Ryan Ashlock has served as pastor of the University City Seventh-day Adventist Church since 2012. He has a passion for helping people connect with God, understand how Christian faith is is based on reason and evidence, and think through the implications of the gospel for life, work, and relationships. Ryan and his wife Laura, have three daughters. Prior to coming to Charlotte, the Ashlocks spent five years in Thailand where Ryan taught religion classes at Asia-Pacific International University and served as senior pastor of the University Church.
Prior to their years in Thailand the Ashlocks lived in New Bern, NC where Ryan pastored the New Bern and Washington, NC churches. Ryan and Laura are both graduates of Southern Adventist University (Class of 1998). Ryan earned his M.Div. (Master of Divinity) at Andrews University in 2002.