Our Pastor

Rev. Spencer Bradford is Pastor of Durham Mennonite Church, and also serves as Executive Director for Durham Congregations In Action (DCIA) in Durham, NC. A graduate of Stetson University and Duke University Divinity School, he has led nonprofit organizations serving the poor and homeless in North Carolina communities since 1992. He has served as Executive Director of Fayetteville Urban Ministry, Allied Churches of Alamance County, and the Durham Community Shelter for Hope, as well as Program Director of Urban Ministries of Durham. In addition, he has served as the peacemaking program associate for the North Carolina Council of Churches, and as chair of the North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness. He currently serves on the Christian Unity Committee of the North Carolina Council of Churches, which engages inter-religious dialogue on behalf of the Council. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Action NC, and a handful of other local boards and committees. He was an arrestee in the 2013 Moral Monday campaign led by the NAACP of North Carolina.

He has been ordained for ministry in the Virginia Mennonite Conference of the Mennonite Church USA (which includes North Carolina) since 1996. He has served as co-chair of the Peace Committee of the Virginia Conference and currently serves as District Minister for Eastern North Carolina. He is married to Renee Collins Bradford, and their son John is a 2014 graduate of Durham School of the Arts.