William A. Bryant was born in Oakland and grew up in Richmond, California. He studied music at Contra Costa College and Fresno Pacific University, graduating with a B.A. in Music Performance and Composition in 1994. He married fellow Fresno Pacific alumnus Carrie Walker in 1998. Today, the Bryants reside in Tulare, California. Both are high school teachers, and have been blessed with four children of their own.