Bryan L. Crow was born on a Cattle Ranch in North Texas on September 15, 1933, grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, and graduated from Poly High School in 1951, where he was a 2-sport letterman in football and basketball. After graduating high school, Bryan went to Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, where he was a 2-year walk-on basketball player and played on the 1953 championship team and in 1 NCAA playoff game. He then graduated from Hardin Simmons University in 1955 with a bachelor's degree in psychology. He then continued is education graduating from Southwestern Theological Seminary Forth Worth, Texas, in 1959 with a bachelor’s degree with a major in preaching, and later on received a masters in theology from that seminary in 1973.
Bryan was a pastor of 3 churches over 49 years:
First Baptist Church of Seagoville, Texas
Garden Church of Anaheim (Euclid Street Baptist Church)
Glen Garden Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas
Bryan retired from the pastorate in 2003.
Bryan married Wanda Ward in 1954. She is a talented musician and has been a ministry partner for 55 years. They have 2 daughters, Leslie Allen of Anaheim and Suzy Cawthon of Santa Barbara, They have 6 grandchildren. Both Wanda and Bryan have been involved in community in Anaheim for 51 years.