Prior to the church plant in Merced, Bruce pastored a church for 15 years in Lodi, California. When he concluded that he had friends in town that he could not invite to his own church, he and his wife decided that they would need to plant a church.
After being trained by a church planting organization Bruce and Bev moved to Merced, home to the brand new University of California campus. LifeSpring is now 11 years old. And Bruce loves to invite folks to church.
Bruce is the Secretary of the Board for a Performing Arts Theatre, that is also home to his church, LifeSpring Church. In 2008/2009 he served as Chairman of the Board for the local Chamber of Commerce and he is a Senior Fellow in The American Leadership Forum. Bruce and Bev have been married for 49 years and have two children and 6 grandchildren. Bev worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist for the Merced County Office of Education. She retired in July 2016.