Making decisions about the future of DeLand requires integrity, innovation, and inclusion. Development decisions affect the things that touch our everyday lives: our homes, our health, the schools our children attend, the taxes we pay, our daily commute, our natural environment, and economic growth in our community. We must devise approaches to development that encourage a mix of building types and uses, diverse housing and transportation options, development within existing neighborhoods, and community engagement. To ensure smart growth for DeLand, I am committed to continue review our smart growth policies and ways in which annexation of certain properties can be pursued, as well as supporting the redevelopment of neglected areas of the city.
Troy Bradley was born and raised in DeLand. He is the fifth of six children born to the late William and Eugenia Bradley. He is a part of DeLand High School’s graduating class of 1982. Troy is married to Crystal Bradley and they have been married for 36 years. They are the proud parents of two children, Dr. Monét Bradley and Troy Bradley Jr. Troy is the pastor of Greater Union First Baptist Church, which is one of the oldest churches in DeLand. He has served as the pastor for over 23 years.
Troy is a graduate of the American Computer Institute in Daytona Beach, Florida. He received a diploma of Practical Theology from the International Seminary, a diploma of Christian History
from Newburgh Theological Seminary and College of the Bible. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Higher Dimension Christian College and his Doctorate of Divinity from St. Thomas Christian College.