Alumni (and former New Way Singers) in Action
Bryan and Diane Myers began their relationship with Nebraska Christian College as high school students when they auditioned for New Way Singers. Bryan grew up in the Arvada (northern Denver area), Colorado and joined New Ways in 1977. Diane grew up in Viroqua, Wisconsin. She tried to audition for New Ways in 1977 but she says she “giggled too much to make the tape!” Fortunately, she was successful in passing the audition in 1978 and she and Bryan have been singing and ministering ever since.
When asked what their guiding life principles are, Diane says, “Be a Joy Giver not a Joy Sucker!” and Bryan says, “If you ask me how I am, I’ll reply ‘Never Better!’ because we are closer to Heaven today than we’ve ever been before, and Ministry is the best job – our work is our Faith!”
Since their college days, the couple have continued to work with choirs, small groups, praise teams, children’s musicals and singing for many weddings and funerals. In addition, Bryan sang with the Bread of Life Quartet doing an average of two revivals a year up until about ten years ago. Bryan has served previously on a number of boards, including the North American Christian Convention and the Nebraska Christian College Board of Trustees.
While ministering alongside Bryan, Diane also worked in Public Education for 24 years, in various capacities.
Bryan has served churches in Iowa, including Correctionville, Marshalltown, and Onawa. The couple then moved to Colorado Springs where Bryan was the lead pastor at Christian Church of Security (name later changed to Pikes Peak Christian Church). He also worked for Church Development Fund before accepting the call to be the lead pastor at Academy Christian Church where they currently serve.
Bryan attended NCC from 1980 to 1984 and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministries. Diane earned her Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education and a minor in Missions from 1978 to1984. While attending college, Diane performed with JoySpring,Enthusiastics, and served on a summer camp team. Bryan also participated in Enthusiastics,Bread of Life(men’s quartet), and summer camp teams. They were married on December 31stin 1982 and have three grown sons. Their oldest, Bryce, is married to Melissa and they have a son, Titus, and Bryan and Diane’s newest granddaughter, Colette. Their son Blake is married to Brooke and they have two children, Emma and Lincoln. Myer’s youngest son is Brandon.
Bryan and Diane had this to say about the impact NCC has had on their lives, “NCC gave us a great environment to grow and develop to prepare for ministry. We had a wide variety of teaching opportunities and traveled with groups leading, singing, and interacting with many people, churches and leaders. Bryan is extremely grateful that Dr. Brown taught him how to preach!