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rev. dr. challis s. bradford 

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Rev. Dr. Challis Bradford is a Student, Prayer Warrior, Preacher, Psalmist, Teacher, and Servant Leader Pastor to the wonderful people of Greater Garth A.M.E. Church, Dallas, TX. 


She earned a Business Administration (BA) degree with a focus in Accounting and a Master of Business Arts (MBA)degree with a focus in Finance from Letourneau University.  She earned a Master of Arts in Ministry degree (MAM) with a focus in Social Justice and Theology from Perkins School of Theology on the campus of Southern Methodist University.  She earned a Doctor of Ministry degree (DMin) from Payne Theological Seminary. 

She serves as Chaplain for the Dallas Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.  She serves on the Board of Directors as the Parliamentarian for the Dallas Fort Worth Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women. Professionally, she is a Financial Analyst. 

She serves as the Board of Examiners Assistant Dean, Greater Dallas District Treasurer, Tenth Future Inc. board member, North Texas Conference Board of Trustees Treasurer, Tenth District Finance Team, Tenth District Board of Trustees, and a member of the AME Church General Board.

Dr. Bradford Co-host a weekly broadcast called Timely Wisdom.  She is the founder of Faithful Fridays, a non-profit that serves the community hot meals, snacks, personal care items, and more.

She along with other partners combat the food insecurities in our neighborhood by launching the Seeds Of Faith Community Garden in South Dallas.

She is married to Terry and together they have three beautiful children, Brandon, Sherrell, and Tyra.  She and Terry are also the proud grandparents of Alyanna and Brandon Jr.  She is committed to serving God’s people through love, compassion, empathy, and encouragement.

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