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Brad Illian

Associate pastor of Worship

Background & Family

I was born and raised in upstate New York in a wonderful Christian home with my parents, two sisters, and one brother. In 1989 my family moved to Derry, NH, and my parents have been here ever since, making this “home” for me. After college I was wonderfully blessed to be able to marry Karen in March of 1997. After a couple years in Ohio and then about 5 years in Tennessee, I came back to Derry with Karen in 2004 to be a part of Calvary Bible Church. In the years since then we have been blessed with 2 amazing children, Sadie (Dec 2007) and Jadon (June 2010). It is a great privilege to serve on the pastoral staff at CBC and to be a part of this gracious, loving, and caring church family! 

Education

BA Church Music, Cedarville University, 1997

MA Biblical Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary, 2009

MA Professional Counseling, Liberty University, (in progress – graduation exp. 8/17)

Ministry Experience

Calvary Bible Church, Derry, NH; Associate Pastor/Worship Ministries; 2004–11; 2016–Present

Fellowship Bible Church, Murfreesboro, TN; Worship Pastor; 2001–2004

Grace Community Church, Dayton, OH; Worship Minister; 1998–2000

My Passion

 To honor and worship my Savior, Jesus Christ, in all I do, whether through leading worship, counseling hurting people, spending time loving and leading my amazing family, or simply enjoying this wonderful, abundant life God has given me to live!

Favorites

Music – Steven Curtis Chapman, Colony House, any good worship music

Books – Whatever Happened To Worship (A.W. Tozer); Worship Matters (Bob Kauflin); Radical (David Platt); Crazy Love (Francis Chan); Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality (Mark McMinn)

Activities – playing guitar, skiing, biking, hiking

Sports Teams – New England Patriots