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William Bradley: A Life Dedicated to Hope and Service



William Bradley was born on March 16, 1960, in Deland, Florida. He is the second oldest of six children born to William L. Bradley Sr. and Eugenia Bradley. William has been happily married to Dorothalene (Dot) Bradley for 36 years, and they have two beautiful adult daughters, Mia Bradley and Mila Bradley-Cooper, who is married to Dana Cooper. They also have a delightful 2-year-old grandson named Ezra Cooper.

Educationally, William's journey took him through the Volusia County school system, starting at Stark Elementary School and culminating at Deland High School. He continued his education and professional development, earning qualifications from Florida State University, Cannon Bible College, and Newburgh Theological Seminary. His dedication to his faith was recognized when he received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity from Evangel Christian University of America in Monroe, Louisiana.

Beyond his academic pursuits, William's hobbies and interests span various sports, travel, and reading. His passion for these activities reflects his diverse and well-rounded character.


William Bradley is the Founder and Pastor of New Hope Church, established in January 1993 and located in Deltona, Florida. His dedication to his community extends to the founding of New Hope Human Services, a non-profit organization created on August 10, 1998, to address unmet needs in the community. Additionally, in January 2000, he and his wife established ABC Daycare & Preschool. In July 2020, New Hope Development Corporation was founded to provide affordable housing in the Deltona community.

As part of his career achievements and milestones, there is an application with the City of Deltona for an Affordable Housing community and the Hope Center to provide social services. Dot Bradley, William's wife, serves as the executive director of New Hope Human Services, which offers programs such as a food pantry, rental and utility assistance, an E3 education summer program, and Hope Fest.

My personal values include creating an atmosphere of hope and encouragement for others. Helping people to understand there is no hopeless situation with God.

William is an active member of professional associations and organizations, including The Concern Clergy Coalition, The MLK Planning Committee, and a lifetime member of the West Volusia NAACP. Both he and his wife are also members of the Deltona, DeBary, Orange City Rotary Club.

In terms of his career goals and personal aspirations, William's vision is to create a Hope Community, which encompasses Hope Landings Affordable Housing, the Hope Center for various social services, a new daycare building, and a sanctuary for New Hope Church.

William's personal values are rooted in creating an atmosphere of hope and encouragement for others, emphasizing the role of faith and dedication in serving God and fostering love and respect for family and community. He lives by the motto, "In the welfare of others, you will find yours," inspired by Philippians 2:4.

One significant challenge William overcame was when he was told that constructing the first building for New Hope Church was too massive and impossible. Despite initial setbacks, he maintained his faith and trust that God would provide, and the church successfully established itself.

In his personal life, William enjoys spending quality time with his wife, Dot, and family. He has a competitive spirit and believes he can excel in all sports, though he admits he can "talk a good game." Above all, he cherishes moments spent with his grandson, Ezra.

In conclusion, William Bradley's life and work are guided by his unwavering faith, dedication to service, and love for family. He believes that no situation is hopeless with God and encourages others to keep the hope and faith alive, as all problems are never bigger than God's power.

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