Tony Bryce, BA (Hons), MA, Dip.SW, PGCE, is lead Pastor to Olive Branch Christian Fellowship (OB), the lead Pastor-Teacher at Olive Branch Academy (OBA) and the Founder and Director of the Optimum Living Education (Olive) Project Ltd.
Tony has worked in education and social care settings with children, young people, adults and family groups since 1989 and is a former Advanced Practitioner, Trainer and Team Leader within an Educational Psychology Service.
Developer of numerous innovative optimum living education programmes and concepts including, the venture education resource, Principles of Creation, (2004); The Olive House Model© (2014) and TACTICS- Wisdom from the Beautiful Game (2013), Tony is an insightful and creative bible teacher who emphasises the use of knowledge in practical ways for personal spiritual growth and for understanding and handling the issues of life.
As early as 1984, Tony served in a range of local church ministries, primarily in the field of Bible teaching and Christian education. In 1987, to satisfy his passion for in-depth study of scripture, Tony began studies in Bible and Theology, completing with distinction several semesters in Bible, Theology and Ministry. Tony's first experience of local church leadership came in his mid-30's when he and his wife Dee served within the leadership team of an 850 member church.
On Saturday 11th August 2012, with hands laid on them, Tony and his wife Dee were released into pastoral ministry with the blessing of their former Pastor and other ministers of the Gospel.
Dee, a sought after conference speaker, events manager and workshop facilitator, is co-pastor to Olive Branch Fellowship, with a lead role in conference planning and the operational aspects of the ministry of the church. Dee is also the founder and director of FLOURISH, our ministry to women.
Founded in the Autumn of 2012. FLOURISH WOMEN hosts and organises spiritually, socially and emotionally rich events and learning experiences for women to further their personal growth and to find in the company of other women the wisdom of God for the circumstances of life.
From prayer breakfasts, to conferences, enterprise days, coffee mornings, fundraisers and spa retreats, Dee's passion is to see women equipped to live out all their God-breathed gifts and abilities.