John David Bryant, age 77, passed away on September 20, 2021. He was a resident of Colorado Springs, CO for 42 years and was formally a resident of Norwood, PA.
John was born on April 6, 1944, to Joseph Miller Bryant and Alice Irene (nee Roy) in Ridley Park, PA. He attended Ridley Township High School, graduating in 1962 and joined the Air Force September 1962. He was honorably discharged from the Air Force August 25, 1966, after serving at MacDill AFB, Florida and Bitburg AFB, Germany where he met the love of his life, Kathleen (Kate) Mary Kruger.
They were married March 4, 1967, in Riverside, CA and lived in Norwood, PA for 12 years. After working in the construction field for several years, John joined the Norwood Police Department and attended Widner College where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in May 1975.
After moving to Colorado Springs in 1979, John and Kate began attending Village Seven Presbyterian Church and, within 4 years, the whole family had learned of the saving grace of Jesus Christ.
John’s love of evangelism and sharing the gospel carried through on all aspects of his life. He coached club and high school soccer teams. He managed a soccer store and, when the opportunity to share the gospel with prisoners through a soccer sports ministry with The Saints Prison Ministry, he willingly grasped the opportunity to become the Western Branch Coordinator so that the gospel could be shared in all the prisons of Colorado. The last 5 years John was also able to work as an Administrative Assistant at New Geneva Seminary in Colorado Springs.
John’s gift of evangelism became his life’s mission, and he grasped every opportunity that presented itself to share Christ with those who are perishing. Because he believed that the work of Christ alone is the reason we can know we have eternal life, he was prepared to leave this life and enter into the presence of Christ for eternity. And we all look forward to that time when we will join him.
John is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Kate, his 2 sons Daryll (Thesa), and Dennis (Lora) and 4 granddaughters, Shyanne, Makayla, Allison, and Faith and expected great-granddaughter.
A Memorial Service will be held Friday, October 22, 2021 at 2:00p.m. at Village Seven Presbyterian Church, 4040 Nonchalant Circle S.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations in John’s name may be made to the New Geneva Seminary or Saint’s Prison Ministry.