“It’s a magical world, Hobbes, ol’ buddy… let’s go exploring!” Calvin, Calvin & Hobbes
Bryan Lilly is a full-time software engineer who lives in Louisville, Kentucky, C/O West Virginia, with his wife and two kids. He is currently pursuing ordination to the priesthood through the Anglican Church in North America, having previously served as a pastor of teaching/equipping at a baptist church.
BSR, Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Resources, WVU. 2006.
MDiv, Christian Ministry, Southern Seminary. 2011.
Born and raised in southern West Virginia, Bryan came of age while playing in the woods and mountains of the Appalachians. Having grown up nestled among the twists and turns of the New River, he has since lived in Louisville, Kentucky for the last 12 years. He attained his Master of Divinity in Christian Ministry from Southern Seminary (2011), and holds a Bachelor in Science in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Resources from West Virginia University (2006).
Sensing a call to ministry shortly after his conversion to Christianity, Bryan moved to Louisville, Kentucky, to attend Southern Seminary in 2007. That same year he joined a growing local church community where he and his family remained as members for 12 years. Bryan served in many capacities there, including as a small group leader for over 10 years, the founder and Director of it’s arts + culture ministry, a counselor, and a Pastor of teaching/equipping.
In 2019, Bryan stepped down from his pastoral position and he and his family joined Grace Anglican Church, a newly planted ACNA parish in the Diocese of Christ Our Hope. He currently serves as the Interim Children’s Ministry leader, and will be leading one of Grace’s initial Evening Prayer Groups starting the last week of January 2020.
Though he has changed theological traditions, Bryan’s sense of a call to ministry has not. To this end he is in the very beginning stages of pursuing ordination to the Holy Orders of the priesthood through the ACNA and the Diocese of Christ our Hope.
Theologically, Bryan is high church Anglican and Kuyperian-Reformed. His main areas of focus are: theological anthropology (including embodiment and place), liturgical and sacramental theology, spiritual formation, and beauty/aesthetics. He has taught classes on a theology of beauty, beauty and vocation, and spiritual formation with an emphasis on the imagination.
He has been greatly influenced by Abraham Kuyper, Eugene Peterson, N. T. Wright, C. S. Lewis, James K. A. Smith, J. R. R. Tolkien, Wendell Berry, and Hans Urs von Balthasar.
Bryan currently works full time as a software engineer for Southern Seminary.
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