Faith Bible Staff
Pastor Bruce Parker is the eldest of three sons born in Boston, MA. His wife, Sandy, is the eldest of two daughters raised in Appleton, WI. Bruce & Sandy met at a church function and were married in Glencoe, IL in 1977.
Together they have raised 6 children: Kristin (married to Bryan Pichura, our Associate Pastor at FBC), David (married, serving as an associate pastor in Seattle, WA), Paul (married, serving as an associate pastor in Pleasant Hill, OR), James (married, working at the Children’s Hunger Fund in Sylmar, CA), Andrew (working as a security guard in Seattle WA), and Kimberly (the mother of 3 children and wife of an associate pastor at Mission Road Bible Church, in Prairie Village, KS).
Bruce’s hobbies include music (drums), outdoor activities, sports officiating, and golf. Sandy loves reading, cross-stitching, horses, walking or hiking, and spending time with family and friends. Both enjoy camping with loved ones and praising the Lord for His beautiful creation!
Pastor Bruce received Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior through the ministry of the Navigators; discipling and being discipled by servants in that ministry. Sandy trusted Christ following a backpacking trip to Montana, and participates with her husband at FBC in various ministries. Together they have served the local church in Maryland, New York, and California, and love to encourage and equip the saints by participating with them in the work of the ministry.
Before being called to the pastorate, Pastor Bruce owned and operated his own business, Mobiltape; producing audio and videotapes of meetings, seminars, and professional training conferences throughout the US. After a brief stint as a dental hygienist, Sandy left the workplace to serve her husband and family at home. She currently enjoys serving as the overseer of the deaconess ministry, and facilitating Ladies Bible study.
Pastor Bruce received his undergraduate degree from Emerson College in Boston, MA and his Master’s degree from The Master’s Seminary in Sun Valley, CA. Over the past 24 years, he has served the Lord as an associate pastor and Christian school administrator, as well as being the Senior Pastor of two additional churches besides Faith Bible Church. While pastoring in Binghamton, NY, he also served 8 years as the chaplain for the Binghamton Mets (the NY Mets AA affiliate). Pastor Bruce loves the Lord, His Word, and His people, and has a passion to preach and teach the Scriptures ... the only truth that sets men free!