Pastoral Families

Edward & April Barclay

Our pastor, Edward Barclay III, trusted Jesus as his personal Saviour at the age of five while his family was attending Faith Baptist Church in Fairless Hills, PA. His family moved to Milford, Ohio in 1990 where they attended the First Baptist Church of Milford. This church produced in his heart the desire to serve the Lord with his life. As a young person, he surrendered his life to full-time Christian service.

In 1998, on a mission trip to South Africa with the late missionary Bob Hayes, God began to burden his heart about pastoring. He surrendered to this call and attended Tennessee Temple University where he could better observe and learn from great men like Dr. Lee Roberson. While attending TTU, he was involved in serving in a small, evangelistic church where he directed the children’s and youth ministries for two years. It was also during this time that Edward met his wife April. They were married in 2003 and now have four children.

In 2004, the Lord led Edward back to his home church, First Baptist Church of Milford, Ohio, under the leadership of Pastor Bill Duttry, where he began serving both on the church staff and with Master Clubs. For the church, he directed the Jr. High youth department, grew a bus route, taught adult Sunday school classes, and directed the children’s ministries. For Master Clubs, he wrote curriculum, trained leaders, and designed publications.

While serving in Milford, God began to reveal His next step of faith for Edward's life—planting a church. After great anticipation and much preparation, God brought the Barclay family to Loveland in May of 2011. Pastor Barclay's life verse is Psalm 145:12, "To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom." Edward loves Colorado, a good cup of coffee, Italian food, Ohio State football, wood-working, and spending time with his family.

Pastor & April Barclay

Brad & Katie Magnus

Brad & Katie Magnus

An east-coast, New-Jersey native, Brad Magnus graduated from Pensacola Christian College in 2009. Brad and Katie were married in 2011 and served together in the youth ministry for three years before moving to Colorado.

At first Hope was just a place for Brad and Katie to find hope and biblical renewal. But as they began to grow, God opened the door for a ministry opportunity at Hope. Brad began serving Hope Baptist Church in 2014, and in 2015, Brad became the Associate Pastor. He loves being the second man and serving any and all who come to Hope.

Recently the Lord has opened the door for Brad and Katie to become foster parents. With 400,000 children in the Foster system, Brad and Katie felt a great need to make a difference in some children's lives. In a broken world, the only healing that truly lasts is the love of Christ. Brad and Katie seek to provide not only a healthy home and loving hearts, but also the spiritual nurturing for every child the Lord leads into their home whether permanent or for a matter of days. "Forbid them not to come unto me."

Brad's enjoys wood-working, reading, spending time with family and friends, and music.

Hope Baptist Church
PO Box 2481
Loveland, CO 80539
Email: info@hopebaptistcolorado.org

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