Bishop Emeritus John Bradosky (NALC)

The Rev. John Bradosky recently completed his final term as Bishop of the North American Lutheran Church. Bradosky graduated from the Hamma School of Theology at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, and at Indiana University at Indiana, Pennsylvania. He had 32 years of pastoral experience when he was elected the first bishop of the NALC. He was the senior pastor of St. John Lutheran Church in Springfield, Ohio, Trinity Lutheran Church in Canton, Ohio, and Grace Lutheran Church in Huntington Beach, California. He was the senior pastor of the Epiphany Lutheran Church in Dayton, Ohio, when he joined the North American Lutheran Church upon his creation in June 2010. He was appointed the provisional General Secretary of the NALC in January 2011, before being elected bishop at the NALC’s first Convocation, which reunited around 800 Lutherans at Upper Arlington Lutheran Church in Hilliard, Ohio in August 2011. He was re-elected for another four years term at the NALC Convocation in August 2015. In August 2018, Bradosky announced that he would not seek re-election, and he effectively stepped down in August 2019, when the Rev. Dr. Dan Selbo was elected as his successor.




Date published

August 6, 2019