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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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