Genre Nomad Author
I'm Ryan J. Pelton, and I create things mostly with words.
I've planted and pastored three churches, written eighteen fiction and nonfiction books, created a couple writing courses, and host a popular podcast: The Prolific Writer. From speaking to writing, most of my work involves the world of words.
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What I'm doing now
Here are a few things I'm up to these days:
>Writing a middle grade novel for National Novel Writing Month (November 2019).
>Helping start a new church on the south side of Kansas City.
>Working on a new podcast and website called: The Common Grace Project. I'm going to write about the intersection of faith and culture. Also I will interview people doing good for/in the world.
>Continue to help writers with their craft: The Prolific Writer
>By grace, following Jesus, loving/serving my wife, and children, and pastoring a great community of faith: New City Church.
I live in Kansas City, Missouri (not Kansas), a great urban city and wonderful place to raise a family. We moved here ten years ago to plant a new church. We've grown to love KC's world class BBQ, having our hearts broken with mediocre professional sports teams (I'm looking at you Chiefs, Sporting KC, and Royals), and a thriving arts community.
I've pastored and planted churches for twenty years in Missouri, Colorado, Michigan, and California. I'm a Southern California native (born in Long Beach) and was educated at Biola University (BA) and Calvin Theological Seminary (MA).
Writing is one of my great joys. Since 2012, I've written and published seventeen fiction and nonfiction books in a variety of genres.
I married my high school sweetheart, Christy, in 2001, and we have four children who keep us on our toes.
If you find my work helpful, encouraging, or somewhere in between, chock it up to grace. I've also come to see that the whole thing is Grace...