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Our History



               Bruceville Community Church was founded in 1960 by a group of four Spirit-filled Christians. The group included Pastor Bruce Rodgers and his wife, Jimmie, as well as Jim Gazaway and his wife, Joyce. The “church” started in the Gazaway house, and then as the church grew, a building on the east side of Interstate 35 was acquired. In 1973, the church purchased nine acres on the west side of I-35 and built the current “round” building for church services. Shortly thereafter, a gymnasium which we call the “Fellowship Hall” was constructed to supplement the facilities. 


            The founding pastor of Bruceville Community Church was Bruce Rodgers. He served as pastor from 1960 until his death in 2002. Truman “Butch” Hargrove was appointed as an Assistant Pastor in 1997. Upon Pastor Rodgers’ death, Butch was appointed Senior Pastor. He served as Senior Pastor from 2002 until his death in 2009. Lee Casey was appointed as an Assistant Pastor in 2008, and took over as Senior Pastor upon Pastor Butch’s death. Pastor Lee served until 2012, when he and his wife, Amy, stepped down in order to attend Rhema Bible College in Northern Oklahoma to formally train in the ministry. Lloyd “Bubba” Strickland, who had been helping with the services for several years and had served in many roles was appointed as Senior Pastor. Pastor Bubba served from 2012 until he stepped down in December of 2016 to serve as our Associate Pastor. Lee and Amy Casey returned and were appointed Pastors in January of 2017, and they are the current pastors.

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