Brad was born and raised in Southern California. He became a follower of Jesus Christ when he was 13 years old and was discipled by his youth pastor at Central Baptist Church in Huntington Beach, CA. He sensed God’s call to be a pastor during his senior year of high school and attended Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri. In May 1982, he graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Pastoral Ministries. He was a youth pastor in El Cajon, California and then joined the pastoral staff at his home church, Central Baptist of H.B. where he served another 10½ years as an associate pastor. Brad attended Talbot Theological Seminary and received his Master of Divinity degree in 1991. Brad became the Senior Pastor of Grand Mesa Baptist Church in Grand Junction, CO, in July 1994 and served that church for four years before God brought him to Alderwood. Brad has been the Senior Pastor at Alderwood for the past 19 years. He just completed his Doctoral Thesis and expects to receive his Doctor of Ministry Degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in May 2014. Brad and his wife Kay have been married for 33 years and have three adult girls: Lauren, Lisa, and Alison.