BY MELANIE BUCK –
This Sunday, Salem Baptist Church will host The Bradfords in Concert with Richard and Judy Bradford. The Bradfords have been playing music for the better part of fifty years and have been involved in music from church to opera.
Richard and Judy were married in 1959 and have spent their lives traveling the United States as well as serving in music missions in Japan, Korea, China, England, and Canada.
During their early years, Richard served several churches in the Southwest as Minister of Music and Judy assisted in various roles as pianist, organist, and musical arranger.
In the late 80’s, Judy began expanding her gifts in the area of arranging, editing, and orchestrating. Since the early 90’s, she has worked with projects at Good Life Publications, Word, Inc., and she has been very active with composer/writer Dan Burgess in a series of praise and worship publications with Integrity Music. Noted as a gifted musician, she remains active in her local church music program on a weekly basis. For the last twenty years, Richard has been involved with colleges and universities across the country in building and expanding endowments and major financial projects. He has his own firm and is founding partner of The Development Alliance.
After serving for nearly five decades, the Bradfords still find that the joy of music is an important foundational stone on which their lives are founded and built. Their five children have happily provided them with eight grandchildren, several of which continue to display a strong and committed interest in music.
Pastor Jack Schoeppey of Salem Baptist Church invites the public to enjoy the musical talents of the Bradfords playing The Old Songs: Alive and Well this Sunday, August 9th, at 6 p.m. Judy Bradford will also be playing requests. Salem Baptist Church is located on Highway 8 East in Nunley, 5 miles east of Wendy’s.