|David Bradt, Connecticut District|
I have over 37 years experience pastoring. I have been a student of the Bible for 49 years and I have continuously taken courses to further my knowledge. I have taken Excell Bible School courses and Apostolic Leadership Bible training sponsored by the CT District. During my time as pastor in CT I took a Clinical Pastoral Education course with Bridgeport Hospital. I became a certified CPE counselor.
My experience on the District level is as follows:
- District Board Presbyter 3 years
- Foreign Mission Director for district 2 years
My wife and I have a good and happy marriage of 45 years. Two wonderful children and their spouses and five grandchildren. I received the Holy Ghost when I was 10 years old. My mother and 6 children came into the church after being witnessed to. My father never came into the church. We were faithful members of an Apostolic Pentecostal church always.
When I was 19 years old I attended Apostolic Bible Institute in St. Paul, Minnesota. I attended 3 years and graduated from there. I came home to Connecticut after leaving St. Paul. In 1964 I attended camp in East Berne, NY it was there that I met my husband David. After a very short engagement (3 months) we were married. It has been a wonderful marriage of 45 years.
In 1966 we started our first Home Missions church in Troy, NY. at the time I was pregnant for my second child and I had a small baby. God did a wonderful work in this city. After 7 years we left to start our second home missions church in Poughkeepsie, NY. God also did a great work here.