Worship Leader, Songwriter, Artist, Author & Presenter
Ryan Day is a worship leader, ministry co-ordinator, award-winning songwriter and recording artist based in the Sutherland Shire of Sydney, Australia. His passion is to lead and inspire people into moments of encounter with God.
Ryan has been leading worship and involved in worship ministry for over 15 years. He has led worship at conferences and music festivals such as Blackstump, Revive and Easterfest and at local church events both small and large. He currently serves as the Worship Ministry Co-ordinator at Gymea Baptist Church, which he has been doing since 2011, overseeing a great team of over 90 volunteers.
Ryan’s first full-length worship album, The Sending, was released in May 2015. It is a concept album is based on the words of Jesus in John 20:21, “As the Father has sent me, so I am sending you.” Filled with theological truths and high end production, the album has already gained attention internationally. In September 2015, the song “How Great Is The Love” from this album was selected as a prize winner in the Christian category of the “Unsigned Only” song competition. Two other songs from “The Sending” were selected as Top 25 finishers in the “Worship The Rock” song competition: “King of Calvary” was placed 10th and “The King Has Come” was placed 13th. Ryan has visited churches to share songs and stories from the album through a “musical message.”
Ryan regularly contributes articles on worship for both print and online publications, such as Together Magazine. Ryan has performed on national television in Australia (as a guest musical performer on “Wesley Impact TV”) and his music has been featured on Christian radio in Australia. Ryan serves as a worship leader for the Arrow Australia Leadership Program for Emerging Christian Leaders.
In 2014 Ryan completed a Masters of Ministry with a emphasis on Worship Studies and Spiritual Formation, through St Stephen’s University in Canada. Ryan is currently writing his first book entitled, “The Evergreen Worship Leader”. Based on his studies, Ryan introduces in this book a holistic approach to the discipleship of worship leaders and team members toward spiritual maturity in both life and ministry. Using the core ideas from this material, and bringing over 15 years of practical experience in developing local church worship teams, Ryan is able to provide teaching and training for worship ministry. He helps to facilitate worship songwriting groups and retreats, and he speaks at churches and conferences on worship ministry and worship songwriting. He has been a returning guest lecturer on worship leadership for Morling Theological College in Sydney.
Ryan plays basketball, loves the beach and he is an avid book lover. Most recently he completed reading the epic “Thomas Covenant” series of books by author Stephen Donaldson. Before turning his attention full-time to music and ministry, Ryan initially studied Chiropractic at Macquarie University where he met Julie, to whom he is now happily married. They have two sons, Joshua and Caleb.