Bruce was born in Atlanta, Georgia, but grew up in Oklahoma and Texas. He became a follower of Christ at the age of 17 through the influence of his three brothers. Bruce earned his undergraduate degree in Finance from Texas Tech University, his M.Div. from Southwestern Seminary, and his D.Min. from Luther Rice Seminary. His hobbies include golf, running, reading, and watching movies starring Denzel Washington. He's committed to communicating God's Word clearly and with application to today's culture. He moved to Western North Carolina in 2008 with his wife, Lori, and family. They have two sons, Conner and Tyler, along with their daughter-in-law, Carissa, and the world's best granddaughter, Elsie Grace. He loves dogs, cats not so much.