General Secretary

 James T. Bradford

Dr. James T. Bradford was elected General Secretary of the Assemblies of God by the Executive Presbytery in February 2009. He is a member of the Executive Leadership Team and the Executive Presbytery. As general secretary, Bradford oversees the credentialing of ministers, church chartering, the collection of official statistics and the Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center.

Prior to his election as general secretary, Bradford served as Senior Pastor of Central Assembly in Springfield, Missouri. 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.

In 1988, Bradford and his family moved to Southern California where he pastored Newport-Mesa Church in the heart of Orange County. Twelve years later the Bradfords transitioned to Vancouver, B.C., to pastor Broadway Church.

He is author of Lead So Others Can Follow, Preaching: Maybe It is Rocket Science, and Second Chronicles Seven Fourteen: A 28-Day Journey in Prayer

Bradford and his wife, Sandi, have two married daughters.

The General Secretary's Office  

The General Secretary's Office develops and maintains data pertaining to General Council ministers and churches. The General Secretary also oversees the credentialing of ministers, the chartering of churches, the collection of official statistics, and the Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center, where you can research our archives and read thrilling stories about how God has led our Fellowship.

Minister's Dues and Fellowship Partners Offering

Ministers can use our secured server to pay their Minister's Dues by credit card. Churches can also contribute to the Fellowship Partners Offering by credit card using our secured contribution form.

Official Forms

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Recommended Church Bylaws

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In response to an increasing demand for some practical rules of order to serve as a guide in the development and conducting of affairs of local assemblies, the General Council Presbytery of the Assemblies of God has prepared this document titled, "Recommended Bylaws for Local Assemblies"