Brad is the planting pastor of Redeemer Church. His primary responsibilities include preaching, casting vision, and leading the overall direction of the church.
Brad grew up in the suburbs of St. Louis and moved to Louisville in 2001. He has sensed a call and had a desire to plant a gospel-centered church since 2007. However it became quite clear that his timing was not God’s, but now Brad and his family are ready to step forward in obedience to plant Redeemer Church. Brad is husband to Starla and daddy to Emma (7), Haddon (2), Pax (1), and London – born February 2016.
Aaron provides oversight to the administrative functions.
Aaron and his wife Alison have two sons, Brendan and Jackson. Aaron is a musician and preacher who has led congregational worship and taught from the Bible in various capacities for over a decade. He seeks to apply the truth of God’s Word to music, fatherhood, work, and life, believing that deep and true theology leads to worship and exaltation of God.
In his free time he likes to grow his beard, watch college football, and play with his sons.
Josh leads us in worship through music and liturgy.
Josh Van der Merwe
Music & Liturgy Director
Josh was born and raised in South Africa. He moved to the U.S. at age 11, living (mostly) in Southern California and is now a student at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. Josh is blessed to be married to Anna: the love of his life, and partner in ministry. They regularly sing and play instruments together. Josh’s greatest passion is to help people understand and love what God has said in the Bible.
In his free time Josh loves to make coffee, go backpacking, and read good books.