Bryan Lilly is a Christian, husband, and certified optician. He is 29 years old, and was born and raised in beautiful southern West Virginia. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism from West Virginia University, and a Master’s of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Bryan and his wife, Samantha, are members of, and serve at, Sojourn Community Church,where they have been attending for over 5 years, and members for over 4 of those years. Bryan serves as a Community Group Coach where his main role is help disciple, coach, and lead several of our community group leaders. Samantha also serves on the worship team, where she sings at the East Campus.
Bryan’s main interests include biblical theology, the doctrine of creation, and theological anthropology (primarily embodiment and place). He also enjoy liturgical theology, including art and architecture, especially where they intersect with a theology of embodiment.
View a summery of Bryan’s theological beliefs.
Bryan’s Favorite Books
The Bible, Suprised by Hope by N.T. Wright, The Reason for God by Tim Keller, Culture Making by Andy Crouch, Confessions by St. Augustine, Jesus and the Eyewitnesses by Richard Bauckham, Where Mortals Dwell by Craig Bartholomew, Your Life in Rhythm by Bruce Miller, The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings by Tolkien
Bryan’s Favorite Music
Sojourn Music, The Black Keys, Arcade Fire, Silversun Pickups, The Avett Brothers, Wye Oak, Mumford and Sons, Florence and the Machine, Sufjan Stevens, Wovenhand, Josh Garrels, The Oh Hellos, Forest Mountain Hymnal, Johnny Cash, Derek Webb
Bryan’s Favorite Movies
Dead Poets Society, Jurassic Park, Inception, The Lord of the Rings, Session 9, Pan’s Labyrinth, Let the Right One In, The Big Lebowski, Cloverfield, Vampyr, The Shining