April Bryant

April serves as the assistant youth pastor at Oasis.  She has been a part of Oasis since 2011.  She loves people and has a heart for our youth – especially a desire to help young ladies see their beauty and worth in Christ, not what society dictates.

 

 

GET TO KNOW APRIL:

Summary of Your Family:

I have two daughters, Skylar, 18, and Emily, 16.  We are best friends and act more like sisters than mom and daughters.

 

Dream Vacation:

There is a place in Zadar, Croatia where organ music is played when the waves from the sea crash up onto the marble steps that are along a portion of the shore…I would love to go hear and see that one day.

 

Regular Order at Starbucks:

Caramel Lattes mostly, but in the fall, I’m unashamedly a PSL girl

 

Favorite Movies:

You’ve Got Mail, Safe Haven, Ever After, any Rodgers & Hammerstein musical and I’m a huge sucker for old black & white movies like Funny Face, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Charade, To Catch a Thief (1955), High Society (1956)

 

Things That Fascinate Me:

People’s temperaments and personalities

 

People I would Like to Meet:

My parents when they were kids and C.S. Lewis

 

One Thing That most People Don’t Know About Me:

I toured and sang with a group called Praisong during the summer of 1997, singing and doing shows at a different church every night – it was exhausting, but so much fun!

 

Been in Ministry Since:

I’ve pretty much always felt some call on my life since I can remember.  Starting with my first solo at age 5 to teaching Sunday school, to singing and leading multiple worship teams to now as youth pastor.

 

When And Where Did you Get Saved

1982 – my mom led me to the Lord in our living room while we were stationed at Andrews AFB, Maryland.  It really is a beautiful story, ask me about it sometime - I would love to tell you!

 

Favorite Singer:

I listen to a lot of worship music…BUT I also have very eclectic tastes in music – I listen to a broad range of genres.  I really love old 1960s French songs and singers like Edith Piaf and Gillian Hills and there is an opera singer named Joseph Paur – his voice is amazing…but to choose a favorite is just too hard

 

Life Changing Moments:

Becoming a mother

 

Fears:

Being trapped in a tightly enclosed space for too long (claustrophobia)

 

Favorite Book:

I have several…of course the Bible, but I also enjoy reading novels.  Some of my favorites are:

Captivating by Stasi Eldredge

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

The Last Sin-Eater by Francine Rivers

Hinds’ Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard

The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery

 

Quirks:

Extremely picky with my food

 

In My Spare Time:

Shop, read, hang with friends and family, watch movies and taking naps!

 

Favorite Actor:

Josh Duhamel

 

Favorite Actress:

Kate Hudson

 

Least Favorite Food:

Any kind of seafood

 

What Makes You Laugh:

A LOT of things!!  I enjoy laughter – it’s the best medicine.

 

Least Favorite Thing to Do:

Folding Laundry…there is a pile of clean clothes on my bed as I say this

 

Life Motto:

Do everything in love

 

Favorite Scripture:

Psalm 46:5, “For the Lord is within her, she will not fall.”

 

Hidden Talent:

I can cry on cue – did you know God saves all our tears in a bottle and has recorded each one in His book?  What a caring God we serve.