Brad Roth serves as pastor at West Zion Mennonite Church in Moundridge, Kansas. He grew up baling hay, tending sheep, and shearing Christmas trees on a farm in Illinois. He is a graduate of Augustana College, Harvard Divinity School, and Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. Brad has a heart for serving God and God's people in rural communities. He's passionate about sharing faith in word and deed, and living out God's love in the community. He and his wife, Lici, enjoy bicycling, tending a garden, keeping chickens, and playing with their three sons.
"A balm to the soul for all who seek the kingdom in rural
communities. For anyone who fears that the sun has set on vibrant
rural congregations, Brad Roth offers a sage call for hope and
renewal."--David Boshart "Reviews"
"Brad Roth deftly weaves his social and theological analysis of the rural church in America with his own experiences. Readers will come to understand the problem and promise of the rural church in all its complexity."--Tom Montgomery Fate "Reviews"
"Brad Roth has done a wonderful, unusual thing: thought about the rural church in a way that combines both honesty and hope."--Will Willimon "Reviews"
"Brad Roth really understands rural ministry--he understands the challenges and yet still loves living and ministering in a rural town. I found God's Country helpful and inspiring, and I think you will too."--Donnie Griggs "Reviews"
"Filled with wisdom and grace and a tenacious love for rural communities, which have much to teach us all. I recommend it highly!"--Tracey Bianchi "Reviews"
"God's Country is a beautiful book. Brad Roth tackles our temptation to either deplore the state of the rural church or romantically glorify it. And best of all, he calls us to love."--Michele Hershberger "Reviews"
"You can sense Brad Roth's love for rural people on every page in this book. . . . This is a book I will assign to divinity students and to a prominent position on my shelf."--Leonard Sweet "Reviews"