Brad is a pastor at Mercyview, a center-city church in the urban core of Tulsa, OK and serves the church by overseeing its theological and directional leadership, its missional leadership development, as well as serving as its primary preaching pastor.
Brad has been married to his college sweetheart Holly since 1999 and they have eight children – Cooper, Margo, Sloan, Everett, Blythe, Owen, Paige, and Asher. He has served in local church ministry since 2003. He and his family moved to Tulsa, OK to plant Mercyview in May 2010 from St. Louis, MO where he spent three years in a church planting internship at The Journey. Brad is originally from Jackson, Missouri, is a 2000 graduate of Missouri Baptist University (B.A.), and is currently pursuing an M.Div. with Liberty Theological Seminary. He also writes regularly on issues of the gospel, community, mission, and culture at multi-author blogs Gospel Centered Discipleship, For the Church, and Grace for Sinners, as well as on his personal blog at graceuntamed.com. He has served as religion columnist for the former Urban Tulsa Weekly and one of the ten framers of The Missional Manifesto, alongside Tim Keller, Ed Stetzer, Alan Hirsch, among others.