Pastor Peter is the full-time pastor at HOPE Community Church. His desire and prayer along with his fellow elders and gifted brethren at HOPE is to “pasture, graze, tend, feed and shepherd” a disciple-making body of gifted believers. And to recruit other “spiritually gifted” disciples to humbly serve others as “stretcher bearers” with shepherd and leadership building skills - in and through Holy Scripture. Including various spiritual life-skills required in the local congregational ministry, mental health, addictions, Alzheimer’s, dying, death, loss and grief the tragedy and confusion of recreational use marijuana and the legalization of “physician assisted suicide” (Gk: euthanasia “easy death”).
Peter believes strongly in the words of the apostle Paul found in Ephesians 4:11-16 to both empower, and encourage the body of Christ to serve and love others and to be better prepared to navigate correctly from both the neighborhood and the larger global environment changes that are taking place in the world and local faith communities. With the result - in the end, to position ourselves, as God gives His, love, mercy and power to do so, to clearly hear the shout and the trumpet sound of our soon to return Jesus Christ “King of Kings and Lord of Lords!”
Pastor Bradford has had extensive nursing, pastoral, and chaplaincy experience in Hospice, Mental Health, Alcohol & Substance Abuse, Death & Dying and Alzheimer’s disease in hospital, nursing home, community, and home settings. His desire is to bring his gifted and dedicated ministry to those who sense God’s leading to be further “trained & equipped” to help others in need. Especially during these very confusing and critical hours on planet earth.
Pastor Peter and his dear wife Cynthia have been married 45 years, have four wonderful adult children and offer a sensitive, personal, biblical and medical approach to the challenging and life changing experiences from mental illness, dying and death, grief & loss from their own families experience with depression, bi-polar disorder and the tragic automobile accident that killed their 20 year-old daughter Sarah.
Pastor Peter can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cell: (908) 303 - 5237 - call anytime!