Bruce Christian, Pastor
Bruce has been Pastor at Woodland Hills Baptist Church since August of 1992.  Prior to that in 1979 he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration and worked for American Can Company in St. Louis, Missouri.  Believing that God was calling him into full time ministry, in 1983 Bruce moved to Independence, Missouri where he worked as youth minister and attended Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he received his Masters degree.  In 1988 he moved to Shelbina, Missouri where he served as youth minister.  Since 1992 Bruce and his family have resided in Newcastle. 
When I first moved to Oklahoma in 1992, a man asked me, ‘Do you know what the best thing about Oklahoma is?’  I thought about his question then asked, ‘What?’  He said, ‘The people.’  I have found that to be true.  My church family at Woodland Hills has been especially gracious and loving to me and my family.  Though I was born and raised in Missouri, Oklahoma is now my home, not because that is where I live but because of the relationships with people I have come to know and love.  If you are looking for a place to belong and be loved, I invite you to join us at Woodland Hills Baptist Church.”