Bryan Wood was born and raised in the late 50’s in Southern California. He married his high school sweetheart Lori, where they continued to reside in Bryan’s home town of Tustin. Bryan was a luxury home builder for twenty years, following behind a long line of builders / developers. The Wood couple have been blessed with three wonderful daughters; Courtney, Callie, and Camarin, and there one son-in-law Dane. Like Bryan and Lori, all the kids have embraced Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
But, it wasn’t until 1992, that the Woods came to faith under the tutelage of pastor / teacher David Hocking, at Calvary Church, Santa Ana, CA. Shortly thereafter, in July of 1996 that the Wood Family made a major change in their lives, moving to Sandpoint, Idaho. Though the geographical landscape changed dramatically, Bryan continued building luxury homes, but this time down on Lake Coeur d’ alene.
In 2004, while attending CDA Bible Church and teaching Sunday School, Bryan was called to fill the pulpit at Harrison Baptist Church, in Harrison, ID. It was here that his pulpit supply ministry was established and took off. Like the great men of God that raised him in his faith, Bryan had developed to be a Bible expositor himself.
In 2007, still building and expositing God’s Word from the pulpit on Sunday, Bryan had the opportunity to attend Rocky Mountain Bible Mission’s courses in Biblical Studies. After three years of thorough study, Bryan earned an associate certificate in O.T. and N.T. Biblical Studies.
His pulpit ministry has taken him far and wide, into eastern Washington, the panhandle of Idaho, and South-Eastern and Western Montana. In 2013 – 2018, after surviving cancer, Bryan pastored the Evangelical Church of Sandpoint. And now, while still residing in Sandpoint, ID., Bryan and Lori call Kootenai Community Church home.