Nettleton church of Christ
Nettleton church of Christ

Leaders

PREACHER

Bradley Tate

  

Biography

 

Bradley is a 2007 graduate of the Memphis School of Preaching. He has added the Bachelor of Biblical Studies, Master’s in Religious Education, and Doctorate in Ministry to his education as well as his secular education which includes a Bachelor’s in Human Development, Master of Healthcare and Human Services Administration, and 60 credit hours towards his Doctorate in Educational Leadership centered on Organizational Leadership. He has authored a book entitled, “I Am Paul, the Soldier,” and currently is working on authoring another addressing and providing personal experience as to how one can “Resolve Homosexual Actions, Behavior, and Crisis (ABC’s of Homosexuality),” an issue challenging and hurting the Lord’s church today.

 

Bradley has two children, Jacob and Carley, whom are his world apart from Jesus Christ and preaching. Bradley has a passion for reaching the lost, those who struggle, those who have been through many trials and tribulations, and has helped many with addictions and others concerns or challenges (being Bradley has experienced a lot in many of his own personal challenges and struggles). Bradley enjoys running, traveling, studying the Bible, singing, and being with his church family. Brad’s favorite song is “It Is Well with My Soul” and his favorite verses are Philippians 4:13, 19 and Job 19:25. Brad has been preaching for 7 years total and served as a General Manager for Olive Garden before returning to the ministry in July 2022. He has served as a chaplain in nursing homes, hospitals, and has received numerous awards for his Human Service Leadership provided to many communities.

 

To contact Brad, please call the church building at (870) 932-1407 or email him at bwt168466(at)outlook.com

 

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Bradley Shares…

 

            As I ponder the truth and the message of God’s Word and how He would have us pattern after His wonderful kingdom, the church, I could not help but share my personal defense to make sure I fight for the Gospel and the truth, as well as my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ…

 

MY APOLOGIA (VERBAL DEFENSE)

 

         If I had the wisdom of Solomon, the patience of Job, the meekness of Moses, the strength of Samson, the obedience of Abraham, the compassion of Joseph, the poetic genius of David, the prophetic voice of Elijah, the courage of Daniel, the greatness of John the Baptist, the endurance and love of Paul, I still would not receive the praise of all men.

         I am learning this in my ministry and sometimes it brings grief to my heart.  I sincerely want to do my best for the Lord’s church, but sometimes I receive unjust criticism—this is a bitter price to swallow.

         I am learning that true success comes only in being God’s man, and that God’s man is expandable, and if I receive the praise of men, and in so doing fail in serving the Lord, I am a real failure, but if I please the Lord by doing my best to serve Him, even though I do not gain the praise of men, I am a real success.

         So, I have become accustomed to the fact that when I stand for the right, all will not stand with me.  When I stand for the revealed truth, all who hear will not accept.  When divine principle is followed, all will not agree.

         I expect to be loved by some and hated by others.  Sinners, happy in their sins, will not like my stand for righteousness.  Unbelievers will question my faith.  False brethren moved by envy or other base motive will treacherously seek to weaken and ruin my ministry.

         I must sometimes stand alone.  At time I will have to deal with unreasonable men; for all men have not faith, but praise be to God; I serve a risen Savior who stands with me as long as I stand for Him.  Thus, my oft times faltering spirit is braced for steadfast and patient continuance in well doing.  For I am confident if I do my best to do his will, weak as I may be, He will bless my efforts, if I honestly err in judgment, He patiently leads me in the right path.

         My talent whatever it may be, it will develop as I continue to serve and use it.  My will is overcome by His will.  It is not easy to be a minister, but it is a blessing to the soul.

 

All because of Him,

 

Brad

The Nettleton congregation currently does not have elders or deacons.

ELDERS: I Timothy Chapter Three: A bishop (elder) then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach; Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; One that rules well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; ( For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

 

DEACONS: I Timothy Chapter Three: Likewise must the deacons be grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless. Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.

 

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