Director of Campus Ministries; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Ministry
Hope International University, B.A.; Biola University, M.A.
Bryan A. Sands is a veteran of working with not only students but all generations for over fifteen years in the public school system, church and university worlds. He has a passion for people and helping them make wise choices with their lives. Bryan was ordained into the Christian ministry at the age of 21. After thirteen years in one church as Pastor of Student Ministries and the last three years as Associate Pastor of Outreach, Bryan has moved to Hope International University where he has started his fourth year as Campus Pastor.
In addition to his campus work, Bryan also has a passion for missions. Under his leadership, nearly half of the university students he works with were involved with some form of missions last semester. Because of his leadership, Hope International University received the honor of being recognized by the President of the United States’ Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll program for two consecutive years. This award is the highest federal recognition for the commitment of higher education institutions to service learning and civic engagement.
While Bryan was serving full-time in the church, he started the fourth worship celebration service aimed at young adults. He developed leaders and shared passionately every week about the love and grace of Jesus. Bryan will also occasionally teach youth ministry and leadership classes when needed at Hope International University.
Along with campus responsibilities and monthly sermons at A Place for Worship, Sands just released his first book, Everyone Loves Sex So Why Wait? – A Discussion in Sexual Faithfulness, currently the #1 Hot New Release in Health Teaching Materials on Amazon.com. Bryan shares, “The goal of this book is to give a new perspective to waiting. When millennials read this book I’d hope they would develop a fresh outlook on this biblical truth, and for pastors and leaders to have a way to discuss sex and sexual faithfulness in a new way.”
Bryan and his wife, Caz, have a one daughter, Abigail.