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Pastor Ryan and Elizabeth McBride

and their boys.

Ryan McBride - a brief interview:


What is your 9 - 5?

I am Lead Pastor of 12 Springs Church and part owner of SRQ Pressure Cleaning, LLC

What kind of education and experience do you have?

  • BS in Biology – James Madison University – 1999.

       Master of Arts in Theology – Fuller Theological Seminary –         2008.

  • 10 years as a Youth and Associate Pastor in three different churches.


What makes you tick?

  • My wife of 17 years and my 4 boys – 12, 10, 8, and 5.

  • Making the world different, i.e. better. Injustices make me angry. God is just, the world should be too and we are his mechanism.

  • Passion - I want to be around passionate people and doing something about which I am passionate.

  • Reading theology books, studying the Bible and discussing my questions with my wife and anyone else who wants to talk.

  • Fixing and building stuff.

  • Serving in the community.

  • Board games with my boys.

  • Doing anything out doors.


What’s on your playlist?

  • David Crowder

  • Avett Brothers

  • 21 Pilots

  • Muddy Waters

  • U2

  • Anything from the 90s.


What's on your Hulu/Netflix cache?

  • Badlands

  • History Documentaries (even the boring ones)

  • Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

  • Rogue One




Anthony & his bride Grace Lee

Anthony Gullo - a brief interview:


What is your 9 - 5?

I am on staff here at 12 Springs to assist Ryan in pastoral responsibilities and to equip the body of Christ to do the work of the ministry. I am also the Media Director as well as the bass player in the 12 Springs Band. I also operate Tree of Life Home Management. I assist families through meal planning & meal preparation, along with athletic training and coaching. 

What kind of education and experience do you have?

  • School of Ministry in Cicero N.Y. 

  • God has been gracious to me over the years to be able to serve Him by serving others as a Senior Pastor - Friendship Assembly Omar, N.Y., Associate Pastor - 1st Baptist Church Clayton, N.Y., Pastor of Student Ministries - Watertown N.Y., Pastor of Children Ministries in Bradenton Fl.

  • I was Director of SoZo Teen Center for several years and I had the time of my life serving as the General Manager of WWJS Radio in Watertown as well.

  • I am a girls softball and basketball coach.


What makes you tick?

  • Knowing I am loved and known by the creator of all. Knowing that I don't have "to do" anything to be his beloved and that there is nothing, absolutely nothing that I can achieve or receive that will make him love me more than how much he loves me right now.

  • Serving my wife and making her laugh.

  • Hanging out with my grandson and extending unconditional love to my children.

  • Cooking for family & friends


What’s on your playlist?

  • Durand Jones & The Indications

  • Ben Harper

  • Steely Dan

  • Chris Lizotte

  • Chet Baker


What's on your Hulu/Netflix cache?

  • Huwho? A good documentary

  • A funny stand-up special

  • Better Call Saul

Parker Thurman - a brief interview

What is your 9-5?

I am the Ministry Director for Suncoast Youth For Christ


What kind of education and experience do you have?

  • Business and economics at Virginia Military Institute.

  • Ministry Credentials through Youth For Christ. 


What makes you tick?

  • I love playing with my kids and going on adventures with my wife.

  • I love anything to do with water, the woods and the mountains; especially riding waves, boating, kayaking, snowboarding and hiking trails.

  • I always have to know what’s around the next corner.  My passion is helping pioneer new ministries to reach people far from God and to help people reach their God given potential. 


What's on your playlist?

  • Hillsong United, Housefires, Mat Mchugh, anything that makes you feel something. 


What's on your Hulu/Netflix cache?

  • Blacklist,

  • Parks and Rec

  • Arrested Developmet

  • The Goldbergs

  • Brooklyn 99

  • Seinfield