“… that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and may share His sufferings, becoming like Him in His death… Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:10; 13-14
Bruce is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. He was saved at the age of nine at church camp, after that, he says, “I was there whenever the church doors were opened.” Bruce is a graduate of Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina. Following graduation, he was ordained to the Gospel ministry and pastored for ten years a church in West Virginia, and then pastored nine years a church in Virginia, until he came to Charlotte to study at RTS Charlotte. Bruce received his MDiv degree there and is now pursuing his Doctorate in Ministry at RTS.
As Associate Pastor for our Senior Adult Community, Bruce leads a growing community that currently numbers approximately 200 men and women, between the ages of 70 and 99 years. Bruce encourages all the members of his community to “reinvest” their time, wisdom, experience, energy, talents and gifts in the younger generations, including the members of their own families. Their community motto is found in Psalm 92:12-14: The righteous flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon. They are planted in the house of the LORD; they flourish in the courts of our God. They still bear fruit in old age; they are ever full of sap and green.
Bruce and his wife Carolyn were married in 1979. They are the parents of four adult children—one daughter and three sons—and are thankful grandparents. Bruce’s hobbies include walking/jogging, working out, reading, listening to big band and classical music. He and Carolyn enjoy every opportunity to travel to the UK where Bruce can pursue his interest in Winston Churchill and Lord Nelson. They also enjoy antiquing, walking, entertaining, and being at home together.