Who is: Steve Brady?
The Revd. Dr. Steve Brady is best known as a regular speaker at Christian conferences across the country. He is the present Principal of Moorlands College, Sopley, Christchurch until the end of 2018 when he plans to retire from the post to take up Senior Pastorship at First Baptist Church, Grand Cayman.
Steve was born and educated in Liverpool where he was converted in his teens. After completing his education he became a local government officer in transport before training for ministry at London Bible College (now the London School of Theology). There he met Brenda, who would become his wife for forty years!
Pastor Teacher & Author
Steve has held pastorates in Buckinghamshire, Leicester, London and Bournemouth. He has spoken at conferences and conventions throughout the UK and internationally, served as a Trustee of the Keswick Convention, and is Chair of the Association of Bible College Principals.
He holds a PhD degree in theology and is the author, contributor and editor of over a dozen books, including:
'King of Heaven, Lord of earth' - a study guide/commentary which digs deep into the letter to the Colossians and opens up the world of these first century believers to believers today. 'All You Need is Christ' - a comprehensive look at the book of Galatians which "is a breath of fresh air blowing through the musty cells of human imprisonment and despair." However Galatians reveals how Jesus - the Liberator - has come to set us free! And 'The Incredible Journey – Christmas from Genesis to Jesus' - A book of readings for Advent and Christmas which shows how Jesus has come to take us home to God, no matter what our starting point. Within the pages of this book you find a rich story of Christ in the scriptures where we discover we never walk alone. The book also features Bible readings and reflections for each day from December 1st - January 6th.
Steve is a keen sportsman, he hates gardening and has an unrepentant attachment to Everton Football Club! has two married children, Paul and Ruth, and four grandchildren, Daniel, Annabelle, Joshua and Samuel.
Steve became Principal of Moorlands College in 1999 and at his commissioning service led by Doug Barnett and Ian Coffey, the worship leader was Brian Edgeley, then a sophomore student, now one of the directors of Wessex Filling Station.
Moorlands College exists to equip people who are passionate about Jesus Christ, to impact the church and the world. It has been sited in Sopley, Christchurch since 1978 when it moved to the present location from Verwood. It offers many different training courses both undergraduate and postgraduate, and is a hub of activity for the local churches too with ongoing training for local ministers and some evening courses open to all.
Moorlands was founded by David Clifford who was inspired to set-up a bible training school in 1947. In 1948 he opened Matlock Bible College in Derbyshire. During 1955 the college moved from Matlock to Dawlish, and was renamed Moorlands Bible College. Moorlands now has three campuses - Moorlands Christchurch - its main centre, Moorlands South West (based in Torquay) and Moorlands Midlands in Birmingham. All Moorland degree courses are validated by the University of Gloucestershire.