Growing up on a farm in North Dakota, Bruce fits right into rural Iowa. At an early age Bruce sensed a call on his life to serve the Lord. While at college he was directed to attend Rhema Bible Training College. After graduation he served at Kenneth Hagin Ministries for a few years. He came to Iowa to assist various churches as an Associate Pastor and in 1997 he moved his family to Winterset, Iowa where he began serving as the Senior Pastor of Word of Life Family Church. Bruce's desire for people is that they would be saved, come to a knowledge of the truth, and grow in Christ.
Associate Minister & Children
Nicole grew up as a PK (Pastor's Kid) and has been involved in the work of the Lord for most of her life. She is a graduate of Rhema Bible Training College. She is gifted and passionate about ministering to children with the love of God and the power of God. She serves with energy and creative gifting.
Associate Minister & Youth
Mike Patterson has served as an Associate Minister as well as the Youth Minister at Word of Life since 1997. Mike graduated from Rhema Bible Training College then served in its youth ministry for years before coming to Iowa. He serves with enthusiasm, authenticity and energy.