Pastor Brad Henderson

senior pastor

The Basics

Hometown: Pueblo, CO.

Family: I married my high school sweetheart, Lisa DeMoss, in 1983. We have ten children, seven of whom are adopted. I like to tell people I have children by eight different women...Lisa doesn’t think that’s funny.

Education: Master of Divinity, Temple Baptist Seminary; Master of Sacred Theology, Dallas Theological Seminary; Doctor of Ministry, Dallas Theological Seminary.

Your Roles and Responsibilities at Trinity: As Senior Pastor, I’m responsible for helping Trinity see and seize the things God has prepared for us. That involves preaching, teaching, leading, and discipling and developing leaders.

How You Ended Up at Trinity: God brought Lisa and I to Trinity from Chattanooga, TN, in 1993. It’s been a great adventure, and we’re excited at all the things God still has in store for us here.

Hobbies: I love to read, run, drink coffee, listen to music, play the banjo, and hunt for old stuff.

Favorites

Favorite Books: I don’t really have favorite books. I have been impacted by a lot of books over the years, like: Spiritual Leadership, by J. Oswald Sanders; A Severe Mercy, by Sheldon Vanauken; Spirit of the Disciplines, by Dallas Willard; The Leadership Challenge, by Kouzes and Posner. I love Cold Mountain, by Charles Frazier. A couple of recent reads: The Me I Want to Be, by John Ortberg; Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese; and Citizen Vince, by Spokane author Jess Walters. Ask me about that last one some time. 

Favorite Movies: O Brother Where Are Thou andThe Pirates of Penzance, with Kevin Kline and Linda Ronstadt. Hey, you asked.

Favorite Music: Prepare for more weirdness: musicals, bluegrass, outlaw country, old-timey country, big band, Elvis, novelty music. The older I get, the further back I go for my music. I am currently listening hardest to Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s album Will the Circle Be Unbroken.

Favorite Places to Visit: Colorado, the South, the Southwest Desert, India.

Behind The Scenes

Secret Talent: I’m too insecure to keep my talents a secret. If you don’t know about it, I probably can’t do it.

Wildest Dream: My wildest dream is to use my gifts to make disciples and grow leaders in the greatest way God will allow. I am inspired every day to advance the Gospel by Philippians 1:21-22, “To live is Christ, and to die is gain. If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me.” I try to live by that every day, and fulfilling that vision is my wildest dream. Lisa’s wildest dream is to adopt 50 kids and run an orphanage in India. Mine sounds easier.