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AGTS Alumni Perspective: Bradley T. Trask

Name: Bradley T. Trask

Graduation Year: M. Divinity- 1993 D. Ministry- 2003

Major: Church Leadership with an Emphasis on Church Planting

Current Position: Lead Pastor of Brighton Assembly of God; Assistant District Superintendent of Michigan; General Council Executive Presbyter for the Great Lakes Region

City and State: Brighton, Michigan


Tell us about your career and what you do now.

Upon graduating from AGTS in 1992, my wife and I planted a church in Brighton, Michigan. We just celebrated 30 years of ministry at Brighton Assembly of God. We were elected Assistant Superintendent for the Michigan District in 2015 and elected as an Executive Presbyter in 2019.

What is your favorite memory from AGTS?

For my M. Div, my favorite experience was bowling with my classmates on Friday nights. After 30 years, these are still some of my dearest friends. For my Doctoral work, my best memories are the interaction that I had with my classmates in our cohort. The iron of my classmates certainly sharpened my iron, making me a better minister.

How did AGTS help you identify/develop your calling?

I learned a life of faith having sat under the teaching of so many great men and women of God. I often would pray, “Lord, help me to catch the spirit of this professor, even if I don’t remember everything that they taught me.”

How did your experience at AGTS prepare you for life after graduation?

I can’t imagine my life and ministry without my experience at AGTS. I became confident in my calling because of the spiritual development that took place in my life over those years.

What advice would you give a current student preparing for the workforce?

Open yourself up to whatever God’s plan is for your life, asking the Holy Spirit to write the narrative of your ministry.

What would you look for if you were in a position to hire new graduates from AGTS?

Does the graduate want to continue the learning process even after graduation, becoming a life-long learner? Is their only agenda to please the King (Jesus)?