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.
Jerry Maxfield is the Business Administrator at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church and has been involved with Right From The Heart Ministries since its inception. Jerry believes that "Integrating the teachings of Jesus Christ into the marketplace in a non-threatening manner is such a unique opportunity. The niche that RFTH has seized has been both inspirational and productive by inserting a good news message into the everyday routine of people not only in our local community but around the world. Right From The Heart is sowing lots of gospel seeds and trusting the Word of God will indeed accomplish its purposes." Living in Marietta, Georgia, Jerry is married to Laurel and very proud of their 3 married children and 6 grandchildren.
Bill is a native of Columbus, Ga and is a 25 year veteran, now retired, of the Coca Cola Company where he had extensive experience in Marketing and Operations with the bottling companies. Bill is an active member of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta, Ga as well as serving as an elder of the Big Sky Christian Fellowship in Big Sky Montana. He has been married to his wife, Neva, for over 40 years and has three children and six grandchildren. Bill brings a wealth of business experience and insight to Right From The Heart as well as a heart for spreading the Word of God, particularly to men and their families.
Dick is a 40 year veteran of the restaurant and hospitality industries. He is the former President and COO of AFC Enterprises, the parent company of: Church's Chicken, Popeyes Chicken and Biscuits, Cinnabon, and Seattle Coffee Company. He was also Executive VP for Operations for Hospitality Franchise Systems, Inc. a major franchisor for Ramada, Howard Johnson, and Days Inn hotels and he served on the Board of Directors for Rare Hospitality International, the company whose concepts included Longhorn Steakhouse, Bugaboo Creek Steak House and The Capital Grille. 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.
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."
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."