Hi, I’m Bruce Stoker, and I’ve been the preacher at Athens Church of Christ since January 5, 2014. I grew up in Bloomsburg, PA, and I’m a graduate of Cincinnati Christian University (BA, 1993; MA, 2000). I’ve been following and serving Jesus since I was 12 years old, and I’ve served with churches in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, and Michigan as a volunteer and as a minister.
Sandi and I have been married since October 1996, and we are the occasionally amused and often confused parents of three teenagers (Claire, Mac, and Jake). We are proud band parents, and we love supporting the Athens Bulldogs!
I am in love with words, especially God’s Word. I love to write, teach, and preach, and I pray continually that God will use me to communicate the Good News of his love to the people around me.
I’m a jeans and T-shirt kind of guy. I like strong, dark coffee. I prefer mountain streams over the beach. I’m a Nittany Lions fan, not a Buckeye, but I’m warming up to the Bobcats.
I’m a simple guy, and simply put, I love Jesus.