Kenneth Doyle Bryant was born on November 11, 1929 in Arkansas City, KS to Leonard and Vernie (Williams) Bryant. He attended grade school and high school in Arkansas City, KS and went on to Bethany Nazarene College in Bethany, OK and then transferred to Kansas City College and Bible School in Kansas City, KS where he graduated with a B.A. in Ministerial Studies.
On September 5, 1958 he was united in marriage to Nancy Van Winkle in Arkansas City, KS. They pastored churches in Wyoming, Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri and Arizona. He also taught school in Kansas, Missouri and Arizona.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy of Mitchell; seven children: Rebecca Arnold and husband, Ron of Mitchell, Mark Bryant and wife, Annette of Delta, CO, Elizabeth Hembree and husband, Kenny of Oklahoma City, OK, Mary Klentz of Eckert, CO, Nathan Bryant and wife, Amy of Austin, CO, Sarah Oldaker and husband, Ken of Olathe, KS and Micah Bryant and wife, Marla, of Lyndon, KS; twenty-eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren; one sister; four nieces and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, one son, Stephen, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.