About Ryan

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Ryan E. Faison serves as the Clifton Campus Pastor and Student Ministries Pastor at Christ Church with multiple campuses in Montclair, NJ, Rockaway, New Jersey, Clifton, NJ and the Poconos, PA (Lead Pastor: Dr. David Ireland). Ryan also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Pillar College.

In the role of the Clifton Campus Pastor, Ryan serves with his wife Kristyn in shepherding a new campus launched by Christ Church in March 2022 at the AMC Theaters in Clifton. This growing campus serves to reach, love and serve those in the Clifton, NJ and Passaic County, New Jersey region. In the role of Student Ministries Pastor, Ryan provides leadership, strategy and oversight to the Children’s, Teen, College, Young Adults, and student-related programming.

Ryan serves in various roles at Christ Church: a dynamic preacher, a passionate worship leader and a forward-thinking producer of such regional events as Prayerfest, held annually. Ryan’s passion is to equip and empower the emerging generation to fulfill their God-given purpose.

In his role as Adjunct Professor at Pillar CollegeRyan co-labors with the college faculty in the LEAD program, shaping transformational leaders in every sector of society. Ryan facilitates courses in religious studies, leadership, theology and a survey of worldviews.

Ryan is a graduate of Seton Hall University (South Orange, New Jersey) as a Martin Luther King Jr. Scholar with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Ryan has an earned Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from Nyack Alliance Theological Seminary (Nyack, New York). Ryan proudly serves as a member of the Board of Directors for BASIC College Ministries, headquartered in Lima, NY.

Ryan is the recipient of the Outstanding Partnership Award from Intervarsity-Newark and the Dr. David A. Denyer Award from Nyack Alliance Theological Seminary, citing exemplary performance in academics, preaching, soul care and service to the community. Ryan’s passion is to build up the now and next generation as authentic servants and worshippers of God. Ryan and his wife, Kristyn (worship leader and educator) serve together at their home church and ministries regionally and nationally.

Ryan’s First Single: YOUR WILL IN ME! http://itunes.apple.com/album/id/1555922912

Boards & Organizations:

  • Pastoral Team, Christ Church (New Jersey)
  • Preaching Team, Christ Church  (New Jersey)
  • Board of Directors, BASIC College Ministry (Lima, NY)
  • Adjunct Professor, Pillar College (Newark/Somerset, New Jersey)

Speaking & Ministry Engagements Have Included:

  • Regional and National Youth and Young Adult Conferences
  • Worship Experiences at Regionally Churches (Trinity Christian Center (Elizabeth, NJ) , LoveJoy Church (Lancaster, NY), The Tabernacle (Orchard Park, NY), Abundant Life (Whippany, NJ) and more
  • NJ Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Conference (Trenton, NJ)
  • BASIC College Ministries & Young Adult Conference (Rochester/Long Island, NY / Rockaway, NJ)
  • Intervarsity Christian Fellowship (Northern NJ College Campuses)
  • Salvation Army Young Adult Retreat & Conference
  • Pentecostal Youth Fellowship of New Jersey & New York Conference
  • Collyde Summit MC

Connect with Ryan

Connect with Christ Church

Clifton Campus: AMC Clifton Commons 405 Route 3, Clifton, NJ

Montclair Campus: Church Street & Trinity Place, Montclair, NJ

Rockaway Campus: 140 Green Pond Road, Rockaway, NJ