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Our Associate Pastor of Youth & Family

Our Associate Pastor of Youth & Family




Pastor Ryan Hawkins was born and raised in Connecticut in a Christian home. Growing up, he never thought he would enter pastoral ministry, but while he was in college, Jesus began to grab a hold of him through his Word. During his college years Ryan fell in love with reading the Bible, finding what was being said therein to be interesting and captivating, and seeing Jesus and the gospel to be truly wonderful and really worth living for. Ryan then began leading a college ministry on his campus which he led for three years, and during which he felt his call to the ministry. There he met his beautiful wife, Danika, and they got married in early 2013. They then moved to St. Louis to attend Covenant Seminary. During this time, Ryan and Danika led a youth group at a church in St. Louis, and Ryan received his Master of Divinity in 2017.

Pastor Ryan enjoys teaching the Bible, discovering and pointing to how amazing Jesus is, living life with people, and digging into any and all questions someone might have about the faith. He also especially enjoys hanging out with and mentoring both Middle School and High School students, as does his wife Danika. His hobbies include running, cooking, reading, playing table tennis, watching and playing soccer, and rooting earnestly for his favorite sports team, the New York Giants.

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