Brad Sykes

Brad Sykes is originally from Houston Texas and has been married to Vicki for 37 years. Brad is the father of five children and is known as “EZ” to eight grandchildren.

Brad came to know Jesus during a crusade in 1980 and then spent 17 years sitting under the biblical instruction of and co-laboring alongside his brother-in-law. Brad met his wife Vicki during their time as students at Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth. They married in 1986. Upon graduation Brad began his career working for Ralph Lauren. In 1990, Brad opened his own clothing business called Bradford’s. While he excelled in the industry, God had other things in mind and Brad moved his family to Jacksonville from
Houston in 1997.

Brad was instrumental in bringing both the Mattress Firm and
Whataburger franchises to the state of Florida and gave oversight to their subsequent growth.

Brad currently runs the Guardian Group, a real estate team that is a part of Keller Williams Atlantic Partners. In addition, Brad is the co-host of SWAT radio; a daily broadcast that equips men to walk out the truths found in Scripture.

Brad is also the co-founder of the Northeast Florida Christian Chamber which seeks to Engage in Gospel Discussion, Equip in Gospel Truth and Encourage Gospel Living.

Brad feels strongly that the church needs men equipped to walk alongside other men and has dedicated most of his adult life to the teaching and discipleship of men and their families. Brad has been active teaching Sunday School, men’s studies, small groups, one on one discipleship and leading individual and family counseling for over 25 years.

In his free time, Brad enjoys playing golf, walking the beach, hiking, working in the yard and playing with their eight grandchildren who live in Jacksonville. Brad and Vicki often travel to see their youngest daughter swim at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. They also enjoy visiting their married children who live in Nashville and New York City.