Ryan was born and raised in Morrilton, Arkansas. He surrendered to God’s call to full-time ministry at the age of 17 and attended Bible college at Central Baptist College in Conway, Arkansas. He and his wife Whitney were happily married on March 24th, 2007 and moved to Fountain, CO in June 2007 to help plant a local church. Ryan serves as the Family Pastor and loves to teach and preach the Gospel. He has over a decade of experience in youth and kids ministry. The Fillingers joined Cross Creek Church in February of 2017 and Ryan came on staff in June 2017. Ryan and Whitney have three rambunctious children, Anberlin, Liam, and Ephram. Ryan loves listening to, playing, and writing music as well as watching Star Trek and sipping a cold Dr. Pepper.