Contributors
  • Bruce Willis

    Contributing sermons since Feb 17, 2003
Bruce's church

Carey Baptist Association
Ashland Alabama , 36251
(256)354-5073

About Bruce
  • Education: Associate in Arts Degree (Cum Laude) Alexander City State Junior College Alexander City, Alabama 1978 Bachelor of Arts Degree (Cum Laude) Samford University Birmingham, Alabama 1980 Master of Divinity Degree, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary New Orleans, Louisiana 1982 Two years toward Doctor of Ministry in Christ-Centered Counseling at Luther Rice Seminary Lithonia, Georgia
  • Experience: I was saved and called to preach on January 11, 1977 and began preaching in the local association of churches while attending college. During those college days I served two churches as interim pastor. I began pastoral ministry in 1982 and served eight churches as pastor up until 2005. I have served a variety of congregations from small town, rural, neighborhood, bi-vocational, downtown as well as county seat churches. During 2005 I served as Director of Counseling and Training with Christian Families Today a Discipleship Counseling Ministry. In January 2006 I returned to the neighborhood pastorate of Calvary Baptist in the Southern Baptist Convention and in May 2008 became Director of Missions for Carey Baptist Association Ashland, Alabama.
  • Family: Married 33 years to Kathy Caldwell Willis. Three grown children: Don married to Stacey residing in Rome, GA; Julie married to Allen residing in Worcester, MA; Amy single living in Alabama.
  • Books that have had an impact: The Calvary Road by Roy Hession; God’s New Creation: the believer’s identity in Christ by Jack R. Taylor; Revolution Within: A Fresh Look at Supernatural Living by Dwight Edwards; Grace Walk by Steve McVey; Lifetime Guarantee by Bill Gillham; Classic Christianity: Life’s Too Short to Miss the Real Thing by Bob George; Families Where Grace Is In Place by Jeff VanVonderen; The Rest of the Gospel: When the partial Gospel has worn you out by Dan Stone and Greg Smith;
  • Hobbies: Golf, gardening, spectator sports, traveling and pets.
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  • A Fresh Look At Grace

    Contributed on Apr 16, 2008
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    This sermon is from an “Exchanged Life” perspective on the grace of God which describes that grace as Unimaginable Kindness, Unrestrained Affection and Unceasing Flow.

    Years ago we went with Kathy’s parents to visit the Grand Canyon. It was beautiful and the sheer majesty of that sight took my breath away. So did the shortage of guardrails! Our young son wanted to race to the very edge and look over. My instinct was to hold him back safe from any danger of ...read more

  • Getting Off Course In Christian Marriage

    Contributed on Apr 9, 2008
    based on 10 ratings
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    This is the first sermon in a series of four on Christian marriage which deals with God’s Original Plan, God’s Plan Gets Sidetracked and What That Looks Like in Life - from an “exchanged life’ perspective.”

    Many Christian couples want to do the right thing. They try like crazy to have a Christian marriage. But they end up tired, discouraged and feeling like failures. Few of us are equipped to do the right job when it comes to creating the best relationship with our spouse. We se that there’s a big ...read more

  • Getting Back On Course In Christian Marriage

    Contributed on Apr 9, 2008
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     | 1,903 views

    This is the second sermon in a series of four on Christian marriage which deals with Getting at the Heart of God’s Plan, Being Mutually Submissive as well as Leaving and Cleaving - from an “exchanged life’ perspective.”

    It doesn’t take a social scientist to figure out that marriage today is in trouble. Adultery, divorce, depression, alcoholism, work-alcoholism, and a host of other “isms” have reached epidemic proportions. It may have been Benjamin Franklin who said, “A disease is never brought under control ...read more

  • Meeting Your Husband's Needs In Christian Marriage

    Contributed on Mar 29, 2008
    based on 13 ratings
     | 5,871 views

    This is the third sermon in a series of four on Christian marriage which deals with wives meeting the most basic needs of their husbands – a unique need for praise, an innate need to be head and a need for physical intimacy - from an “exchanged life’ pers

    Bill and Anabel Gillham give a list of the qualities a man needs in a wife. A Need For: faithfulness, for submission to his decisions, for encouragement when things go wrong, to be consulted for advice in making decisions and plans, to be confronted about flesh patterns. A man needs a wife with ...read more

  • Meeting Your Wife's Needs In Christian Marriage

    Contributed on Mar 29, 2008
    based on 24 ratings
     | 8,506 views

    This is the fourth sermon in a series of four on Christian marriage which deals with husbands meeting the most basic needs of their wives from an “exchanged life’ perspective.”

    Someone has said, “A woman marries a man thinking she can change him. A man marries a woman thinking she’ll never change.” Men and women have similarities and differences. In fact, entire volumes have been written on this subject. The following story about a young couple will illustrate what I ...read more

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