About Revd. Dr.
Bruce hails from South Africa and a third generation offspring into the ordained ministry. He received his theological
training at the ecumenical ‘Federal Theological Seminary of Southern Africa.’ He started his ministry in a small gold mining town called Toekomsrus, which is west of Johannesburg. Other
congregations served was Port Elizabeth, Durban and currently in his 11th year in Kuilsriver. He obtained two post graduate degrees from the
university of South Africa. In 1999 he attended a Church Leadership Training Programme in the USA. On completion of this he was awarded an international scholarship and completed a D.Min in
He married Celester in 1980. She is currently the personal assistant to the principal of a high school. Four children
were born out of the marriage. One son and three daughters. Only the three daughters remain. Carlin the eldest is a banking analyst, Shirlene is an economist with the Reserve Bank and Ilse is a
medical doctor. The couple also dote over their grandson and granddaughter.
Bruce, together with Dr Coenie Burger, then moderator of the Dutch Reformed Church spearheaded Ekklesia, an ecumenical
body affiliated to the Faculty of Theology of the University of Stellenbosch. Ekklesia currently has a membership of nineteen denominations. Out of this ecumenical venture has emerged Word and
Worship, a sermon and liturgy guidelines based on the Revised Common Lectionary and has a circulation of 1500 copies.
Though no formal hobbies, Bruce enjoys cooking and together with Celester they enjoy spending time with their