On November 22, 2015, Pastor Ryan Marlow became the pastor of Grace Baptist Church. He was saved at the age of 13 on July 14, 1998 at a youth revival at West Lenoir Baptist Church, in Lenoir, NC. On April 19, 2006 he surrendered his life to God's calling to preach the Word of God, while attending Bethel Baptist Church in Hays, NC. That same year on August 12 he married Megan Walsh. Pastor Ryan and Mrs. Megan have served God together in various capacities at multiple churches since then, ranging from Pastor, Music Director, and Youth Pastor. On April 15, 2017, Pastor Ryan and Mrs. Megan welcomed the birth of their first child, Levi Asher Marlow. Later, on October 20, 2019, they welcomed the birth of their identical twin girls, Caroline, and, Olivia.
Pastor Ryan graduated from Bethel Baptist Institute (BBI) with an Associates Degree in Biblical Studies, as well as Bachelors and Masters Degree in Theology. He is very passionate about reaching the lost with the Gospel, supporting local and international missions, preaching God's Word, and discipling new converts in the foundations of the faith. His life verse is Proverbs 17:22 which says, "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine, but a broken spirit drieth the bones."
Pastor Ryan is bi-vocational, meaning that he works a full time job in addition to pastoring our church. He is a piano technician, and has been servicing pianos in the NC foothills since 2004 with his business, The Piano Master.
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