Dr. Bruce Beck.
I am a graduate of Clayton State University with a Bachelor of Business
Administration with Marketing. In 2001, I earned a Masters of Divinity
with Counseling from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. In
December 2006, I graduated from Southeastern with a Doctor of Ministry in
the area of biblical counseling, with a concentration on reconciliation.
My priorities for ministry at WOBC:
I seek to do the following in serving the community of Granville County:
Music has always been a part of my life. At a young age, my mother taught me and my sisters to sing harmony. We would ride through the town of Shelby in the back seat of an old station wagon singing our hearts out. What a sweet memory - I had no idea how it would impact my spiritual life. Harmony in music is sweet, and beautiful. But a church must also live in harmony. I love this verse from 1st Peter 3:8-"Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble". West Oxford is that kind of church, and I am honored to have been sent here to serve.
My philosophy of music is that it is a wonderful tool with which to enhance the worship experience. A tool that includes education, discipleship, prayer, and teaching the gospel.
Many folks think that a worship leader just picks his or her favorite songs. Not so with me. I spend time in the Word and in prayer, and let the Holy Spirit guide. He leads. He teaches.
He transforms. I am simply to be obedient. Further, I believe were created for the purpose of worshiping God (Psalm 119:175). Our hearts should be prepared to do that before we even enter the doors of the church. Music is a great part of the worship service, but in itself is not worship.
Worship is not about the style or lyrics of a song. It isn't about us, and what we like. It is about God. My desire is to use this tool as God leads to help others meet and/or fall deeper in love with Him. He has blessed me beyond words, and cleared the path to bring me to this place. He continues to fulfill Romans 8:28, and I love Him so. Please consider joining us.
Pictured to the left are my greatest blessings. I have two wonderful sons, a daughter in law whom I adore, and the sweetest little shih-tzu ever, tongue and all!