pastor James Ryder
pastor Jamie lives in Massillon with his lovely wife Arian and their three daughters Emily, Lauren, and Natalie. He was called into the ministry while attending Newman and eventually became our pastor in January of 2017. He is a graduate of Ashland Theological Seminary where he earned a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies in 2015. He serves us bi-vocationally while being employed as a Project Manager at The Babcock & Wilcox Company. Pastor Jamie's vision is to see people grow in their knowledge of the scriptures and their trust in Jesus as their only possible means of salvation. He aims to do this by preaching and teaching in a way that connects to people's true need.