ryanRyan Oddo
Lead Pastor
ryan@thebridgersm.com

I love Jesus and I love people! A favorite activity of mine is hearing someone’s story over a cup of coffee. I get most excited to see someone discover and step into a calling or destiny. I love it when God’s plan comes together. I am passionate about healthy leadership…beginning with me! I’m living to hear God say, “Well done…good and faithful servant.”

Favorite Book:
I enjoy meeting with God in His word over a cup of coffee in the morning. I also enjoy books on leadership and spiritual growth. Driven by Eternity by John Bevere is a favorite.

Favorite Food:
PASTA!!!!!!! The more homemade the better!

Favorite Movie:
Remember the Titans is full of leadership moments. Lord of the Rings is filled with inspiring spiritual allegories. Brings tears to eyes to see the enemy get his head knocked off (literally)!

Favorite Scripture:
“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.” 1 John 4:18
Fear limits our potential and minimizes the incredible person God created us to be. God’s love is the most powerful force in the universe! It pushes out the fear and insecurity trying to strangle the soul and frees us to become person God created us to be!

What do you do in your spare time?
I rediscover the woman I married! Occasionally, I’ll get a round of golf in. Sometimes I drive to the beach with a book. I may also drive toward Long Beach to look for some cool rare fish for my aquarium.

What is a little known fact about you?
I’m a diehard Buffalo Bills football fan! No good reason for that…just am. I’m also scuba certified. I was born on the 4th of July.