About Pastor Nate Ryan
Our Pastor, Nate Ryan, and his wife Jennie began their ministry at West Springfield Baptist Church on August 1st, 2021 shortly after their wedding.

Nate grew up on the beaches of Cape Cod, MA where he was raised in a fellow American Baptist Church. After finishing high school, Nate attended Gordon College on the North Shore of Massachusetts where he completed a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies and Christian Ministries in 2019 and a Masters in Theological Studies from Boston College in 2021.

Nate’s primary interests in ministry are preaching, teaching, church history, spiritual formation, and equipping others to recognizing the signs of God’s Kingdom around them every day. At the core of Nate’s philosophy of ministry is allowing God’s word to shape and form His people to seeing themselves as active participants in His redemptive story. From the call of Abraham onward, God has called a People to Himself to share a collective story that gives them a sense of identity, purpose, and belonging. Helping others to adopt this narrative as their own story so that they might better love God and love their neighbor is at the heart of Nate’s mission here at WSBC.

Outside of the church, Nate enjoys singing in community choirs, cooking meals with Jennie, and rooting for his beloved New York Jets. He is also an avid board game lover and classic movie enthusiast. Jaws is his all-time favorite.