Bryant has lived in Oklahoma his entire life, most of it spent in south Oklahoma City, graduating from US Grant High School. While pursuing a degree in education at Bethany Nazarene College (Southern Nazarene University), he also studied music, and worked for the music department as accompanist for private voice lessons. He also accompanied, and sang with, several choirs and singing groups at the college, traveling to churches, promoting the college on weekends.
Mr. Rains has devoted his life in God’s service, making music. Among his posts as a church musician, he has served at several including Shartel Church of God, Heritage Baptist Church, Del City First Baptist Church, Choctaw Road Baptist Church, and finally Southern Hills Christian Church. He has been a church pianist for the past 47 years.
Bryant has worked in the Oklahoma Election System since 1988. In 2014, he was appointed by the Oklahoma State Senate as Secretary of the Cleveland County Election Board. He also works for the Oklahoma State Election Board as a Regional Coordinator, traveling to, and overseeing 8 other County Election Boards.
Bryant and his wife Cathey have 5 children and 7 grandchildren, who keep them happily busy in their spare time!