Letting Christ Be Our Example
The first African American to be president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, “Brad” retired in 1990 after 40 years of service as a pastor, evangelist, department director, conference president and General Conference officer. He still preaches often at special convocations and key events. The focus of his leadership, scholarship and passion has persistently been to empower the local church. Bradford’s mother was among the converts from Edson White’s mission based on the boat, the Morning Star. He brings to the pulpit his deep love for the church and expansive vision for its future, as well as the wisdom of one who has led during the civil rights movement, the urban crisis, major doctrinal and institutional challenges, new technologies and emerging, postmodern generations.