Reverend Jeffrey Bryan is the Pastor of the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church located in the Borough of Roselle, where he has served his fourth year as Pastor. He is married to Leading Lady, Kia A. Bryan and their blended family is blessed with four children: Denajah, Jeffrey, Jaiden and Josiah.
Prior to becoming the pastor at Bethlehem, he pastored the Tabernacle Baptist Church located in the City of Newark, where he served as Pastor for 17 years. Rev. Bryan was licensed to preach the gospel in 1995; ordained to serve as Assistant Pastor of Tabernacle in 1997; and installed as Pastor in 1998.
Under his leadership at Bethlehem, the Mass Choir and Noon Day Prayer was reestablished. Ministries Fair, 2nd Sunday is Youth Sunday, Singles Ministry, Reaching for the Stars aftercare program with the purchase of chrome books for the children, Seasoned Saints Ministry and Seasoned Saints Outing Day were established. For the children and community, there is an Annual Book Bag Drive, Harvest Fest "Trunk-or-Treat: and Annual Ornament Making Event, all were supported by the Youth Ministry. In the lower auditorium of the church, the dining hall has a fresh look with new tiles on the floor, new chairs, walls painted, new windows and window coverings. Also, the men and women's rest rooms have been renovated. The sanctuary has been fully renovated with new pews, carpet, chairs, lights and ceiling fans. He has put forth the church's "Vision and Mission" statement which is centered on the mandate of Romans 8:28 given the theme, "A Committed Church Serving the Lord".
Rev. Bryan served as the former Treasurer of The General Baptist State Convention of New Jersey, Inc. and is a member of the Newark Branch NAACP. He was the past President of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Association's A.I.M. (Adults In Missions Department). He served as the Chairperson of the Home and Foreign Mission for the New Hope Missionary Baptist Association. Pastor Bryan served as the Second Vice-Moderator, First Vice-Moderator and on August 15, 2019 he was elected as Moderator-Elect for the New Hope Missionary Baptist Association.
In April 2003, Rev Bryan was accepted to the Lott Carey Pastoral Excellence Program. As a result of being accepted into this program he traveled to Guyana on a 15-day mission in the Spring of 2003, Jamaica in 2004 and Zimbabwe in 2005.
In June 2003, Rev. Bryan was also certified as an instructor under the National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc. and the Department of Christian Education. Rev. Bryan is a graduate from the New York Theological Seminary Certificate Program. Rev. Bryan is a graduate of the Somerset Christian College where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Organizational Leadership and he is currently pursuing a Master of Arts Degree in Ministry and Community Leadership at New Brunswick Theological Seminary. He works as Dean of Students at Irvington High School since 2014.
On November 6, 2018, Rev. Bryan was elected to the Roselle Board of Education, where he received the highest amount of elected votes as a candidate.
On April 27, 2019, Rev. Bryan was recognized and honored by the Union County Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc. as Man of the Year.
On September 29, 2019, Rev. Bryan was installed as the Moderator of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Association, Inc.
On January 6, 2020, Rev. Bryan was voted to be Vice President of the Board of Education for Roselle.