Bryan White
Senior Pastor

“The best roads of all are the ones that aren’t certain.”

Bruce Cockburn

Background: Although Bryan has lived in a variety of towns and cities throughout the Pacific Northwest, he feels God has brought him home to Eastern Washington through his call to Hillspring. Bryan holds a BA from Portland State University and a Masters of Divinity from Methodist Theological School in Ohio. In addition to his theological work at MTSO, he studied both Greek and Hebrew at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, OH. Bryan believes God has prepared him all his life to serve at Hillspring. He felt a strong, clear call from God to this ministry.

His main passion in ministry is to help people grow as Disciples of Christ, through the Spiritual Disciplines such as prayer and Bible Study, but also by understanding that God has placed each of us in unique situations in the world to live our faith. Bryan is passionate about justice issues and community development, he is proud of the melding of those two areas in Hillspring Church’s After School Matters non profit as well as our unique Honduran ministry, m25. Bryan enjoys spending time with his family, loves being in the mountains, and playing guitar.

What I like most about the Hillspring Church Community: There are so many things I love about our community, but the most important is the actual community itself! I am so blessed to be a part of the Hillspring Church family!

Favorite Movie: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

AHA! Moment: During a debrief of a week long trip in a Honduran mountain village with a group of teen agers who were very sad about leaving their new friends, my good friend Justin Porter asked the group, “Do you really have to travel half way across the world and live in the mountains of Honduras to experience authentic community? Let’s find a way to replicate that experience of community and transformation back home where we speak the same language and share the same customs with the people around us!” That moment changed everything for our church.

Book I would recommend: It depends on the situation and the person! But one of the books I seem to recommend most often is The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen.