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 young adults (Claire is a nursing student at Kentucky Christian University; Mac is a student at Ohio University; and Jake is a student at Athens High School). 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.