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Brad Thompson

Counselor & Hali Project Ministry Leader

Brad actually attended the Southwest Church as a child before his family moved to Clarendon, where he graduated from high school. Brad graduated from Texas Tech in 1986, the same year that he and Karen were married. They have been blessed with two wonderful children – Justin and Hali – who have provided them great joy and learning opportunities over the years. Brad and Karen have served in full-time ministry since 1988.

Brad received his Masters Degree in Counseling in 2000 from West Texas A&M and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Along with counseling and ministering to young families at Southwest, Brad and Karen operate The HALI Project which ministers to families who have children with special needs. Their goal is to share the joy and blessing that God has shown them with every family they serve.

Brad's Q&A...
What is an interesting fact about you?

My parents were members of the Southside congregation when it merged with the Southlawn congregation to become Southwest.

What are your hobbies?

Golf, watching sports.

Greatest accomplishment?

Corny, but true answer - Raising 2 children to be healthy, faithful Christian adults with a very patient wife/mother. Professionally, having the opportunity to serve families like ours by ministering to their marriage relationships through our marriage retreats.

If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?


Favorite food?

Fried anything.

Favorite song?

Justin Thompson’s rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody

Favorite vacation?

Taking Justin to see games in old Yankee Stadium, Fenway Park, and Wrigley Field.

Favorite Bible verse?

Romans 5:8 – God demonstrated His love for us in this – while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Favorite book (other than the Bible)?

The Rest of God by Mark Buchanan; The Anatomy of Peace by the Arbinger Institute

Mac or PC?


If you could share just one of Jesus' teachings with someone
what would it be?

The woman caught in adultery. To the accusers, “You who is without sin, throw the first stone.” And to the woman, “Go and sin no more.”  He embodies the perfect balance of grace and truth.

Favorite moment at Southwest?

I’ll have to get back to you on this one – there really are a bunch over the past 15 years.

What do you love about Southwest?

The relationships that I as a staff member am able to have with the leadership and the body, where we get to operate as a team and as a family.

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