Our Founder

Bryant Wright

Bryant Wright is the Founder and Chairman of Right From The Heart Ministries, a media ministry, which he began in 1992.  He is also the Senior Pastor of Johnson Ferry, which now has almost 8,300 members and 7 Sunday morning worship services.  Prior to entering full-time Christian work, Bryant was employed as a Sales Representative for Puritan Chemical Company in Augusta, Georgia. He is a respected Bible teacher, pastor, husband, father and community leader.

Since one of Bryant’s passions was to get the message of Jesus Christ outside the walls of the church, Right From The Heart was born.  Using secular and Christian radio, television, print media, the internet, and social media, Right From The Heart provides challenging, inspirational and insightful messages to encourage people in this hard-charging world in which we live.  Bryant has also authored four books: One Minute of Your Time, Another Minute of Your Time, One Minute of Your Day, Seeds of Turmoil, and most recently, a book of 365 devotions, Right From the Heart.

Bryant’s education includes:

  • Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, University of South Carolina
  • Honorary Doctorate, SEFOVAN Seminary, Madrid, Spain
  • Master of Divinity, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY
  • Bachelor of Arts in English, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Other areas in which Bryant has and/or is currently serving are:

  • President – Southern Baptist Convention (SBC)
  • Board of Trustees – GuideStone Financial Resources
  • Board of Trustees – Truett-McConnell College
  • President of the Pastors’ Conference of the SBC
  • Chairman of the Committee on Committees of the SBC
  • Board of Trustees – Shorter College

A native of Atlanta, Bryant and his wife, Anne, reside in Marietta, Georgia.  They are the parents of three sons, George, Andrew, and David, all of which are married.  Bryant and Anne are also the proud grandparents of five grandchildren.