Pastor Jesse Bradley

Jesse Bradley is the Co-Founder of Just Choose Hope and the author of much of the course materials for the initiative.

He serves as the lead pastor of Grace Community Church, a multigenerational and multicultural church family in the greater Seattle area.

He is a speaker, author, evangelist, and former professional athlete. Jesse was an atheist who came to know Jesus through a religion class at Dartmouth College.

As he was playing professional soccer overseas, his athletic career ended with a tragic illness.

Jesse was fighting for his life for one year, and it took ten years to fully recover, God transformed his purpose and passion, bringing the hope of Jesus to the world.

Jesse graduated with a master’s degree in theology from Dallas Theological seminary.

He presently serves as Chaplain of the Seattle Sounders of Major League Soccer (MLS).

He is a regular guest on NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, and has shared his faith on programs like Good Morning America and the Tamron Hall Show.

Jesse has collaborated with Global Media Outreach for over 15 years, and through many Hope initiatives there have been over 1 million people who have decided to follow Jesus. All glory to God.

His podcast is called The Bonfire, leading people into the presence, word, and hope of God.

He desires to see families and local churches thriving as we abide with Jesus daily. Jesse encourages and empowers people to receive and give hope where they live, work, learn, and play.

His new book is called The Power of The Second Thought and covers how God renews our minds with indestructible hope. Jesse and his wife, Laurie, have four children and a patient dog named Bella.

In that day you will say: “Give praise to the Lord, proclaim His name; make known among the nations what He has done, and proclaim that His name is exalted.”

Isaiah 12:4


28 Days of Hope is a journey together, as we rediscover and recommit to God's indestructible hope in transformative ways.

As you begin this journey, you'll experience a sense of excitement about what God is going to do.

If you have a desire to grow in your faith, strengthen your relationships, gain wisdom, cultivate new habits, experience more peace, and live daily with purpose and passion, then you are in the right place.  

The Power Of The Second Thought

by Jesse Bradley

Have you ever felt a loss of hope or uncertainty about the next step forward? Have you desired a roadmap, new tools, and a stronger relationship with God as you navigate unexpected detours and difficulties?

I’ve been there. Life was going smoothly in one direction, but then it took an unexpected turn, and it would never be the same. I was profoundly disappointed, feeling lower than I ever thought I could go. In the depths of my discouragement and loneliness, God was there. I resisted and initially kept my walls up, but His presence and love prevailed. God renewed my mind and perspective, pulled me out of my negative patterns, and I learned how to cultivate powerful new habits. But that’s not just my story; He desires to do the same for you, too. Together, we will shatter the lies and uncover the truth about how to access overflowing hope. This journey includes inspiring insights, uplifting stories, thoughtful questions, and a practical plan. God wants to empower and guide you daily, providing refreshment and joy. The best is yet to come.

Join me in discovering and developing a hope that surpasses your challenges!