Thanks for visiting my website today.
I hope you found a post or two that interested you. Most likely you’re on this page to learn more about me, possibly before engaging me to preach at your church, speak at your event, or as your consultant.
The Short version
My name is Reagan Lynch. I am a leader, a visionary, an entrepreneur, a dynamic speaker/preacher, a grant writer, and I have a wonderful family; I am also blind. I am married to my wife Alicia] for eight years now. We have two wonderful children, Rylen and Aryanna. Rylen passed away in March 2017. Currently I work for Gainesville Independent School District as the district grant writer. I am a tax professional an advise individuals, small businesses and charities on tax matters. I also provide pulpit supply and interim pastoral work for churches along with ministry consulting in the areas of church planting, community engagement, family ministry, missions, evangelism, and church replanting and revitalization. Lastly, I am an accessibility advocate and WordPress developer.
The Long Version
I grew up in Midland, Texas. I was born there in 1980 and graduated from Robert E. Lee Senior High School in 1999. At a young age it was found that I had an eye condition called Retinitis Pigmentosa, but despite this I took part in as many activities as possible from playing baseball to marching in the Rebel Band. After a brief stint at Angelo State University I worked on the bulk of my core courses for my Bachelor degree at Midland College, and in 2007 graduated from Sul Ross State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.
In roughly 2003 I lost all my central and peripheral vision, and so today I am totally blind.
With a desire to work in the political world I interned with the congressional office of Mike Conaway where I helped constituents navigate the maze of government programs and services. During my college and post-graduate time I also served as a lobbyist for small organizations like the American Council of the Blind of Texas. From 2005-2007 I served as an appointee to the National Council on Disability Youth Advisory Committee where I played a role in providing feedback to the council on national disability policy, and how it impacted youth. From 2007-2008 I served under appointment from the Treasury Secretary to the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel at the Internal Revenue Service where I helped with providing guidance on customer service and reviewed form revisions before they were released to the public.
From 2008-2010 I worked in various roles with nonprofits including serving as a Development Fellow with the Leadership Institute.
After getting married to my wife Alicia in 2009 in Moravia, New York I felt a renewed calling into the ministry. I entered seminary in 2011. While at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary both of our children were born. Rylen was born in 2011 and Aryanna in 2014.
In March 2017 Rylen passed away following complications from a viral infection that caused him to develop acute cerebellitis.
I was ordained to the ministry by Wilshire Park Baptist Church in August 2011, and I have lead revivals and provided pulpit supply when asked.
Today I write grants for Gainesville ISD, consult in a range of areas, and serve as pulpit supply when called.
What I Enjoy
I am an avid reader. I read a lot of blogs, but I also read magazines and newspapers like the Harvard Business Review, The Economist, Entrepreneur, and National Review. I follow baseball and do my best to listen to as many games as possible during the season. As a Texan I’m also a fan of football, but I would rather listen and enjoy a college game over a pro game any day.