Our Area Leadership

Dean O'Bryan

Dean was born and raised in Kansas. He met his wife Patty at Kansas State University, where both were involved in campus ministry with The Navigators. It was during that time that Dean grew in his relationship with Christ and gained vision for helping others come to know Christ and grow up in Him.

Dean and Patty have been married for 42 years and have 3 grown children.

After K-State and marriage, Dean studied at Dallas Seminary and earned a Th.M. degree. After spending 6 years in Dallas, Dean and Patty joined OC International and served in Germany. The purpose was to encourage and equip pastors and church leaders, with an aim toward health and growth in leaders and their people and ministries. Returning to the US after 10 years with OC, Dean joined CDI, an agency focused on serving local pastors and churches. In 1997, he became a pastor in Lincoln, Nebraska and served for 15+ years.

Dean now works both with CBMC on staff and also coaches men in life, business and relationships. Throughout his life and ministry, Dean has primarily focused on challenging and equipping individuals to become all God designed them to be. Within Lincoln CBMC, he worked with individual men in spiritual growth and leadership as well as in outreach. 

In 2019 God and family called him to the Charleston community.

Email: dobryan@cbmc.com

Our Mission

CBMC stands for Christian Business Men’s Connection. Our mission is to present Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord to business and professional men and to develop Christian business and professional men to carry out the Great Commission.

CBMC exists to point marketplace men to Christ allowing the Gospel to transform them into marketplace ambassadors. Reaching men in the marketplace with the Gospel and equipping them for kingdom impact in their life and work, is now more relevant than ever. As men seek to live lives of significance, CBMC stands ready to share the hope of the Gospel and provide effective tools necessary for spiritual growth.

Read our Statement of Faith here.

CBMC teams around the nation are meeting men where they are and developing them into the men God designed them to be. Groups of CBMC men sharpen one another. Communities of purpose-minded men encourage one another through authentic relationships built on the foundation of Christ.

CBMC offers a variety of state-of-the-art leadership resources, materials, opportunities for connection, one-on-one mentoring, and discipleship. Join a dynamic network of believing brothers who are integrating work and faith while doing business God’s way. Contact us today to get connected!