I began serving at Shepherd of the Sea in August 2011. My passion is for preaching, teaching, and pastoral care. Most of all I am excited to be part of a faith community that is expanding and growing new ministries while we wrestle with what it means to follow Christ into the new and uncharted territory.
I enjoy traveling with my wife Mandy and my children Gracie and Drew. I have eclectic taste in music and movies, and I enjoy reading, surfing the internet, and cheering for the University of South Carolina Gamecocks.
I hope you will join us sometime for worship at Shepherd of the Sea. We would love to have you celebrate with us, that our savior is alive and well!
Pastor Brad Bellah, a native of Johns Island, SC and is a graduate of the College of Charleston in 1999. During his time as a college student Pastor Brad attended a Via de Cristo retreat and felt his call to ministry. He volunteered at our Lady of Mercy Outreach Center on Johns Island and as a youth leader for Martin Luther Lutheran Church before heading off to Seminary. While attending Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Pastor Brad did field work at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Columbia, SC where he helped develop and lead a contemporary worship service.
In 2001, shortly after marrying Mandy, he began his internship year serving St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Lexington, SC with a focus on youth and family ministry. In 2003 Pastor Brad was called as the first associate pastor the St. Peter’s. While there he developed a successful mid-week contemporary worship service. Pastor Brad also served as Associate Pastor at St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Goose Creek for six years where he focused on Growing Discipleship ministries.
In July 2011 he happily accepted the call to serve as Pastor of Shepherd of the Sea Lutheran Church. Pastor Brad, his wife Mandy, and their children, Gracie and Drew quickly grew to love life in the Garden City Beach Community and look forward to what God has in store for all of them!