My name is Bradley Sinclair. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as the children's pastor here at The Baptist Church at Andover.
I grew up in a Christian home. My family served as Baptist missionaries in Germany until I was 16 years old. So God has blessed me with a unique perspective and some unique experiences. But the greatest blessing that I received from my family was early exposure to the Gospel. My older sister led me to Christ when I was just a young boy. I am so thankful for the power of the Gospel applied to a heart by the Holy Spirit!
I began sensing God's call to the ministry when I was a teenager. I was cautious at first, but now I am so grateful that God has called me to serve him in pastoral ministry. I have worked in children's ministries since 2007, and I am excited to help teach children and equip families here at Andover!
My life verse is Ephesians 3:8: "To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ." I hope to apply three lessons to my life from this verse. (1) The lesson of humility. Paul considered himself the least of the saints. (2) The lesson of opportunity. Paul considered the call to preach to be a "grace," an unmerited gift. The capacity to know and proclaim the Gospel is an incomparable gift that God has given to all of His people. (3) The lesson of Christ. The Lord Jesus Christ possesses infinite and unsearchable riches in every conceivable realm of richness. We can spend a lifetime and eternity searching the riches of Christ and never run out of riches to mine anew! I aspire to spend the rest of my life searching the riches of Christ and equipping others for their own lifetime of searching the riches of Christ.