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. 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 also serves in the role as President of SEND Relief. He retired as the founding Senior Pastor of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta, Georgia on December 15, 2019, where he had pastored for 38 years. The church grew to over 7,300-members under his leadership as senior pastor. He is a straightforward communicator who uniquely connects God’s unchanging truth with a diverse culture through compelling and creative teaching. Bryant is the author of six books and co-host on the new Right From The Heart Leadership Podcast.

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, live in Marietta Georgia, and have 3 grown sons, 3 daughters-in-law, and 7 grandchildren.