Captain Bryan Bywater: Ministry Director, Church Army, USA Connecticut

Since his dramatic conversion to the Faith after encountering the Resurrected Christ, Bryan has been seeking out the lost and offering hope across the States and abroad. An evangelist at the core of his being, he is serving in the street, in nursing homes, and in prisons. He lives with his wife Lisa, his daughters Olivia and Hannah…and Austin the Wonder Dog (oh, and a hamster named Izzy).

Bryan, Lisa, Olivia and Hannah

Bryan, Lisa, Olivia and Hannah


Captain Dorathy Smolkis: EvAngelist, Church Army, USA Connecticut

Dorathy is passionate lover of God and the broken, wherever they may be found. She co-pastors the four Street Churches with Rev. Bryan Bywater, as well as leads a women’s Bible study for those outside the church, and an afterschool enrichment program at the Salvation Army Center in one of the hardest streets in downtown Hartford. Having lived a not-so-perfect life, she knows well the struggles of the suffering and brings the hope and love of God to bear on the wounded. She and David, her husband of 30 years, are Connecticut locals since the dawn of time!