Executive Director, Urban Promise Ministries
Adjunct Professor, Urban Studies Department
Since 1988, Bruce has been the Executive Director of UrbanPromise Ministries in Camden, New Jersey, a ministry that meets the educational, social, economic, and spiritual needs of inner-city children and teens. Bruce is the creator, motivator, and innovator of the outreach of UrbanPromise. The ministry hosts several after-school programs, youth clinics, summer camps, employment readiness programs, entrepreneurial training opportunities, missionary internships, the UrbanPromise Academy for teens, and the Camden Forward School.
Bruce is a graduate of Azusa Pacific University (BA, English) in California and Fuller Theological Seminary (MDiv, Pasadena, CA). He also has a doctorate from Princeton Theological Seminary.
In 1996 Bruce was selected by Christianity Today as one of Americaâ€™s â€śUP & Coming Leaders Under 40.â€ť His most recent book, Spotting the Sacred, helps readers to see God in everyday things. Bruce is also an adjunct faculty member at Eastern University. He and the work of UrbanPromise are featured regularly in local media outlets. He has also been highlighted on Diane Sawyerâ€™s 20/20 special "Waiting on the World to Change" and ABCâ€™s "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."
Bruce and his wife, Pam, and their 3 kids live in New Jersey. Bruce and Jim King have been friends and colleagues for nearly 20 years.
Learn more by visiting http://www.urbanpromiseusa.org/