Hi, my name's Brad. I serve the First Christian Church in Cookeville, TN as lead-minister. I'm also a Christian Metal songwriter/artist. I embraced "Pastor Brad" as my artist name because that's precisely who I am.
I love creating Christ-honoring, 80's style, rock/metal music. Growing up in the bigger than life era of "Hair Metal & "The Guitar Hero," I couldn’t help but to pick up a guitar and start rocking.
In 1987 I became a follower of Jesus Christ--a decision that reshaped my life--and continues to do so to this day.
In 2004 I launched GuitarJams.Net as a platform for sharing my music and Bible teaching with the world. My mission for GuitarJams & The Pastor Brad Rocks Ministry is touching people with & for the glory of Christ through 80s style Christian metal, instrumental shred guitar music & practical Bible teaching!
To date, I've had the honor of releasing more than one-hundred fifty Christ-exalting rock songs worldwide.
I've been blessed to meet and work with several of my heroes from the classic days of Christian metal! Richard Lynch and Dee Harrington of SAINT appear on numerous track on Reshredded (2006). Les Carlsen of Bloodgood laid the lead vocal on He Loves Me (Break Out 2010) and Ken Tamplin contributed the lead vocal on Turn Up The Light (Break Out 2010).
If you're a fan of 80s style rock--you might just totally dig my tunes! I always describe my music this way, "If KISS, AC/DC, Judas Priest, Ozzy Osbourne and Iron Maiden all jumped into a Christian blender and came out playing Christ-honoring music--that's pretty much what you get with Pastor Brad."
Thank for taking the time to get to know me a little bit! Let me invite you to join the Pastor Brad Rocks Newsletter & follow me @pastorbradrocks on Facebook! I look forward to connecting with you and Rocking You Up for Jesus!