Bruce is the founding pastor of Christ Fellowship. He serves as one of the church elders and is the visionary leader for the church. Bruce’s mission is helping people find and follow Christ.
Bruce graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in Plan II, the Honors Liberal Arts Program (’82); received a Masters Degree in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary (’86); and did post-graduate work at the University of Texas at Dallas in the History of Ideas (focus on postmodernism, philosophical hermeneutics and Hans Georg Gadamer) He taught systematic theology at Dallas Theological Seminary for four years. Bruce served for fourteen years in several pastoral staff positions at Chase Oaks (previously known as Fellowship Bible Church North) under Gene Getz. Bruce founded the Center for Church Based Training and chaired the Board of Directors for 13 years.
Bruce recently authored two new books; Your Church in Rhythm, a Leadership Network publication published by Jossey-Bass and released in February 2011, and Your Life in Rhythm released in 2009 published by Tyndale. [More on Bruce’s books and related seminars.] Bruce has also authored, co-authored, and edited several resources such as the four-volume Discovery series for discipleship and the seminary-level leadership course, The Church. Bruce co-authored a book entitled The Leadership Baton published by Zondervan. Bruce speaks and consults nationally and internationally.
Bruce and his wife Tamara have five children – four boys and one girl. Bruce is an avid racquetball player, an entrepreneur, a mountain hiker, a communicator, and a creative, high-energy catalyst. He often prays, “Lord enable me to seize opportunities for your kingdom.” Bruce has a passion for training leaders and helping them make the most of their God given abilities.
(photo of Bruce taken by Treva Tribit Photography)