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P​astor Ryan Smith is the founder and senior pastor of Fivestones Church in Georgia.  Founded in 2011, the ministry has grown from five families into a diverse congregation of hundreds. Pastor Ryan and his wife Marsha have served together for 30 years and are the proud parents of two sons who serve with them in ministry.  It is a family ministry, with both daughters in law and now 2 grandchildren growing up in the ministry.

Pastor Ryan is driven by an assignment from God to expand the Kingdom by going to new territories and planting churches and strengthening churches in transition along with raising up leaders.  Beginning as a young 21-year-old church planter, his desire to demonstrate the power of the Kingdom through miracles, signs and wonders has not changed over the past 30 years of ministry.  His enthusiasm has fueled a ministry which that has allowed Pastor to share a positive, life-changing and Biblically based message around the world.

By embracing his apostolic assignment to expand the Kingdom, he serves as President of Vanguard Bible College and leads the Sycamore Network which equips, supports and covers ministers of the Gospel.  The hallmark of Pastor Ryan’s unique Spirit-filled ministry is his desire to see the Church arise and lead an awakening in the land

Having a heart for the local church, Pastor has served as a restorer of the old waste places, as he has served to provide strategies of revitalization and counsel for many churches in transition. From some of the nation’s oldest congregations to new church plants, his vision and insight has placed his ministry in demand around the world.

LEADERSHIP METRICS
• Years in Ministry: 30 
• Ordained: 1994
• Senior Pastor | Fivestones Church
• President | Vanguard Bible College
• Board Member: Walk Rite Ministries
• Founder & President | The Sycamore Network
• Member o\f City Harvest Network


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
Certified Behavioral Analyst - New Castle Inst.
Certificate | Church History - Global University
Certificate  | Pastoral Ministry -Lee University
B.A. Business Administration - Pass Christian