RYAN GEAR

Lead Pastor

Ryan Gear is the Lead Pastor of The Well. He earned a BA in Religion from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and a Master of Divinity degree from Ashland Theological Seminary.

Prior to founding The Well, Ryan founded a nondenominational church in Arizona, a consulting firm serving churches and nonprofit charitable organizations, and a wedding officiating and entertainment company. He previously served in The United Methodist Church and the Church of the Nazarene.

Ryan has contributed to several resources for religion and spirituality including Huffington Post, On Faith, BeliefnetConvergent Books, and Real Clear Religion, and has contributed locally in The Arizona Republic, East Valley Tribune, SanTan Sun News, and on AZ TV3.

Ryan is married to Hannah, an elementary school teacher. They have two sons and live in Chandler.

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FAVORITE GAME
FAVORITE GAME

Mario Kart 8 with my oldest boy (but let's be honest... usually late at night with my very competitive wife).

FAVORITE VERSE
FAVORITE VERSE

"Unrolling the scroll, Jesus found the place where it is written: 'The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight to the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.'"

Luke 4:17b-19

FAVORITE MOVIES
FAVORITE MOVIES

Anchorman
Superman II (the Christoper Reeve series, of course)
The Empire Strikes Back
The Godfather Part II
Inception
Jerry Maguire
Gladiator
The Big Lebowski
Toy Story