Ryan Flanigan is a liturgical folks artist and church music director at All Saints Church Dallas. As an artist rooted in the Christian Story, Ryan’s works to create beautiful and believable sacred music for the sake of the world. He believes the church can be a credible witness of God’s beauty, truth and goodness to the whole world, not just Christians. He is the founder of Liturgical Folk and a core team member of United Adoration. Ryan Flanigan was born and raised in Chicagoland and has been leading church music since 1997. He grew up in a musical family and a church that valued music greatly. Ryan moved to Dallas in 2000 to attend Christ for the Nations Institute. He graduated from CFNI in 2002 and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree at Dallas Baptist University in 2004. He moved back to Chicagoland to attend Trinity Evangelical Divinity School from 2004 to 2007. He earned a master’s degree at TEDS and spent the next seven years in full time worship arts ministry at River Valley Church in Mishawaka, IN. In addition to leading church music, Ryan loves reading good fiction, exploring Dallas foodie culture, and building relationships with local artists. One of his greatest passions is writing, performing, and recording his songs. Ryan is married to Melissa, and they have three kids.