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M. Bryan Gantt, Lead Pastor

Pastor Bryan has literally grown up in Agape Christian Fellowship. His dad came onto the Pastoral staff when Bryan was just 10 years old and he has been an integral part of the ministry as he has grown up in the church. Bryan served on the worship team as a young teen, developing his considerable musical talent before becoming the Worship Team Leader at just the age of 16. He is an accomplished instrumentalist, vocalist, composer, and engineer. He has personally taught and developed much of the musical talent that serves the congregation now with our worship band. 

Pastor Bryan came on staff as an associate pastor in 2007 and served primarily as our administrative Pastor, running the office, overseeing various aspects of the business of the church, and working with our finance officer.  In 2015 his father, Pastor Michael Gantt begin the transition into retirement from the pastoral ministry and Pastor Bryan was given the responsibility of Lead Pastor. Even though his dad still teaches and helps out with the preaching schedule, Pastor Bryan is now our shepherd and is faithfully leading us into the ministry of the next generation. He is a gifted teacher and expositor of the Word of God who always brings a fresh look at the scriptures. 

Pastor Bryan is married for more than twenty years to wife, Rebecca Lynn and they have five children; Gabriel Michael, Hannah Lynn, Emalee Mariah, Maddisen Daneel, and Gunnar Matthew. They are also currently raising a foster child in their home as well. 

If you would like to contact Pastor Bryan you can do so at his email:

Michael K. Gantt, Pastor Emeritus

Pastor Michael Gantt has served on our pastoral staff for over 35 years.  He has now retired from the role of Lead Pastor, relinquishing those responsibiities to his oldest son, Michael Bryan. Pastor still preaches when called upon and in addition, leads a men’s mid-week Bible study and as he has for over 25 years teaches a weekly discipleship school at the church.  He is also the current head of our Mission Team.

In addition to assisting Pastor Bryan with pastoral duties, Pastor Michael maintains a weekly blog site ( and frequently travels nationally and internationally, speaking at conferences and various church related events.  For several years now he has been a featured keynote speaker at several christain writers conferences. 

For the past 10 years or so, one of Pastor Michael’s main activities has been in strategic development for a school for the Deaf in the nation of Kenya in East Africa.  The Immanuel Christian School for the Deaf has over 100 Deaf students one of the poorest areas of Kenya and Pastor Michael has easily slipped into the role of “grandfather” to the children and strategist for the development of the school.  Under the auspices of Agape Christian Fellowship he created the Kenya Devleopment Fund to assist in the deve inlopment of a suitable campus for the Deaf students at Immanuel.  He travels frequently to Kenya and has been a energetic financieer for the school traveling all over America to raise funds to finance the school.  Pastor maintains an active web presence on behalf of the school at, or on Facebook at 

You can also follow Pastor Michael’s Blog at

Pastor Michael is married to Barbara, his wife of more than 47 years and together they have five children and 10 grandchildren.

If you would like to contact Pastor Michael, you can do so at his email:

Michael Gantt is the author of eight books (under the name of M.K. Gantt): EDDIE, A hilarious adventure with Michael and Barbara and their forty-one year old motor home, Cousin Eddie.  MAKUTANO is a collection of stories from three decades of ministry in EAST AFRICA in places like Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Sudan. CRY MERCY is a powerful book that declares the truth that there is are no political solutions for the woes of America becasuse our problems are not political, but spiritual. CRY REPENT, a sequel to CRY MERCY that declares that the way to peace and prosperity is through confession and repentance from sin. America must have a revival if we are to survive. SLEEPING NEAR THE ARK was co-authored with Barbara E. Haley and it targets writers who want to write with a fresh vision. Michael released two new books in 2020: OLD PATHS AND ANCIENT MARKERS, Gurading the Treasure of the Gospel and OVER AND ABOVE, Pursuing a Life of excellence.

All of Pastor Michael’s books can be found on or from his personal website at

You can check out his AUTHOR PAGE on Amazon. 


If you would like to enjoy the pulpit ministry of Agape Christian Fellowship, featuring the preaching ministry of both Pastor Bryan and Pastor Michael you can do so on our Podcast Channel at

© Michael Gantt 2017