Pastor Bruce, a native of Virginia, is Senior Pastor of Laurel Hill Baptist Church in Charlottesville, Virginia. He earned his Associate of Arts degree in Computer Science in Lynchburg, Virginia in 1987. In 1992 he received his Bachelor of Science degree from Liberty University after returning to school upon answering the call to ministry. In 1999 he graduated with a Masters of Arts in Religion degree with a concentration in pastoral counseling from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, Virginia.
The emphasis of Pastor Bruce's ministry is the expository preaching and teaching of God's Word. His desire is to proclaim the teaching of God's truth in order to transform lives. Pastor Bruce believes that it is the role of the church, corporately and individually, to make disciples by leading them to salvation through Jesus Christ and to equip them for the work of the ministry. His greatest desire is to help build the Kingdom of God, to magnify our Lord and minister to each other, bring people into God's Kingdom through missions in the community and the world for membership in Christ's body, while growing in maturity.