Family Ministries Director, Middle School Pastor

I was raised in a Christ-centered home in Lawrenceville, GA. Living in the same home, attending the same church, and being homeschooled created a very stable atmosphere throughout my youth.

As a junior in high school I felt God’s call to youth ministry. After being mentored by my youth pastor for two years, I was invited to lead the youth ministry at Lawrenceville Church of God. In the 5 years I was in that position, I was blessed to see many students establish and mature in their own personal relationship with God. I also grew tremendously as a leader, teacher, and pastor.

I married my best friend, Robin, in 2010. She and I share a passion for leading students to a stronger relationship with Christ. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing and Robin has a master’s degree in Science and Mental Health Counseling.

I joined the Mount Paran North staff in May 2013. I’m passionate about equipping parents to be the primary spiritual leaders of their homes, and teaming up to help their kids fall in love with God!

Ryan Joiner


Baseball, Braves, UGA football, running, movies, music, building, art and design.


The Bible; Crazy Love (Chan); Communicating for Change (Stanley); First Two Years of Youth Ministry (Fields), A Million Miles in a Thousand Years (Miller); and The Hobbit (Tolkien)


I’m a handyman skilled at everything from sewing to painting.

“I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.”

— I Corinthians 9:22