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Golden Apple: Bradford Wilson

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Bradford Wilson did not get into teaching to teach.

"I got into teaching because I wanted to coach football and track and things like that," he says.
"And then as I got into teaching I actually enjoyed teaching more than coaching if you can imagine that."

Now he teaches Criminal Justice at the Aiken County Career and Technology Center.

"We get to teach them the latent fingerprinting, ink fingerprinting, handcuffing, things like that, it's great," he says.

Great training so these kids can protect and serve.

 "A lot of my students go into the military and they'll pursue a career as a military police officer. But we're actually articulated with Aiken Technical College, so when my students come here, they actually get 12 college credits at Aiken Tech."

Mr. Wilson is also a preacher. A man who gets to set an example for young people.

"I have the opportunity to come into the public school, show the kids how a Godly male should live, be a Godly male role model in an age where teachers are doing all kinds of crazy stuff all over America. And I get to show these kids, without even saying the word Jesus, that hey, I love Jesus and you should too."

And this very busy teacher and preacher has also written a children's book.  How does he find the time?

"About 3 o'clock in the morning one morning, the Lord said "Get up and write this book." And so I got up and starting writing. It took me a couple of days to write it. And Abby Mitchell who is the illustrator of the book did a fantastic job of bringing the book to life."

Way to go Bradford Wilson a big man with a big heart for our children.

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