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Papa Joe Bradford

Papa Joe Bradford

The inspiration behind the feature-length film: "Unconditional"

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Nashville, TN, US
About Papa Joe Bradford

Born in a small country town west of Nashville, Joe Bradford grew up in great poverty along with his grandmother, mother and sister. He rarely heard from his father. As the years passed, Joe's life became increasingly turbulent - experiencing the entrapment of poverty, nearly dying from snakebite, facing time in prison for computer hacking and fighting a deadly kidney disease, but it was from these very struggles that he grew a heart for the poor and oppressed.

During his fight with ...

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Papa Joe takes a very customized approach whenever he speaks at an event. Considering the nature of the event, he forms a topical focus that is highly tailored to his audience. Papa Joe's ...

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A Walk of Love by Papa Joe Bradford
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It exceeded out expectations. We were really pleased with the turnout and I hope that Papa Joe enjoyed his visit with us at least as much as we did.

Jonathan Curelar - Open Heaven Ministries

In the 19 years we have been bringing in speakers for our event I would have to say that Papa Joe ranks near the top. We've heard nothing but positive comments from many of the crowd that attended. Papa Joe will hold a special place in our memories.

Jim Voss - Branch County Men of Integrity

In the nineteen years we have been bringing in outside speakers for our event I would have to say that Papa Joe ranks near the top. We’ve heard nothing but positive comments from many of the sell out crowd who attended. Papa Joe will hold a special place in our memories of the Steak Out in years to come. Thank you for facilitating his appearance!

Jim Voss - Branch County Men of Integrity

Papa Joe speaking to our students was a landmark moment. He was dynamic and engaging, bringing a smile to every face, and inspiration to every heart. Students normally disinterested by school planned events were fighting over the mic to ask him questions.

Daniel Jackson - Lancaster Christian Academy

Papa Joe is not just traveling around speaking about his life or his movie but he lives it by being a walking testimony of the unconditional love of our heavenly Father. Thank you, Papa Joe, for blessing us with your testimony.

Stephanie Curtis - Under His Wings, Inc.

I would not hesitate to recommend him to speak to any group of students. Whether they are at risk or not, every student (and adult!) can be inspired by Joe's message of redemptive, unconditional love.

LaVoe Mulgrew - Head of School - LEAD Academy
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Papa Joe | A Walk of Love

Images via World Class Magazine Some people would give up, but Papa Joe chose to stand and inspire the world. His is a touching story that can be summed up in four words: a walk of love. He is the founder and director of Elijah's Heart. In his journey, he has come across people facing extreme poverty and ...