Growing up in Fuquay-Varina in the turbulent 60’s and early 70’s was the same for Pastor Brad as it was for most in our country – though, no one would have called him “Pastor” or anything remotely religious at that time despite having grown up going to church every Sunday. During the Jesus Movement (Google it!), the Lord drew Brad to himself in May of 1972, one month before HS graduation, and promptly sent him to a Bible College in Tennessee of which he had never heard. There he met the lovely Linda Faile, whom he married in 1976. Twenty years as a Camp Director at TVR Christian Camp in the NC Mountains and three wonderful children later, Brad was called, in 1998, to serve as Lead Pastor at a new church in Harnett County – Grace Community Church. Two years later he completed his M.Div. at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest.
Early in 2008, the Lord called beautiful Linda Talley to live with Him. What the Lord accomplished through this amazing lady will reverberate throughout eternity. And, now, Alison Talley serves by Pastor Brad’s side, sharing her wonderful spiritual gift of encouragement (and, other gifts) with our church body along with her really cool Australian accent. Between the two of them, they have five amazing children and nine – even more amazing – grandchildren! Pastor Brad and the elders, deacons, staff, and church body at Grace are all excited to see, not only what God will do in our day, but also trusting him for what He will do for generations to come through GCC.