Bruce began serving as Executive Pastor in January 2016. A native of Arkansas, he moved to Sumner County in 2006 to serve in leadership at LifeWay Christian Resources. He and his wife, Donna, joined FBCH in 2008. When First Baptist launched the Creekside Fellowship church plant, Bruce accepted the responsibility for being the first pastor. From 1996 until 2006 Bruce was the Executive Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Panama City, Florida. Bruce is a graduate of Arkansas State University and has a Certificate in Executive Leadership from Owens Graduate School of Vanderbilt University. He and Donna have two adult children: Sarah (Stephen) and Patrick, and two grandchildren, Anna Kate and Caleb. Bruce and Donna enjoy the outdoors, hiking and driving the Tennessee backroads.