Ministry

Music Ministry (Singer-Songwriter)

I got my start in music at an early age of 7, when I began piano lessons with my grandmother. This birthed in me a lifelong passion for music that has now developed for nearly 30 years. By the time I was in my second year of college, I felt God leading me to take my passion of music into a new direction. Worship music.

I got my start in worship leadership at Campus Crusade for Christ meetings, a campus ministry at the university I was attending (Charleston Southern University). From there I took on part time, full time, and even volunteer worship leading roles in several churches spanning numerous denominations, age groups, and worship styles (from traditional to contemporary).

Over the last 15 years I have been invited to lead worship at youth camps, conferences, church revivals, and currently serve as a part time worship leader at my home church, Legacy Church.

For examples, check out my Music page here on my website.

If this is an area of ministry you would like to bring in to your church for camps, conference, revival meetings, or other special events, please feel free to reach out to me via the contact form on my Contact page, and I’ll be happy to discuss your needs and what I can do to help.

Pulpit Supply and Guest Speaking

While music is my primary passion, I have also been blessed to be able to preach and teach. In my current church, my senior pastor has provided numerous opportunities for me to preach, and for that I am grateful. I have been able to sit under his teaching and mentoring, helping me to develop my preaching and teaching gifts and make me a better teacher and preacher in the long run.

In addition to the opportunities I have had to preach at my church, I have also been highly involved in teaching groups from children through adults since I was called to the ministry in 2001 in various capacities as a youth pastor, associate pastor, and working in the children’s ministry of the churches and ministries I have served in since.

For preaching examples, you can check out my churches YouTube page, and look for sermons by Brad Bates.

If this is an area of ministry you would like to bring in to your church for camps, conference, revival meetings, or other special events, please feel free to reach out to me via the contact form on my Contact page, and I’ll be happy to discuss your needs and what I can do to help.

Endorsements

I would like to recommend the ministry of my friend and brother in Christ, Brad Bates.  Brother Brad serves his home church, Legacy, under his pastor, Dr. Kevin Baird, with distinction.  He is a multi-talented singer, song writer and musician who is very capable of leading God’s people into the presence of God by way of praise and worship.

In addition to the talents Brother Brad possesses, the anointing of the Holy Spirit upon his life and his knowledge of the Word of God make him a valuable asset to the Body of Christ and the Kingdom of God!

It is my honor and privilege to recommend to you the ministry of Brother Brad Bates for special services for your church or ministry.

Michael Parnell, B.Th.Pastor, C.T.L.F.W.C. | Web Address: www.call2life.site123.me/