Brad Eberly has been involved in several worship ministries serving the Body of Christ as Worship Leader/Associate Pastor/Youth Pastor for over 20 years, since he received his call to ministry while in high school in Amarillo, Texas, where he led the Fellowship of Christian Athletes group. Since 1993, Brad has been privileged to serve Calvary Community Church, a Calvary Chapel in Phoenix, Arizona, in partnership with Senior Pastor J. Mark Martin.
Says Brad: “One of my favorite passages in the Bible is that of young Samuel, who was dedicated to the Lord by His mother, Hannah. The scripture records that he was “…ministering to the Lord…And it happened as Samuel was lying down in the temple of the Lord where the ark of God was that the Lord called Samuel; and he said, ‘Here I am,’ ” (1 Samuel 3:1-5 NASB). Samuel heard the Lord speak to him as he was “ministering” to Him. We hear the Lord speak when we are close enough to listen to His still, small voice. This happens when we invest ourselves in the intentional act of ministering to the Lord in worship. A life laid down in worship is what God desires from us (John 4:23, Romans 12:1). Hearing God whisper is breath-taking joy for those who devote themselves to being close to Him. Worship is where that communion is nurtured, the essence of “listening with your heart.” I am a worship leader. That is the centerpiece of my call to ministry. I delight in what I do and am so grateful for the opportunity to lead others in expressing their devotion to Jesus. This is my heart: to simply help others give their undivided attention to Jesus Christ and offer Him their honest, heart-felt praise, affection, and devotion“