A Voice for Forgotten Children

Brad Cummings

Brad is the CEO of Windblown Media, and Shiloh Road Publishers, and carries a passion for "telling compelling stories that unveil God's heart to the spiritually curious." He is one of the co-writers and publisher of the #1 NY Times bestselling novel, The Shack, which has sold over 18 million copies and has been translated into 40 different languages. Having been turned down by 26 different publishers, he and a partner founded Windblown Media and published The Shack on their own, selling the FIRST million copies out of Cummings’ garage on only $200 of marketing. The Shack was the first ever self-published title to debut on the New York Times Bestseller list at #1, where it stayed as such for over 100 weeks. He also produced "The Shack" movie for theatrical release by LionsGate with Gil Netter, the producer of The Life of Pi and The Blind Side. He co-authored A Man Like No Other--The Illustrated Life of Jesus, and adapted the award-winning short film, The Butterfly Circus, into a book of the same title. Most recently, he founded Shiloh Road Publishers, teaming up with the award-winning, premier design firm Koechel Peterson & Associates, and served as the General Editor for The Founders' Bible.

For the past several years he has co-hosted a weekly podcast entitled, The God Journey, which has an active listenership in over 135 different nations. He is the Executive Producer and screenwriter for a series of animated feature films on the great stories of the Bible. Prior to that, he was a pastor and conference speaker for 12 years, founding one the fastest growing churches in LA, the Malibu Vineyard, served as a short-term missionary in Haiti and Uganda, and has led missions trips to India, Scotland, and Germany. Before entering the ministry, Mr. Cummings served as one of the youngest executives globally for AT&T, and was acknowledged as one of the top salesmen in the nation. He brings with him over 25 years of wide-ranging experience within business, marketing, sales, publishing, merchandizing, film/music production as well as pastoral ministry. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA in 1988 with B.A in Telecommunications, Film/TV Broadcasting. He received his Masters of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA in 1993 where he was chosen as one of seven Outstanding Fuller Auxiliary Scholarship students to represent the Seminary. He currently resides in Dos Vientos Ranch, CA with his wife Kelly and their three children.