Lead Pastor (Communal Teacher, Team Leader and Coach)
Brad Bailey is a native of the Westside of Los Angeles. He graduated from Pacific Palisades High School and San Diego State University. His process of committing his life to Christ involved rebellious teenage years…. and discovering the rather foolish nature of “running from God.” His early years of ministry included that of the local youth and surfing community, providing an "open house" during college years to those in need, and then abroad as part of a church plant for the international community of Geneva, Switzerland followed by living and serving in India.
Brad returned to Southern California to attend Fuller Theological Seminary where he completed a Masters of Divinity in Theology and a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy. During this time he became a part of the Westside Vineyard, in 1987 he joined the pastoral staff and in 1991 accepted the position of Senior Pastor.
Looking back on the years of teenage rebellion he sees how Jesus is the true rebel…the one who confronts the real powers that have ruled us all. From that process, he believes that the call of Jesus is not a call to just be “good” religious people but to receive the power of God to reclaim us as His own… by a love that meets us at the deepest core of our nature. Brad has served the larger Vineyard movement as Area Pastoral Leader and currently as the leader of a U.S. India Partnership.
Now married for over 27 years, Brad’s wife Leah was also born and raised on the Westside. Along with her support of Brad and involvement in the ministry, she enjoys a longstanding career in oncology (cancer) related nursing at UCLA, where she now serves as a Bone Marrow Transplant Coordinator.
The Baileys have four children — Travis, (currently working in Los Angeles), Jackson (college), Cate (high school) and Cole (high school.) Together they enjoy the various activities of their children, date nights at the movies, and experiencing God working amidst life’s chaos.. Email Brad