Rev. Dr. W. Raymond Bryant has served 22 years as a pastor in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He has been at Bethel A.M.E. Church in San Antonio, Texas since November 2006.
Rev. Bryant is keenly interested in developing better schools for our children and believes we are past due for some major changes in the way education is delivered. "I am interested in building a strong community where the members are not afraid to step out of their doors and experience their community. Children are our future and we must show them we love them by providing a safe environment for them to grow, to learn, and to develop into the people God created them to be."
Limited involvement in politics helps Rev. Bryant stay abreast of legislation pertaining to education. He is a proponent of charter schools and school choice and believes that parents need more real choices about where their children will be educated.
Rev. Bryant is the Vice Chair of the National Board for the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO). He also serves as Chair of the Board of the Beasley Brown Community Development Corporation.
In 1977, Rev. Bryant graduated from Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas, and later received his BS degree from the University of New York. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Houston Graduate School of Theology in 1995 and a Doctor of Ministry in 1998 from the same institution.
Rev. Dr. Bryant is focused on teaching and developing the members of the Body of Christ spiritually. He is a great teacher and God has smiled on him and gifted him in many ways. He is excited about life and believes this is the season of revival in the church. He believes that the best is yet to come for the church.