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Papa Joe Bradford

Director of Elijah's Heart, Author of "A Walk of Love," Co-Producer of "Unconditional" & Kidney Disease Survivor

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Papa Joe Bradford Biography

Born in a small country town west of Nashville, Joe Bradford grew up in great poverty with his grandmother, mother and sister. He rarely heard from his father. As the years passed, Bradford’s life became increasingly turbulent – experiencing the entrapment of poverty, the threat of death by snakebite, imprisonment for computer hacking and a volital kidney disease. The Lord would later use these very struggles, to develop in him a heart for the poor and oppressed.

During his fight with kidney disease, Bradford and his wife, Denise, experienced financial challenges and succumbed to residency in one of Nashville’s poorest communities. One morning, they discovered their neighbor, a little deaf girl, staring through the window of their front door. Denise gave her a piece of candy, and the girl left, only to return shortly with her brothers and sisters. Denise gave them each candy as well. In a week’s time, at least fifty children had come to Bradford and Denise’s door. But candy was not all that the children wanted; they expressed needs for help in many important areas. With whatever Bradford and Denise could obtain, they began to provide these children with basic necessities, academic tutoring, and emotional support.

Since they had a background in musical performance and orchestration, Bradford and Denise began directing a choir of inner-city children much like those in their own neighborhood. It was at one of these choir rehearsals, that they came to understand their life’s purpose. While the other children were eating a pre-rehearsal meal, a young girl with a swollen eye approached Bradford. The frightened girl revealed that she had been stricken in anger by her drug-addicted mother. Bradford was deeply moved and embraced them all. That day he became known as, “Papa Joe.”

In 2005, Papa Joe and Denise founded a non-profit organization, Elijah’s Heart whose mission is to show love and bring aid to underprivileged children and their families. Presently, they are uniting with others throughout the country to raise awareness about children and families in desperate situations in our own nation and to spark a great movement of love in action across the globe.

Papa Joe’s life is the inspiration behind the 2012 five-star feature-length film, Unconditional, that recently ended a successful stint on Netflix and is now on Youtube (search under "Unconditional, Michael Ealy.") Serving as a co-producer, Papa Joe was involved in the intricate process of adapting his life's story for the big screen. Unconditional's DVD and television coverage has reached 121 countries. As a result, Papa Joe has the privilege of making personal appearances to inspire crowds around the nation as an ambassador for the film and its purpose of love.

Papa Joe has also released an autobiography, "A Walk of Love," which takes readers on his personal journey towards finding his true purpose in life. In addition to his role as director of Elijah’s Heart, co-producer of the film "Unconditional" and author, Papa Joe is an inspired teacher and motivational speaker, gifted to stimulate others to fulfill their unique God-given callings, so they too can begin to take bold steps toward their own walk of love.

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Papa Joe Bradford Biography

Born in a small country town west of Nashville, Joe Bradford grew up in great poverty with his grandmother, mother and sister. He rarely heard from his father. As the years passed, Bradford’s life became increasingly turbulent – experiencing the entrapment of poverty, the threat of death by snakebite, imprisonment for computer hacking and a volital kidney disease. The Lord would later use these very struggles, to develop in him a heart for the poor and oppressed.

During his fight with kidney disease, Bradford and his wife, Denise, experienced financial challenges and succumbed to residency in one of Nashville’s poorest communities. One morning, they discovered their neighbor, a little deaf girl, staring through the window of their front door. Denise gave her a piece of candy, and the girl left, only to return shortly with her brothers and sisters. Denise gave them each candy as well. In a week’s time, at least fifty children had come to Bradford and Denise’s door. But candy was not all that the children wanted; they expressed needs for help in many important areas. With whatever Bradford and Denise could obtain, they began to provide these children with basic necessities, academic tutoring, and emotional support.

Since they had a background in musical performance and orchestration, Bradford and Denise began directing a choir of inner-city children much like those in their own neighborhood. It was at one of these choir rehearsals, that they came to understand their life’s purpose. While the other children were eating a pre-rehearsal meal, a young girl with a swollen eye approached Bradford. The frightened girl revealed that she had been stricken in anger by her drug-addicted mother. Bradford was deeply moved and embraced them all. That day he became known as, “Papa Joe.”

In 2005, Papa Joe and Denise founded a non-profit organization, Elijah’s Heart whose mission is to show love and bring aid to underprivileged children and their families. Presently, they are uniting with others throughout the country to raise awareness about children and families in desperate situations in our own nation and to spark a great movement of love in action across the globe.

Papa Joe’s life is the inspiration behind the 2012 five-star feature-length film, Unconditional, that recently ended a successful stint on Netflix and is now on Youtube (search under "Unconditional, Michael Ealy.") Serving as a co-producer, Papa Joe was involved in the intricate process of adapting his life's story for the big screen. Unconditional's DVD and television coverage has reached 121 countries. As a result, Papa Joe has the privilege of making personal appearances to inspire crowds around the nation as an ambassador for the film and its purpose of love.

Papa Joe has also released an autobiography, "A Walk of Love," which takes readers on his personal journey towards finding his true purpose in life. In addition to his role as director of Elijah’s Heart, co-producer of the film "Unconditional" and author, Papa Joe is an inspired teacher and motivational speaker, gifted to stimulate others to fulfill their unique God-given callings, so they too can begin to take bold steps toward their own walk of love.

Papa Joe Bradford Videos

  • Papa Joe Believes An Act Of Kindness Can Change Everything | Huckabee
    Watch Huckabee Saturdays and again Sundays 8/7c exclusively on TBN
  • Darrell Waltrip Automotive's Hometown Heroes- Elijah's Heart
    Joe Bradford, or Papa Joe as he's known to many, grew up in poverty and after facing time in prison for computer hacking and fighting kidney disease...
  • Papa Joe Bradford Q Commons September 24, 2015

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  • How to book Papa Joe Bradford?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Papa Joe Bradford for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Papa Joe Bradford, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Papa Joe Bradford or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Papa Joe Bradford?

    Booking fees for Papa Joe Bradford, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Papa Joe Bradford, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Papa Joe Bradford?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Papa Joe Bradford for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Papa Joe Bradford for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Papa Joe Bradford or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Papa Joe Bradford or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Papa Joe Bradford is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Papa Joe Bradford for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Papa Joe Bradford generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Shawn Harper, Brad Stine, Raechel Myers, Shane Claiborne and Pam Tebow. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Papa Joe Bradford for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Papa Joe Bradford Speaker Videos

  • Papa Joe Believes An Act Of Kindness Can Change Everything | Huckabee
    Watch Huckabee Saturdays and again Sundays 8/7c exclusively on TBN
    Darrell Waltrip Automotive's Hometown Heroes- Elijah's Heart
    Joe Bradford, or Papa Joe as he's known to many, grew up in poverty and after facing time in prison for computer hacking and fighting kidney disease he and his wife Denise were forced to move into...
  • Papa Joe Bradford Q Commons September 24, 2015
    Unconditional
    Christian Movie Based on a true story.
  • Christian Movie Connect Episode 69 - Papa Joe Bradford
    Joe Bradford is the CEO and co-founder (along with his wife Denise) of Elijah's Heart, a non-profit charitable and educational organization that serves children and families.

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