Pastor Amos J. Ryan better known as AJ, was Born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in Effort, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Valley Forge Christian College with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work and Minor in Music. While attending Valley Forge Christian College AJ spent 2 years traveling across the country with the worship band Chosen leading worship at camps, conferences, and churches. After graduating in 2011 he spent a year serving as a worship leader in New York City before joining the Vailsburg team in 2012. Pastor AJ heads up worship & arts at VAG. He has a heart for youth and missions. His favorite quote is “Worship is a consciousness of the presence of God and a response to that consciousness. It is the outreach of the deepest emotions of the soul in adoration, reverence, homage, exaltation, and praise to the Almighty (Raymond Carlson)”. His Favorite Scripture is "God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth" (John 4:24).