High-quality Christian curriculum with a loving atmosphere, which nurtures each child in body, mind and spirit

Chris Bryans

Social Studies

I was born in Enid Oklahoma on October 22, 1955.   Mother and I moved to Hawaii in 1957.  I grew up there until I joined the US Air Force in 1973 where I served until July, 2000.  At that point, I retired from the Air Force and moved to Melbourne, Florida and began teaching that same year in the Fall.  From 2000-2004, I taught at Pine Castle Christian Academy in Orlando.  I began teaching at Community Christian School in Fall 2004, and at Brevard Community College in 2008. I am married to the former April Ann Kramme of Westmont, IL since April, 1982.  We met while I was stationed at Patrick AFB in 1979.

Education:  B.A., History, Cal State San Bernardino, 1992
M.A. University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, 2000

I was raised in a family that believed in God but lived like He didn’t exist.  In my early teen years I tried church but saw no purpose in continuing attending so I quit while in high school.  As a senior, I became acquainted with many servicemen who participated in a Bible Study with the Navigator ministry near my place of employment (McDonalds).  They invited me to play flag football with them and I saw genuine Christian fellowship for the very first time and was impressed.  One young sailor shared the gospel with me one night in May, 1973 and I prayed to receive Christ.  The lives I observed provided strong witness to the words he shared with me from the Scriptures.  I began growing as a Christian shortly after I entered the Air Force a few months later, while I was stationed at my first duty assignment in the Philippines.  

I have enjoyed my years at CCS and how God has worked in my own life, in the lives of the students, and in the growth of the school itself.  The small school environment gives a small-town personal touch that I have grown to love.  I appreciate the tremendous academic freedom and flexibility the administration has given me to foster greater degrees of excellence in the Social Studies arena.  The smaller class sizes have given me the chance to explore creative resources that would not be possible with the huge classes characteristic of the average public school.  Still, I rejoice to see the school growing numerically and look forward to see God add even more students.   More than even the academic flexibility, I especially treasure the unparalleled opportunities to proclaim Christ’s saving power and to help my students reach toward spiritual maturity.    

One of my favorite verses is Colossians 3:23-24 “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward.  It is the Lord you are serving.”