Dr. Eric Michael Bryant serves with Gateway Church in Austin as the team leader for the Central Austin region, the South Austin campus, and as part of the teaching team. Known for their mottos: “no perfect people allowed” and “come as you are but don’t stay that way,” Gateway has created a church out of the culture by helping a spiritually diverse group of people connect, grow, and serve.
From 1998-2010, Eric served as a catalyst, navigator, speaker and elder with the leadership team at Mosaic in Los Angeles, a church known for its creativity and diversity. The four years prior to that he helped plant a church in Seattle, WA.
Eric serves as part of the The Origins Project, a movement of people committed to Jesus, Humanity, and Innovation
Eric earned his Doctorate of Ministry in Entrepreneurial Leadership with Bethel Seminary where he leads a doctoral cohort on Missional Effectiveness. He has taught at the Southern California campuses of Golden Gate Seminary and Fuller Seminary. Trained in Gallup’s StrengthsFinder, the Myers Briggs Temperament Indicator, and the Birkman Method, Eric has coached leaders in the ministry, non-profit, and business sectors.
Eric’s book, Not Like Me: A Field Guide for Influencing a Diverse World, helps Christ-followers overcome the negative Christian stereotype by embracing the people Christians “love to hate.” He is also one of the co-authors of The Uprising Experience, a workbook developed for Promise Keepers based on Erwin McManus’ book Uprising: A Revolution of the Soul.
Eric lives with his wife, Debbie, his son Caleb and his daughter Trevi near downtown in Austin, TX.