Rev. Bryan Roller has served as a pastor and church planter in the Church of the Nazarene since 1977. He is a graduate of the University of Calgary, earning his B.Sc. degree in 1981. He later earned his Master of Divinity degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City (1989).
He has served in a variety of roles on both the District and local church levels, sitting on the Board of Ministry, the Home Mission Board, the Board of Kidztown International, conducting church planting seminars, and serving as a guest speaker at a variety of church and non-church related events.
He pastored the Nazarene Church in Drumheller, AB (1979-85) and served as Youth Pastor in Kansas City from 1985-89, while attending seminary. After graduating from seminary, Bryan and his wife Colleen moved back to Canada in order to launch a new Nazarene congregation in Northwest Calgary. Beginning with no people, the church (now known as Skyview Community Church) became a thriving and self-supporting congregation after two years. Four years later (1996), Bryan led the church to plant another new Nazarene congregation in Northwest Calgary, which continues to thrive to this day.
After pastoring Skyview Church for almost 19 years, Pastor Bryan accepted the Senior Pastor position at First Church of the Nazarene in 2008, where he retired from pastoral ministry in 2022. In July 2022, he accepted the part-time Transitional Pastor position at Glenview Church of the Nazarene in Medicine Hat and continues to serve there. He also serves as the Church Planting Coordinator for Canada West District Church of the Nazarene.
A hallmark of Pastor Bryan’s leadership style is bringing disparate people together, helping them find common ground, and encouraging them to work together harmoniously for the common good and for the glory of God. He sees himself as a unifier and encourages others to pursue peace, understanding, forgiveness, and reconciliation.
Bryan enjoys reading, running, and staying fit. He is also an accomplished guitarist and enjoys using his talent to help lead congregational worship. He has been happily married to Colleen for almost 48 years and has two adult children and two grandchildren.