Brad was born and raised in South Carolina. He attended Clemson University, where he graduated with a degree in Economics, and then received his ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary. He married Courtney, a Texas girl, and they have two children, Lydia and Luke. They enjoy watching movies, traveling, and spending time together. The reality of raising a child with special needs gives Brad a compassionate understanding of others' circumstances. He has a great sense of humor, loves his Clemson Tigers, and enjoys sharing stories from his youth and family. As Lead Pastor, he focuses on teaching God's Word, setting the spiritual pace, and discerning God's vision and will for Austin Ridge.