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About Rev Dean A Ryder

Your wedding officiant for a personalized, meaningful, joyous and blessed wedding in Tampa Bay.

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!!    My name is Pastor Dean and I would love to officiate your wedding.  I have been an ordained minister for over 39 years and I would consider it a blessing to officiate your wedding ceremony.

My goal is to help you create and enjoy the wedding day of your dreams.

      "You will NOT go wrong if you book Pastor Dean. Thank you Pastor Dean for helping us make our wedding day everything we dreamed it would be!"  Amanda in her WeddingWire review.

I love performing weddings and it would be a joy and privilege for me to officiate your wedding ceremony!  

Email me or give me a call to see if I am available to officiate your wedding ceremony.  I am looking forward to hearing from you.


Categories: Wedding Officiant

Regions serviced: Tampa

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205 Reviews for Rev Dean A Ryder

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We came across Pastor Dean on Wedding Wire and booked him after some email exchanges based on his excellent reviews. We went to meet with him and his lovely wife a couple of months before the wedding to go over the ceremony details. They are both so nice and welcoming. We sat with them in their home and went through how we met and our story. They gave us all the choices for ceremony, vows, prayers etc to take away and then send back to them. We wanted to change the vows a little which was no problem and also wanted a sand ceremony. Nothing was too much trouble for him. He asked us both to send him three things we loved about the other and we choose not to tell each other and keep that for a surprise for the day and it was really nice. I'd highly recommend Pastor Dean, he makes the ceremony so personal to you both.

Profile Picture Lisa, 10/26/16, 8 Reviews
Category: Officiant
Services Used: Single Religion

We are thrilled with Pastor Dean! Him and his wife are such kind people. The ceremony he performed for us was absolutely beautiful. He gave us lots of different options to choose from as far as what we wanted in the ceremony. He got to know us a little it as a couple too before performing the ceremony. We had a wonderful experience with him and I would definitely recommend him!

Profile Picture Jenn, 5/7/16, 6 Reviews
Category: Officiant
Services Used: Rehearsal

I could not possibly write a review that would explain to you how wonderful Pastor Dean AND his wife Donna are. My husband and I are so incredibly thankful that we chose to have had Pastor Dean marry us. All of our communications were professional and caring. You could tell that he was truly interested in us as a couple. We began via email and then met with he and Donna a few months before our big day. We sat and talked for hours about our relationship and how we met. He then went over our ceremony options and sent us home with bible verses, ceremony ideas, and choices. We took our time and then sent pastor Dean our choices. He completely customized his already wonderful wedding outlines for us. It was so beautiful and exactly what I always wanted. He truly brings God into the ceremony as well. His prayers and words will always resound in our hearts. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Pastor Dean to anyone who is marrying in the Tampa Area but does not have a pastor there. I just cannot stress enough how important your pastor is for your wedding - and Pastor Dean truly makes your day so special! THANK YOU!! :) We are so blessed to know you!

Profile Picture Hannah, 4/10/16, 6 Reviews
Category: Officiant
Services Used: Rehearsal, Single Religion

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Professional Network & Endorsements

I recently had the pleasure of working with Pastor Dean at a wedding we did together at The Florida Aquarium. I'm a videographer and normally like to put a mic on the officiant. He was very cooperative and professional. I thought he did a great job conducting the ceremony! Don't hesitate to contact Pastor Dean. You won't be disappointed.

Pastor Dean is truly special. He takes the time to connect with his couples to ensure that the ceremony is a reflection of their unique and special bond. His ceremonies are rich, honest and truthful, and they will be punctuated with laughter and tears from your friends and family. Choose Pastor Dean, you will be in great hands!

Pastor Ryder is always a pleasure to work with. He is always very positive, on time, and has an excellent speaking voice. We appreciate having him as apart of the Rusty Pelican Team.

Rev Ryder is a true pro at what he does! Grant Hemond and Associates have done numerous weddings with Rev Ryder!! We highly endorse him to any bride looking for true quality:)

Pastor Dean has such a caring way about him. He really takes the time to personalize the ceremonies for each couple and is always a pleasure to work with!


821 DeLeon Court # 305, Dunedin, FL 34698   See On Map
727-733-2417 (phone)