Travis Ryan fiercely champions the church. By watching his father lead worship at the Calvary Chapels of southern California and at Saddleback church, Ryan gained a vision for the church and its role in the Kingdom.
Ryan attended California Baptist University in Riverside, CA where he studied Arts in Worship Ministry, led worship for the school, and accepted a position at Magnolia Avenue Baptist Church during his Junior year. During his senior year, Ryan accepted a position at Saddleback Church where he served for the next 7 years and continued to grow in his passion for serving and writing for the church. During this season, Travis signed with Integrity Music as a staff writer and artist. He has co-written with Tim Timmons, Phil Wickham, All Sons and Daughters, Matt Redman, Brenton Brown, Ben Cantelon, Vertical Church, Jason Ingram, and Jennie Lee Riddle and has toured with Paul Baloche, Phil Wickham, and MercyMe.
Ryan is best known for his #1 hit song, "We Believe" recorded and sung by the CCM band, "Newsboys".
Ryan recently accepted a position at LifePoint Church in Smyrna, TN where he is developing a culture of creativity and a community of songwriting, conveying his passion for the church and God’s kingdom to the LifePoint body in the states and around the world. Ryan also serves as one of the chaplains for the People & Songs community founded by Jennie Lee Riddle, a natural outlet for his desire to mentor artists and writers who serve the church at large.