Ryan Day was recently installed as the senior pastor of Wrightsdale Baptist Church in Peach Bottom, Pennsylvania. He came to Wrightsdale from Grace Baptist Church (from the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches) in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, where he served for twenty years, six years as associate pastor overseeing a thriving youth ministry followed by nearly 15 years as senior pastor.
In that top post, Day led Grace Baptist in hosting a local television broadcast as an outreach to their predominantly Roman Catholic community. The church produced the weekly 30-minute programs completely in-house.
The church also hosted Church in the Park, holding Sunday services in local community park, as well as other creative outreaches.
Baptist Resource Network’s Executive Director Barry Whitworth, former Associate Director Stan Smith, and Church-Planting Consultant Michael Nerger offered words of encouragement and challenge at Day’s February 23, 2020, installation. Various Wrightsdale members, including ministry leaders and the pulpit search committee, also used the occasion to pray over Day and his future leadership.
Day, a native of Westminster, Maryland, is a 1998 graduate of Baptist Bible College in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, where he majored in Bible and pastoral studies. In 2005, he graduated from Baptist Bible Seminary with the master of ministry degree in theological studies. He is currently engaged in doctor of ministry studies at Baptist Bible Seminary.
Pastor Day has a shepherd’s love for the local church. He is committed to expository preaching where the whole counsel of God’s Word is brought to bear on the hearts and lives of listeners. He loves theology and American history, and he enjoys sports-talk radio as well as Christian and presidential biographies.
From 2016-2019, he was a monthly contributor for LifeZette, a conservative news and commentary website founded by Fox News host Laura Ingraham. His articles tackled relevant topics related to faith, family, theology, marriage, and Christian worldview. His writing has also been featured at FoxNews.com, The Baptist Bulletin, and National Right to Life.
When not ministering at the church, Day enjoys backpacking, bass fishing, and family time at Ocean City, Maryland. He has been married to Heather for 25 years, and they have five handsome sons and one beautiful daughter.