Barn Around The World

Reverend Bryan Bywater

Church Army, USA

I’m a West Hartford native I’ve been serving in ministry in New England for 26 years, beginning as the Young Life Area Director in Simsbury serving along with Brad Moger “back in the day”! 

I’m serving now as the ministry director of Church Army. Our vision is to expand the Kingdom of God to those outside the walls of the church by caring for felt needs of the vulnerable and sharing the Good News of Christ through honest relationships. 

My passion has always been for the ones on the margins, the people whom don’t venture in the doors of the church. 

We are currently shepherding a church for the homeless outside City Hall in Hartford each Saturday. It is a sight to behold as “us” and “them become a “we”. After the service we offer a meal of soup and sandwiches as well as other needs. One of our three caseworkers is on site to help with next steps and our prayer is always rich. 

We are also running five outreach bible studies and discipleship groups as well as services in three nursing homes, offering hope, faith, and friendship. Twice a week we are on the streets, offering help and pastoral care through a unique friendship with the Hartford Police Department. 

Our team is called to teach and host many youth groups, as well as The Master’s School. 

Way to learn more:

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Prayer Concerns:  

  • Pray that Gospel goes out in great power
  • Pray that souls come to Christ and people are set free. 
  • For workers and resources. 

The latest Church Around the World June 2018 Newsletter