Market Life Ministries was founded upon the belief that the revival and strengthening of the Church rests on the life changing power of God’s word. What we do is bring ministry to the marketplace. We are located on a beautiful conference center on the Broad River just north of Columbia, South Carolina.
Over the past several years, our Bible studies have reached believers and non-believers in Columbia, Florence, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and also Charlotte, North Carolina. Brad Bird is the President and co-founder of the Center for Biblical discovery. Brad received his Masters in Divinity from Columbia International University, and has been involved in several types of ministry, including youth ministry and Precepts Ministries. Market Life Ministries offers many ways for Christians to strengthen their own faith as well as increase their witness in the workplace, obeying Christ’s command to be salt and light to world.
Brad Bird has a passion to see people confronted with the truth of the Gospel and equipped to walk in obedience to the Scriptures. Brad is seeking to accomplish this calling through Marketlife by taking the Gospel into the marketplace, much like the Apostles in the book of Acts. Brad travels weekly in both North and South Carolina teaching in different venues with the purpose of “….reviving the saints through the power of the Word.”(Psalm 119:25).
The Center for Biblical Discovery began in its current form in 1998 when Brad Bird became executive director and the board of directors set a new course for the ministry. Brad lives in Columbia, SC with his wife, Melissa, and their four daughters, Caroline, Karis, Elizabeth, and Anna-Bradley.
Current services are held for both men’s Bible studies and women’s Bible studies in Myrtle Beach, Florence and Columbia, SC.