Pastor Brad Thomas was born and raised in South Carolina. He graduated from Clemson University with a degree in economics prior to receiving his THM in Pastoral Leadership from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1997. He has been married to Courtney for over 21 years and has two children, Lydia (18), a freshman at University of Texas, and Luke (17), a senior in high school. Brad has served as Lead Pastor at Austin Ridge Bible Church in Austin, Texas since 2004. Austin Ridge has three campuses in the Austin area and has started many churches all over the world.