DTS welcomes Dr. Todd Bradley as the new Associate Director of DTS-Houston. Todd brings a wealth of intercultural and leadership experience to DTS. Shortly after his salvation experience in 1978, he received a clear call to a teaching ministry at the college or seminary level. However, what he did not foresee was that the path to that call would entail a 29-year military career. In that career the Lord led him through unique intercultural experiences and placed him in senior leadership positions that included not only military and intelligence operations but also academic administration and teaching. Realizing that a teaching ministry was in his future, he focused his career on the Middle East, especially Israel, and accepted as many intercultural assignments as possible, such as the Senior Military Liaison Officer to German Intelligence in Munich, NATO officer in Turkey, and Middle East analyst at the Defense Intelligence Agency. His last assignment before leaving the military was as the Associate Dean of the prestigious National Defense Intelligence College in Washington, D.C. He holds a doctorate in missions from Western Seminary and has graduated from several military staff colleges that focus on leadership and planning.
Over the years he has been very active in a variety of ministries. In addition to leading many student mission trips into the Middle East, he has served as an adjunct professor for DTS, Grace Theological Seminary, Southern Bible Institute in Dallas, and the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Beirut. In July 2006 Todd and his mission team were in Beirut doing Muslim evangelism when the Second Lebanese War broke out. He observed the bombing of Beirut up close, but more importantly saw the Lord do amazing things in the midst of war.
Todd has a passion for developing future ministers into strong spiritual leaders. Also, he has a strong drive to help people understand the Middle East, and Israel in particular. Todd, married to his wife Pam for 38 years, has two sons: Matt (DTS '06), who is an associate pastor in Nashville, and Adam, who works for the State Department in Washington, D.C.