About

familyAfter winning a national championship on the 1999 Florida State Seminoles’ football team, Ryan began competing in the real world. God used his decade as a pastor to nurture his passion for helping families. Now, with more than twelve years of marriage and five young children, Ryan is even more enthusiastic about partnering with families as they fight for their homes. He currently serves at the Pregnancy Help & Information Center in Tallahassee, FL. Whether it’s a book, a blog post, an article, or delivering a talk, Ryan strives to present life changing truth in a clear, creative way. Words are powerful. “And because of His words many more became believers.” – John 4:41

  • Born in Charlotte, NC on November 3, 1977
  • Raised in Augusta, GA
  • The fifth of six children to his rockin’ parents
  • Walked-on to the Seminole football team in 1996
  • Came to a saving faith in Jesus Christ in 1997
  • Earned the starting tight end position in 1999
  • Helped the ‘Noles with the National Championship in 1999
  • Had a very, very brief career with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2001
  • Married on March 2, 2002
  • Served as a youth pastor in Hawley, MN in 2002 and 2003
  • Served as a youth / family pastor in Highlands, NC from 2004 – 2009
  • Son #1, Caedmon, born in 2004
  • Son #2, Jackson, born in 2005
  • Son #3, Andrew, born in 2007
  • Son #4, Toby, born in 2009
  • Began serving as an associate pastor in Tallahassee, FL in 2009
  • Released Grateful: From Walking On To Winning It All at Florida State in 2010
  • Began serving at the Pregnancy Help & Information Center in Tallahassee, FL in April of 2012
  • Daughter #1, Lucy, born in 2012
  • Released Seasons: What College Athletes Need To Know About Their Future in 2013
  • Son #5, Oliver Joel Sprague, lost through miscarriage