Bryan and Lisa have long considered ministry in the Boston area. Lisa grew up in New England, and Bryan was born in and has a similar affinity for the Northeast. After several years of seminary training and preparatory work, the Loneys are excited to be in Roslindale and feel privileged to call it home.
Bryan and Lisa Loney (and their two daughters, Morgan and Mya) moved to Roslindale in May 2012 to begin their work in the neighborhood. Bryan is the pastor of Christ the King Roslindale. Thirteen years ago, he completed his doctorate in clinical psychology and began working as a researcher and professor of psychology at Florida State University. He became a Christian during his first year of teaching, when a doctor friend shared the gospel of Christ with him. He spent several more years in Tallahassee, Florida working at Florida State University and gaining church leadership experience across various contexts (e.g., college ministry leader and elder at a developing church plant). Shortly after he received tenure at Florida State, his family made the decision to resign from that academic position and pursue a greater passion for vocational ministry.