Jim Bradford

Pastor, Central Assembly

Jim Bradford serves as the Lead Pastor of Central Assembly in Springfield, Missouri, after having served for over nine years as General Secretary for the U.S. Assemblies of God. In that role he oversaw the credentialing of ministers, church chartering, the collection of official statistics, and the Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center.

Bradford holds a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Minnesota. As a student he led a small Chi Alpha campus Bible study that eventually grew into a university church. Upon graduation in 1979, Bradford stepped into full-time ministry with that campus outreach.

He is married to Sandi and they have two married daughters, Meredith (and Danny) Sebastian, and Angeline (and Michael) Bradford (yes, Bradford). Jim is also the author of three books, “Lead So Others Can Follow,” “Preaching: Maybe It is Rocket Science,” and “Second Chronicles Seven Fourteen: A 28-Day Journey in Prayer.”