Rich Bruce

Youth, Missions, and Discipleship Pastor

What do you love about what you do at NH?
Ministry isn’t something we do, it is who we are as God’s people. Our youth ministry team is made up of young, godly professionals who love connecting God’s Word to our kids’ daily lives. Our missions team consists of men and women who are willing to champion causes on God’s behalf. These godly leadership teams are what I love about leading ministry at New Hope.

What year did you join staff?
I joined staff at New Hope Church in August 2011.

How did you come to know Jesus?
I was raised in a Christian home. When I was 18 my parents decided to go to the mission field. After they moved us all to Bible College I met my wife Rae and our life together in ministry began.

What’s your favorite Bible verse?
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

What was one of your most defining moments in life?
The birth of our special needs daughter Suzie and her ongoing health and cognitive challenges.

What do you think is the greatest invention of all time?
Camouflage clothing