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PASTOR JONATHAN WILLIAM BRADFORD, SR.


 

After being called to preach the gospel, Pastor Bradford's main objective was to be affiliated with a church community that would allow him to seek a pastoral position in which he could be responsible for helping others by encouraging their spiritual and personal growth and having the oppunity to teach others to grow in their mortal and ethical physical standards in Christ Jesus.

Pastor Bradford is married to the love of his life, First Lady Jane Bradford. They are the proud parents of 3 sons and 5 grandchildren. The family reside in the community where he spent most of his life.

Pastor Bradford has been a member of the National Baptist Convention U.S.A., Inc. for 25 years, he is a member of the Baptist Ministers Alliance of Columbus & Vicinity, the Baptist Pastor Conference, and the Eastern Union Missionary Baptist Association. Currently, Pastor Bradford is the Financial Secretary of the Ohio Baptist General Convention and the Bursar for the Eastern Union Christian College.

Pastor Bradford has been in the ministry for 33 years preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. In 1988, under the leadership of the late Reverend Dr. A. Wilson Wood, he became a licensed minister in the State of Ohio, Bethany Baptist Church.

He served as Sunday School Superintendent for 11 years. Reverend Bradford was ordained in 1995 (Eastern Union MIssionary Baptist Association) at Bethany Baptist Church. In 2012, Pastor Bradford was called to Pastor at Bethany Baptist Church. In September of 2017, Pastor Bradford celebrated his Fifth Pastoral Anniversary.

Pastor Bradford's most loved biblical verse is Nehemiah 8:10;
Then he said to them, "Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the LORD is your strength."