Pastor Bruce attended elementary school through high school in Jacksonville, FL. He graduated from West Meadows Baptist Academy in 1979 and in 1983, he graduated from Bob Jones University with a bachelor’s degree in Bible and Church ministries. He received his master’s degree from BJU in 1984 in Church ministries.
After graduation he returned to West Meadows Baptist Church and began working with the youth and students at WMBA. Pastor Bruce continued his education and received his Doctorate degree in Christian education in 1989. On April 1, 2000, Pastor Berney Armstrong retired and the church voted unanimously to have Pastor Bruce become the Senior Pastor.
Pastor Bruce and his wife, Kim, have four children, all of whom love the Lord and seek to serve Him. Pastor Bruce has a desire to see the church body of West Meadows share the gospel of Jesus Christ.
assistant pastor | NATE STEWART
Pastor Nate was raised in Marietta, Georgia. He graduated from the BJU Academy of Home Education in 2006 and attended Northland International University in Dunbar, Wisconsin. He received his undergraduate degree in Pastoral Studies and Bible in 2010.
After graduation, Pastor Nate accepted the position of Youth Pastor at West Meadows Baptist Church. In 2015 he added the music ministry of West Meadows to his roles in the church taking on the position of Assistant Pastor.
His wife, Ashley, is a teacher for high school students at West Meadows Baptist Academy. Together, They have three wonderful children.
Nate and Ashley both display a passion for discipleship and accountability within the local church.