the fall of 1996, Jeff met Dino Glassman, a street evangelist, and prayed with him. Jeff accepted Jesus
Christ into his life as his personal Lord and Savior. Over the next year he sensed God leading him towards full-time ministry.
In 1997 he attended Central Bible College (CBC) in Springfield, Missouri, and graduated in 2001. After he graduated from CBC
Jeff was involved in inner city volunteer work with the Los Angeles County Teen Challenge and also served in associate pastorships
at New Life Assembly of God in Atchison, Kansas; Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Phillipsburg, Missouri; and National Avenue
Assembly of God in Springfield, Missouri.
After completing a Master of Divinity at the Assemblies
of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, Missouri, Chaplain Bryan reentered active duty service with the United States
Army. Chaplain Bryan is married and has one child. His family lives with him at Fort
Bragg, North Carolina.” Chaplain Jeff Bryan is the author of Memoirs from Babylon: A
Combat Chaplain's Life in Iraq's Triangle of Death.
According to the book description of Memoirs
from Babylon: A Combat Chaplain's Life in Iraq's Triangle of Death, “America's unofficial nightmare during
the Iraq War was the infamous Triangle of Death, sometimes referred to by Iraqis as the Graveyard of the Americans.
While serving in the Triangle, Chaplain Jeff Bryan ministered to a 1,200-man infantry task force, often while patrolling
streets, fields, and villages as his unit cleared them in close-quarters combat. During the most violent and controversial
phase of the war, Chaplain Bryan brought God to the American warrior. He witnessed life, death, and faith at every level,
including a worst-case scenario in which several troops in his unit were ambushed and captured. Memoirs from Babylon is a
dramatic account of humanity at its best and worst, a gut-wrenching experience of fear and faith under fire. Chaplain Bryan's
story is a unique combination of life, leadership, military history, and God-centered hope in the midst of America's nightmare.”