Anthony Bryant was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia by two loving Christian parents. Immediately after graduating high school, he enlisted in the United States Army and enjoyed travel throughout the United States and Overseas.
During his eight year tenure in the military, he became shift supervisor, received various awards, commendations and recognition for successful performance of duty and leadership abilities.
Additionally, he volunteered his free time as a youth basketball coach. After receiving an honorable discharge from the military, Anthony became employed in the following law enforcement professions: Corrections Officer, Deputy Sheriff, and County/Highway Patrol Officer.
As the result of a split second decision and bad choice, Anthony hit rock
bottom and lost everything that was dear to him and worked so hard to obtain. It was during this moment that he reconnected to his faith and allowed God to refurbish his life.
While working in law enforcement, Anthony received specialized training in gang related crimes and “at risk” behavior among youth and young adults. Anthony received high and favorable job performance remarks on all his evaluations and his future as a police officer was very promising until one day he allowed peer pressure from a relative and fellow officers to guide his course of thinking.
Today, Anthony is a sought after speaker and trainer. Through his presentations, Anthony has been committed for over 25 years to motivating, mentoring and inspiring the youth, teens and young adults on the topics of negative peer pressure and making right choices. Mr. Bryant has been featured on the nationally televised CBN 700 Club, as well as local shows.
He volunteers at the youth detention center wherein he develops and coordinates programs that prepare youth for independent living, life skills mastery, social and character development. Anthony also volunteers at a homeless shelter to pray, share biblical principles, and encourage every individual who are experiencing tough times.
As Adjunct Instructor, Anthony conducts Ethics and Responsibility training to law enforcement, correction and probation officers. His curriculum on Ethics and Responsibility is accredited by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy for yearly in-service credit hours requirements, as it was presented to the Palmetto State Law Enforcement Association Training Conference on occasions. Anthony is currently employed as a Guidance Counselor and Social Service Coordinator at a local elementary school.
A man of faith, Anthony attended Northwest Nazarene University majoring in Christian Ministry. He has two beautiful and awesome adult children whom he loves dearly. Anthony is a living example that God can take what appears to be your misery, and turn it into a ministry to help others.