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Eric Bryant

Job Title

  • Professor
    Doctor of Ministry, Bethel Seminary


Missional Ministry, Intercultural Communication, Missional Innovation, Missional Contextualization

Started at Bethel



  • Bethel Seminary - D.Min., 2010


Dr. Eric Michael Bryant serves with Gateway Church in Austin as the team leader for the South Austin campus and as part of the teaching team. Known for their mottos: “no perfect people allowed” and “come as you are, but don’t stay that way.”

From 1998-2010, Eric served as part of the leadership team at Mosaic in Los Angeles, a church known for its creativity and diversity. The four years prior to that he helped plant a church in Seattle, WA.

Eric teaches a masters level Post-Christian Ministry Certificate and leads a cohort for a Doctorate of Ministry in Missional Effectiveness through Bethel Seminary where he earned his Doctorate of Ministry in Entrepreneurial Leadership. Trained in Gallup’s StrengthsFinder, the Myers Briggs Temperament Indicator, and the Birkman Method, Eric has coached leaders in the ministry, non-profit, and business sectors.

Eric lives with his wife, Deborah, his son Caleb and his daughter Trevi near downtown in Austin, TX.


Eric’s book, Not Like Me: A Field Guide for Influencing a Diverse World, helps Christ-followers overcome the negative Christian stereotype by embracing the people Christians “love to hate.” His newest project is A Fruitful Life: Becoming Who You Were Created to Be.

He is also one of the co-authors of The Uprising Experience, a workbook developed based on Erwin McManus’ book Uprising: A Revolution of the Soul.

Teaching specialty

Missional Ministry, Intercultural Communication, Missional Innovation, Missional Contextualization