Brad and his family moved to Arlington, Texas in 2008. Since then, Brad has spent time doing college and youth ministry with local churches in the Arlington area. From before the Marvines moved from their hometown in the Kansas City area, God has been stirring their hearts with a love for this city and desire to plant a church in Arlington. In June of 2016 they begin meeting with a core group of people who shared similar desire to see the broken made beautiful through Jesus. They have been excited to see this core gathering of people transform into Restore Church!
Brad graduated from MidAmerica Nazarene University with his BA in Management and Human Relations. He is currently finishing up his Masters of Arts in Religion at Redeemer Presbyterian Seminary in Dallas. Since 2014 Brad has had the privilege of going through church planting residency with two local churches: Stonegate Church (in Midlothian) and The City Church (in Fort Worth). Both have sent Brad out to plant Restore Church.
Brad and his wife, Charise, have 5 kids – Jonah, Silas, Noah, Eloise (Ellie), and Finley (Finn). Brad considers himself incredibly blessed to be married to his best friend and is still surprised she said yes. His kids are wild gifts that are constant reminders to him of a playful God and a simple faith.