Brad and Heidi Mitchell are childhood sweethearts. They have been married over 36 years and have three married children. Through the healing from a very painful season in their marriage, they gained a passion to help couples build a Christ-centered marriage and founded Build Your Marriage. Their articles as well as connection to social media can be found at BuildYourMarriage.org.
As speakers Brad and Heidi communicate biblical truths of how to build your marriage on the foundation of God’s word. Their careful application of scripture, along with personal stories and practical application, has been used by God to transform marriages and redirect families. In addition, they have authored a couples small group study titled Build Your Marriage with Couples of the Bible.
Brad has spoken multiple times at Willow Creek Community Church services. Additionally, Brad developed and taught breakouts for the National Coalition of Men’s Ministries as well as for Willow Creek and Saddleback Church conferences. Brad is the Lead Pastor of a church in the Cincinnati area.
Brad and Heidi are both graduates of Wheaton College. Brad also holds an MDiv. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. They have served in local church ministry for over 30 years.
Heidi is authentic, passionate, inspiring, and practical. She brings insights from the highs and lows of marriage, parenting, and her years of experience coaching couples. Her heart is to see Christ magnified through her life as others experience stronger, healthier marriages grounded in Jesus Christ.
As a team, Brad and Heidi speak at marriage events on building your marriage. Brad is also available to speak to men.
Brad and Heidi have been married 35 years and have three adult married children.
“I enthusiastically endorse Brad and Heidi for their honesty, insights, and practical teaching that will strengthen and save countless marriages. Invite them to build marriages at your church and you’ll be thrilled with the results.”
Lee Strobel - best-selling author of The Case for Christ & The Case for Grace
“Brad Mitchell is one of the most encouraging people I know – both on a personal level and in a larger group setting. Combine Brad’s encouragement gift with his experience in leadership as a founding senior pastor who planted and grew a church into the hundreds, along with his evangelistic zeal as a long-standing trainer of Becoming a Contagious Christian Course, and you have a high-impact teacher who you won’t want to miss.”
Mark Mittelberg - Author, Evangelism Strategist and International Speaker
“It was a delight to have Brad and Heidi at Edgewood! With an engaging, relatable style, they provided great, helpful wisdom to many marriages in our fellowship. More than that, their love for Christ and His church was evident! But the best recommendation I can give them is this: when we decided to hold another marriage conference, we invited them back to lead us again!”
Roger Knowlton - Senior Pastor, Edgewood Community Church, Wisconsin
“God used Brad and Heidi to impact our couples for eternity. Two words can accurately sum up their message: Authentic and Biblical. After hearing their testimonies, grace seemed even more amazing and redemption came to life. In the words of one of our couples, “The talk on forgiveness was worth more than three years of counseling.” They were a joy to work with from start to finish and we look forward to having them back again in the future.”
David Humphry, Family Life Pastor, Humble Area’s First Baptist Church, Texas
“Brad and Heidi spoke at our recent Marriage Conference and did a fantastic job. Their presentations were biblically solid, gospel-centered, and very engaging. They spoke from their hearts and used many personal stories and experiences to provide examples and encouragement for real life application. We have had nothing but positive feedback regarding the time they spent with us. I give them ‘5 Stars’ and offer our highest recommendation and endorsement for their ministry.”
Dr. Ed Kendrick - Lead Pastor, Heartland Church, Winter Haven, FL
“Brad and Heidi are a marvelous speaking team who are willing to share their darkness as well as their light. Their personal transparency speaks to so many of our struggling couples today. Their positive and victorious attitude also inspires us all to be overcomers and to remember that “With God all things are possible. Brad and Heidi are the real deal. Their love, integrity and faith are contagious. Their story is powerful and their message is so needed for people in and out of the church. I highly recommend this ministry and look forward to having them back again.”
Bishop Jay Ramirez - Senior Pastor, Kingdom Life Christian Church, Connecticut
“Our ministry to law enforcement brought Brad and Heidi to San Diego for our police marriage retreat because of how impressed I was with them and the approach of Build Your Marriage….Their openness, approachability, affable personalities, humility, sensitivity and empathetic hearts combined with compelling presentations were an immediate connect with us and our couples….Brad and Heidi tackle all of the most difficult and devastating issues that can and do attack marriages today, with the hope, love, joy and confidence that our resources in Christ are adequate. I highly commend their ministry to you, but be warned… they are addicting. Your conference won’t want to let them go either.”
Herb Smith - Director, Christian Law Enforcement Fellowship, San Diego, CA
“Brad Mitchell and his wife, Heidi, spoke at our pastors and spouses’ conference and Brad spoke at one of our main sessions. Brad and Heidi are an amazing couple. Both of them spoke with such transparency, humility and sensitivity. Our pastors are still talking about their ministry time with us. Brad has earned the respect as someone that I would never hesitate at asking again to speak to our pastors and their spouses or at one of our main plenary sessions. I highly recommend Brad and Heidi’s ministry to you.”
David Schrader - National Pastor for the Congregational Christian Churches in Canada