Returning students at the University of Alabama (UA) will be seeing a fresh face in campus ministry this year as Ryan Brooks is the newest Baptist campus minister.
Brooks joins UA Baptist campus minister Kimberly Andrews in ministering to college students in Tuscaloosa. He fills in the shoes of Nate Young, who recently joined the staff of North River Church, Tuscaloosa.
Brooks came to UA from First Baptist Church, Taylors, in Greer, South Carolina, where he served as minister of college and young singles. Prior to that he served as Baptist collegiate minister for Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.
“The college campus is the most strategic missions field in America (with) the opportunity for many to come to Christ, train disciples and see future leaders in our churches thrive and be challenged,” he said.
Brooks holds a bachelor’s degree in religion from Furman and a master of divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
He and his wife, Miriam, have three children.