Sadell Bradley is a dynamic teacher and worship leader. Sadell has served in full-time ministry for 23 years: 14 years on staff as the Youth Director and Worship Arts Pastor at Christ Emmanuel Christian Fellowship; 3 years as the Ministry Development Director at Equipping Ministries International, Inc.; 4 years as a campus pastor for Chi Alpha Campus Ministries at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, while also serving as a pastor and worship leader at Peoples Church in Uptown Cincinnati. In 2013, Sadell and her husband Sherman launched New Life Covenant Cincinnati a multi-ethnic, inter-generational and multi-class church plant in Downtown Cincinnati.
Sadell’s main desire is to see people saved, healed, delivered and set free by the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Word of God and the power and presence of the Holy Spirit. Sadell has traveled nationally and internationally ministering the word and worship individually and with her group GRACE in churches, at conferences, with youth and women’s groups, and in a women’s prison. She is the author of “Breaking the Cycle of Self Abuse: The Lucreta Bowman Story” and has an inspirational CD, “Creative Grace.” Her husband Sherman served for 10 years as Director of the City Gospel Mission Homeless Shelter and Exodus Recovery Program. He is now a pastor and the CEO of Consider the Poor a training and advocacy ministry. Sherman and Sadell have three adult children, Robert, Whitney and Shaniqua and two grandsons, Jaxon and Robert.
Sherman Bradley is a former US Air Force Sergeant and ordained minister. He is the founder of Consider the Poor, LLC an advocacy, consulting and training organization that assists the public in understanding class, cultural competency and the conditions of poverty. In 2011-2012, he hosted a weekly radio show of the same name challenging the community to “Consider the Poor”. Consider the Poor sponsors HopeFest the Annual Health and Education Festival in Downtown Cincinnati serving hundreds of children and families in poverty.
After over ten years as an employee, Sherman ended his tenure in his most recent role as Vice President of City Gospel Mission (CGM) for addicted, disenfranchised, and homeless men. Sherman has endeavored to provide hurting men an holistic approach to healing and restoration in Cincinnati, Ohio and the surrounding Tri-State area.
In 2007, Sherman started City Gospel’s “Step Forward” Flying Pig Marathon fundraising and training program for recovering men and women, and CGM volunteers and staff to raise money for the mission. To date it has raised over $300k. He also spearheaded the renovation of the $1.3 million Magnolia Street properties for transitional housing, partnering with Fifth Third and Federal Home Loan Banks.
In October of 2011, Sherman founded Green Recycling Works (GRW) – a service of City Gospel Mission. Green Recycling Works is a social enterprise for graduates of City Gospel Mission’s Exodus Recovery Program. GRW provides meaningful transitional employment while also helping our environment. This enterprise currently has fifty clients and five employees. Sherman serves as Chairman of the Board.
Find out more about Sherman’s history of trainings, conferences, workshops and speaking engagements.