Chairman and Founder
Bryant is the Founder and Chairman of Right From The Heart Ministries, as well as Senior Pastor of the 8,000-plus member Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Northwest Atlanta. Past President of the Southern Baptist Convention, Bryant is a respected Bible teacher, pastor, author, husband, father, grandfather, and community leader.
Joe Shadden is the Business Administrator at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church and has been involved with Right From The Heart Ministries for many years. Living in Marietta, Georgia, Joe is married to Dale and very proud of their children.
Todd is a successful real estate broker and invester. He grew up at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church and he and his wife, Betsey, are now active members at Buckhead Church. The Bannisters have supported Right From The Heart for a long time, and we are thankful for them. Todd had this to say, "There is no greater cause than to give to those that spread and share the life-saving news of Jesus and the life-changing Word of God."
Jennifer is a CPA and was a former staff member at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church. She and her husband, Craig, have two children and are long time supporters of Right From The Heart. They are active members at Johnson Ferry and are very involved in the community. Jennifer says, "My husband and I have a heart for reaching others with the good news of Jesus Christ and we believe that RFTH's ministry is an exciting way to do that." He is currently a partner at Equicorp Partners, LLC. a firm that owns and operates restaurant concepts along with providing consulting and analytical services to restaurant companies and private equity firms with investments in the restaurant and retail space.
Jane is a former board member and a has been a valued supporter of Right From The Heart for many years. She was the owner of The Spear Group until she sold the company in 2001, and is now retired. Jane is a current member of the Board of Trustees/Charleston Southern University. She and her husband, Jim, are long time active members of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church.
Ken and his family were active members of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church for 20 years until they moved out of the local area and now attend North Point Community Church. They have been financial supporters of RFTH for many years and are thrilled to be a part of a ministry delivering the gospel locally, nationally and around the world. Ken has worked for Cleveland Group, Inc. for over 32 years and currently holds the position of Chief Financial Officer. Cleveland is a large family owned electrical and mechanical construction firm based here in Atlanta. He and his wife, Paige, have been married over 28 years and have 3 children.
Dennis is an Atlanta native who has resided in East Cobb and a member of Johnson Ferry since 1987. His wife, Cheri, and he have been married for 34 years. As an industrial real estate broker with Teague & Company, Inc., he manages and leases warehouses part time. Dennis has been involved with Right From the Heart since 1992 when Bryant asked Cheri and him to be on the Resource Team. They believe that Right From the Heart is an excellent organization geared toward spreading the gospel worldwide using Bryant's God-given talents.