IMG_20170114_115909737I am an ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene, with a Catholic background from my youth. My background has given me an appreciation for the historic faith of the one, true, catholic,and apostolic church. As a minister I have a love for all branches of Christianity. We’re all on a journey to truth, and Jesus Christ is that truth. A good friend has coined a new phrase for me…Orthocathorene; part Orthodox, part Catholic, and part Nazarene. I take that as a high compliment.

My wife Rhonda and I have been married for over 30 years and we have two children, of whom I’m incredibly proud. I find the family unit to be an expression of and a window into the eternal love shared between the Father, Son and Holy Spirit; the more we love each other, the more we experience the love of God.

My work in the community often opens up opportunities to minister in ecumenical settings where I meet with families from various to no theological backgrounds. What really matters to these families is not my denomination or creed, but that I share the love of Jesus with them in some of their most difficult times.

I love writing, teaching, preaching, and speaking. You can find out more about me on my ministry website http://www.bradrileyministries.com. As you read my posts, I invite you to join me in a dialogue about faith, hope, and love…and pretty much anything else you’d like to throw in. I love to think deeply about the mystery of the Holy Trinity, and how much God loves His creation. Our Father is reaching out to us in many ways, calling us into communion with His all holy and life giving Spirit.

I hope you’ll join me on the journey.


Pastor Brad

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Dear Brad: I am a chaplain at a retirement community in SC. I am planning a retreat for our staff using the metaphor of “the springs of joy” in health care. I googled images and photos and up popped the one use used on a blog of the same name. From what I could tell it was not copyrighted in any way. But since I found it on your blog I wanted to be respectful and ask you.

    Blessings in your ministry,


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