God’s Story In My Life Thus Far
My name is Tyson Bradley. I was born and raised near Vancouver, Canada in a non-Christian home. I lived the first part of my life as a non-Christian with many presuppositions against the Church.
I started playing ice hockey at a young age. In my early teen years, I became known as the popular hockey player who got drunk with the older kids on the weekends. I have always hung out with the older crowd and that meant that I went to the same parties the high schoolers were going to, even though I wasn’t in high school. I wanted to fit in with the older crowd.
On one of my hockey teams, I had a Christian coach whose two sons also played for the team. They lovingly invited me into their home, their church, and even to a Christian hockey camp. I attended the Christian hockey camp because I cared about hockey, not about Jesus. I was a goalie in hockey and at the hockey camp I met a guy who used to be one of my favourite goalies growing up. I would be attending high school in the autumn and he invited me to attend his high school youth group where he was the youth pastor.
At the high school youth group, I heard the Gospel preached and saw that this was what was missing in my life. God broke down the presuppositions that I had against Christians & the Church. Jesus saved my life, I got baptized, and I have been following Him ever since.
Like many young people, I struggled to figure out what I was going to do with my life. I thought I would either do acting, music, bounty hunting, or be a professional hockey player. In my senior year of high school, God made it clear that I would do none of these. God called me to preach the Gospel and defend the Christian worldview through apologetics.
Upon graduation from high school, I began attending Pacific Life Bible College where I was working towards a Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministry with a major in Christian Apologetics. I love theology and apologetics as I hope you can see from reading my site. I love the Church because Jesus loves the Church. I have also served with my friends at Apologetics Canada. I count myself as very fortunate to have “brushed shoulders” with some of the greatest Christian thinkers alive today.
I was married to my wonderful wife, Alexandra, in May 2014. In June 2014, a few weeks after our marriage, we moved from Canada to London, UK for 2 years where I worked as an intern at Westminster Chapel, preached around London, and served as the Director of Apologetics UK. Due to visa regulations, we were unable to stay longer than 2 years and now reside in Vancouver, Canada until our next adventure.
Influences In My Life
Pastors & Theologians:
Dr. John Piper, Dr. Timothy Keller, Dr. J.I. Packer, C.S. Lewis, Matt Chandler, Mark Driscoll, John Calvin, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Jonathan Edwards, The Puritans
J. Warner Wallace, Dr. William Lane Craig, Gregory Koukl, Dr. J.P. Moreland, Dr. Craig Hazen
Life Verse: Philippians 1:20-21 (ESV)
It is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain
– Tyson Bradley