Church Planter Interview: Ryan Blackwell – San Francisco, CA

Ryan Blackwell is the Lead Pastor of a church re-plant in San Francisco, California. First Baptist Church of San Francisco was the first evangelical church planted on the west coast in 1849.  For many decades, this church led the way in planting other churches in the bay area until it began to experience decline.

Over the last three years, it has experienced revitalization under new leadership and has  grown from 100 to over 300 people on a weekly basis.  The church is strategically positioned in the heart of the city and desires to see many more churches both planted and revitalized in this amazing city.

To know more about Ryan access the Ryan Blackwell Bio.

If you are interested in partnering with FBC San Francisco or planting in San Francisco or the greater bay area (including Oakland and San Jose), contact Ryan Blackwell at or visit