Dr. Bradford serves as Assistant Professor of Evangelism and teaches evangelism and church planting in the Roy Fish School of Evangelism and Missions. His previous church ministry includes serving as youth pastor, associate pastor of evangelism, pastor of Christian education and outreach, and church planter. He desires to create a biblical foundation and evangelistic zeal in present and future pastors, missionaries, and lay leaders.

His dissertation, Schooling the Gospel: An Investigation of British and German Schools of Kerygmatic Interpretation in the Twentieth and Twenty First Centuries, examines the way New Testament Scholarship has investigated the kerygma (preaching) of the early church.

He is married to Andrea and together they have two children, Carl Jr. and Abigail. Dr. Bradford and his family are members of First Baptist Mansfield, Mansfield, TX. He enjoys preaching and leading evangelism workshops.