The Rev. Dr. G. Bruce Queen
Intentional Interim Minister
Bruce became the Intentional Interim Minister (IIM) at First Baptist Church Woodstock in June of 2019. He has served other churches as Intentional Interim: First Baptist Church Front Royal, VA, Keystone Baptist Church Lynchburg, VA, First Baptist Church Ashland, VA, and Culpeper Baptist Church, Culpeper, VA. He served Walnut Hill Baptist Church, Petersburg, VA as a transitional pastor. He has also served two churches as a traditional interim minister. After twenty-six years of pastoral ministry, in 2005 Bruce began to fulfill a calling in the making for many years, by being trained as an Intentional Interim Minister by the Center for Congregational Health, Winston Salem, NC. He has since become an Intentional Interim Specialist and also has a certificate of training as a Consultant for Religious Institutions from the Center for Congregational Health.
Bruce was born in Drexel, North Carolina where he graduated from High School in 1972. He received a B.A. from Anderson University, 1977, and a Master of Ministry from Anderson University School of Theology, 1979. After ten years of ministry Bruce returned to seminary at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville Kentucky where he received a Master of Divinity in Christian Education, in May 1990 and a Doctor of Ministry in May 1993. Bruce’s doctoral project was in developing congregational identity. He has also completed some post graduate work toward a Doctor of Education at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Bruce met Marga Thomason at Anderson College and they were married December 16, 1978. Marga is the Complex Case Management Lead for Bon Secours Richmond. They reside in Mechanicsville, VA. They have two grown children: a daughter, Marissa and a son, Alex. They also have a granddaughter, Beatrix. Bruce’s hobbies include sailing, golf and building scale models of historic race cars and ships.