Bruce Anderson

M.Div. '94

"A modern day reformer in Eastern Europe."

After serving as a pastor in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) for 15 years, Bruce Anderson has been given the opportunity to jump headlong into his real passion—missions. In 2010, Bruce and his wife, Ellie, were appointed as U.S.-based EPC World Outreach missionaries to Eastern Europe. In 2008, he founded the Institute for Reformation, which focuses on Eastern European countries, whose cultures have been stripped of biblical principles and decades of socialist and communist rule. Bruce endeavors to raise up Christian leaders that will be empowered to transform the culture around them—in the spheres of family, education, business, government and the arts. Not only did Bruce earn a joint degree from Regent (Divinity and Government), but he is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies in England, studying 16th century Reformation theology—in hope that his studies will aid him in his missionary work (and in his endeavors to help develop a Christian university in Eastern Europe).

*Bruce’s story has been adapted from an article entitled, “Spiritual Reformation in Eastern Europe.” (Christian Leader Magazine. Winter/Spring 2011, p. 16).