Meet our candidates for elder

David bryant

David was born in Rome, GA to Oscar and Jeanne Bryant. He graduated from West Rome high school in 1988 and Shorter College in 1994 with a history/political science degree. David married Kelli Brown in 1993, and they have four children, Joshua (24), Katie (23), Hayden (19) and Huston (19). Employed at UPS for 27 years.


As a member of West Rome, David has served as a leader in Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, Pastor’s Prayer Team, Security Team, Deacon and Deacon Chairman.

Note from David:

I have been at West Rome Baptist my entire life and am humbled to be asked to serve in such an important role as Elder at West Rome. I am and have always been willing to serve in any way needed, and I look forward to serving in this role. 

chris wright

Chris was born in Rome, Ga on New Years Day in 1974.  He lived here until, he was 6 years old, and then moved to Augusta, Ga. where he lived until he was 14.  Chris attended Pepperell High School where he played football and baseball.  From there, he went to Shorter College to play baseball.  Between his freshman and sophomore years, Chris met Kim and the rest is history. 


Over the last 10 years, Chris has served at West Rome by teaching classes on the End Times and Bible prophecy, special studies on the 5 Love Languages, and currently leads a Life Group with his wife Kim on Sunday nights.  Chris also serves as an usher and member of the West Rome security team.  

Note from Chris:

I have been nominated a few times to be an elder, but I never had a peace about serving until now.  I feel God has moved me in this direction for such a time as this.  Many feel that the times we are in can be challenging and possibly a bit scary.  I feel my role is to support Pastor Jarrod so he can bring the word to its fullest.  Our Pastor needs to know he has support and freedom, along with accountability, to bring the Father’s message to our church. 

I’m excited to see where God has the church right now. I’m excited because I know the Father is moving and our hearts have been, and still are, being stirred for kingdom work.