|Marion Bradt, Connecticut District|
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. After 4 years we felt to stop pastoring for a time due to some financial burdens and 2 teenagers that needed more of our attention. We moved to West Haven, CT and assisted Bro. Allan Ellis in his church. This was one of the best things we ever did for our family. After 6 years and much healing we were ready to pastor again. We started another Home Missions church in Bridgeport, CT. This has been a very rewarding and blessed time in our lives. We have been in Bridgeport for 26 years and the church is a well established lighthouse in an urban city.
My duties in the church are very varied. I am a pastors wife who is very involved, I teach an adult Bible Class on Wed. nights. I am Sunday School Superintendent and I am involved with counseling along with my husband.