2017-06-14 / Front Page

Millen Baptist welcomes Rev. Brad Asbury family

By Deborah Bennett
Millen News editor


Rev. Brad Asbury, Millen Baptist Church pastor is shownwith his family, wife, Karen, and children, Caleb, Bethany,Joshua and Jordan. Rev. Brad Asbury, Millen Baptist Church pastor is shownwith his family, wife, Karen, and children, Caleb, Bethany,Joshua and Jordan. Millen Baptist Church welcomed its new pastor, Rev. Brad Asbury, in March. He was recently joined by his family when school dismissed for the summer: wife, Karen, and children, Caleb, 11, Bethany, 5, Joshua, 6, and Jordan, 4.

Rev. Asbury said he received the call to ministry at the age of 16.

“The Lord began to work in my heart. So, I spent time with some ministers and was mentored by them,” he said. He preached his first sermon at the age of 17 at Cosby Church in Kentucky.

“I’m from a small church in a small town with a population of about 200. I grew up on a farm, so I am very familiar with rural life and love it,” Rev. Asbury said.

The Asbury family is also familiar with rural Georgia.

“My wife’s grandmother lived in Metter before she died several years ago, and we visited her several times. Her aunt still lives there. But we had no idea we would end up so close one day,” he said.

Rev. Asbury received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Lindsey Wilson College. He obtained a Master’s of Divinity degree from Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY. He began his ministry as pastor of a church in Greensburg, KY. After 3½ years in Greensburg, the Lord lead the Asbury family to Owensboro, KY, where Rev. Asbury pastored a rural church just outside of town.

After seven years in Owensboro, the family moved to Glasgow, KY where Rev. Asbury became a full-time hospital chaplain. There was a period of six months when he was not pastoring a church and only focused on chaplaincy. However, within six months out of the pastorate, he began as a bi-vocational pastor. From this the Asbury family was led to Millen Baptist Church.

Rev. Asbury said that he and his family are very glad to be in Millen.

“Millen has been a very welcoming place with such friendly people. We were made to feel right at home from the start. We look forward to becoming part of this community, working together to see God glorified, and people come to know Jesus and grow deeper in their faith. Our family is thankful for being leading to Millen, thank you for your kind welcome!” he said.

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