Dr. Bruce Salmon, Retired Pastor
|Bruce Salmon was born and raised in Fort
Worth, Texas. He grew up in Broadway Baptist Church,
making his profession of faith in Christ and being
baptized at age 11. He went to Baylor University where he
majored in English. While in college he served as Minister
to Youth at Seventh and James Baptist Church in Waco,
Texas, and was licensed to the ministry by his home
church, Broadway in Fort Worth.
After graduating from Baylor with a Bachelor of Arts in 1973, Bruce enrolled in The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. While in seminary Bruce was a pastoral intern at Crescent Hill Baptist Church, which ordained him to the Gospel Ministry. He earned the Master of Divinity in 1976, and was called to the Montgomery Hills Baptist Church in Silver Spring, Maryland as Associate Pastor. Bruce returned to Southern Seminary to earn the Doctor of Ministry, graduating in 1985. Earlier that year he was called to Village Baptist Church in Bowie, Maryland as Pastor. In 1991 Bruce received the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Bowie State University, in conjunction with the Washington Pastoral Counseling Service.
Bruce is author of the book Storytelling in Preaching, and various journal articles, including “Preaching without a Net,” originally published in Preaching magazine and now available online. Bruce is a member of the Commission on Evangelism of the Baptist World Alliance.
Bruce is married to Linda and they are the parents of two grown children. Their daughter Amy lives in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and their son Marc lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife Stacey and their daughter Ford.
Bruce is an avid golfer, movie buff, sports enthusiast, and traveler. He enjoys Broadway musicals, museums, classical music, currents events, and spending time with his family. He retired as Pastor of Village Baptist Church on December 31, 2017.
Visit by Paul
Montacute, Director of Baptist World Aid
Photos from Vacation Bible School 2003
Easter Party - 2003
Dedication Service -
December 1, 2002
First Day in the New
Building - November 10, 2002
Moving after the Fire
Women's Retreat - April
Village Benefit Golf
Tournament - May 14, 2001
Fire at Village - January 8,
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