Dec 04

God’s Ways


Brad Powell

No other time of year stirs our imaginations as much as Christmas. A dark winter night, a baby’s cry that would change the course of history, the heavens breaking into song, and the hope that God would have the last word over our brokenness. This time of year makes us realize that if we believe, anything is possible. Join us as we explore and reflect on Christ’s miraculous birth this Christmas season. Together we’ll rediscover the true wonder of Christmas and be reminded all things are possible in our own lives. This story, the Christmas story, changed everything for everyone…who believed.

About the Speaker

Brad Powell

Senior Pastor,
NorthRidge Church

Brad is not what you’d expect, he’s not your typical pastor. In fact, he was as surprised as anyone when God called him into ministry. Early in life, Brad couldn’t even relate to church. He couldn’t understand the religious language and found it to be both boring and pointless.

His first six years of ministry were in four very different churches and locations; from Rhode Island to Florida, and from 18 to 500 people. The dying church Brad entered in 1990 was truly a calling of faith and obedience. He didn’t doubt God could rebuild NorthRidge, known as Temple Baptist of Detroit at the time. He just doubted the church would follow him as pastor.

Today, NorthRidge is thriving. Under Brad’s leadership, the ministry has flooded the surrounding communities, creating an entirely fresh culture of faith. And because the church continues to grow in impact and influence, Brad remains certain of his and the mission of NorthRidge to Wake the World Up to Jesus.

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