Elder Glenward Alexander (“Alex”) Bryant, DMin, serves as the executive secretary of the North American Division and associate secretary of the General Conference. He formerly served as the president of the Central States Conference. His path to this position began with a degree in Theology and Business Administration from Oakwood College in 1982.
In 1982, Elder Bryant began his ministry in Springfield, Missouri and Coffeyville and Independence Kansas. Later, in 1986, Elder Bryant was ordained to the gospel ministry and continued his education by earning a Master of Divinity degree from Andrews University in 1988. The Central States Conference voted Elder Bryant to serve as Youth/Pathfinders/National Service Organization director, Temperance director and superintendent of Education.
Elder Bryant also served as a student missionary to Japan for one year. During his college years, Elder Bryant’s gift of administration allowed him to serve as the Adventist Youth director at Oakwood College and the Black Students Association of the Seminary (BSAS) president at Andrews University.
The General Conference Executive Committee also recognized that God had given Elder Bryant the gift of administration and elected him to serve as Executive Secretary of the North American Division in October 2008, in Manila, Philippines. He was re-elected in Atlanta at the 2010 GC Session as the Executive Secretary of the North American Division. In December 2011, Elder Bryant received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Elder Bryant is married to the former Desiree Wimbish, who served as superintendent of education for Central States Conference as well as former principal of the V. Lindsay Seventh-day Adventist School in Kansas City, Kansas. They are the parents of three children: Travis, Traven, and Terrence.