Preacher, scholar, teacher. Dr. Bradley’s heart is for Christ’s work in and through the local Church. He believes that the Holy Spirit is alive and working today to carry out the mission of God in redeeming the world. His calling is to help equip believers so that they can partner with God in His ministry.
Dr. Bradley began his educational career at Lincoln Christian college, graduating with a degree in General Ministry – Preaching. He has also received a Masters of Arts Degree with honors in the area of Leadership Studies. His primary work has been in the field of Church Development, Values Discernment, Strategic Planning, and Growth.
Dr. Bradley’s ministry experience began in serving with the youth ministry of Cornerstone Community Church in Auburn Illinois; helping teach youth and learning from the committed and gifted staff.
Serving as the preaching and teaching minister at Salisbury Christian Church in Salisbury Illinois, his relevant preaching focused on being inspiring and thought-provoking while being scripturally grounded and focused on God. Continually learning, reading and observing the culture, Dr. Bradley strives for messages and teachings that are Theologically accurate, audience specific, and applicable for living real life in today’s pluralistic world. In December of 2011, Dr. Bradley concluded his preaching ministry at Salisbury Christian Church to finish his academics.
In 2018 he graduated Johnson University with a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies. During that time he volunteered in various capacities with his home church where he currently serves on the Elder board and has provided church and leadership consulting to area congregations and clergy.
Justin and his wife Elise married on March 8, 2008, welcomed Scarlett Elizebeth into this world in 2017, and currently reside in Virden, Illinois. He enjoys anything car-related, many outdoor activities, and time with his Goldendoodle.