Rev. Brad Stapleton

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!  My name is Brad Stapleton, and I am the pastor of East Stone Gap UMC.  As many of you know, East Stone Gap is my home church, and is the place where I was born, baptized, and where I began my relationship with Christ.  The sanctuary where we worship sits atop the land where I lived as a child, and also encompasses the area where my great-grandfather’s house once stood.  Needless to say, I am excited to be home!  I have two daughters who are a wonderful blessing from God.  

I am a 1995 graduate of Powell Valley High School.  I received my bachelor’s degree from University of Tennessee in 1999, and my Master of Divinity Degree from Asbury Theological Seminary in 2010.  My ministry passions include evangelism, discipleship, mission outreach (both local and international), children’s and youth ministry.