Brad Mortensen

Executive Pastor/Elder

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Brad oversees missions, counseling, church finance and business.

Favorite Verse: Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God (Romans 5:1).

Bio:
I am a native Californian having been born and raised in Santa Clara. I attended San Jose State University where I completed a B.A. Economics and an M.S. Accounting. After college I received a CPA credential and worked as a consultant serving international clients. In 2005 the Lord blessed me with the opportunity to transition from Silicon Valley into vocational ministry.  I completed an M.A. Biblical Counseling degree at The Master’s College in 2009 to better equip me for the work the Lord has called me to do.  I currently live in Morgan Hill with my wife Colleen and our children Hannah, Essie, Elle and Mario.  Colleen is my constant help in ministry, serving in the areas of missions and ministry to women and young mothers.  Prior to our marriage, Colleen served as a missionary in Albania, teaching English and working within the church.

I became a Christian in high school as the result of the witness of another student (the gospel was new to me as I did not grow up in the church). The years that followed were marked by a slow but steady spiritual growth and a desire to enter missions. After college, I struggled spiritually as I grappled with career pressures and the fruit of my own spiritual compromise. This season ended when the Lord confronted me with my sin and showed me in a way I had never comprehended before the beauty of the gospel. Because the Lord started putting me in situations where I was informally counseling others I began taking counseling classes at The Master’s College to become better equipped for ministry. One of my passions in ministry is to connect with people who are grappling with the messiness of real life and help them connect where they are with what it means to walk with Jesus in the “real life” world that we live in.

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