Kevin Bruce

mens & prayer pastor

Born in 1981 and raised in Central CA, Kevin had the privilege of being brought up in a Christian home and attending private Christian school until college. Early on, Kevin had vivid dreams of eternity that instilled a sobriety and fear of the Lord in his life, even though he did not have a close personal walk with Christ until later in high school.

Sophomore year, at a winter camp, the Lord broke Kevin over his sin and selfish lifestyle, and Kevin freshly began to follow the Lord and have a walk with God on his own.

In the summer of 2000, Kevin’s family life crumbled when his father walked away from the family. The weight of grief hammered Kevin down and he dropped out of junior college in Modesto. “Everything I was living for came crashing down, and suddenly I didn’t want to know anything but Christ and His Word.”

Then, a medical crisis hit Kevin’s life and he was laid up for over a month.  At this time, he was given a hunger for God’s Word he had never had before.

Through a series of God-orchestrated events, the Lord brought Kevin to Calvary Chapel Bible College in the Fall of 2002, where he spent three semesters studying the Bible and growing in his relationship with God. Kevin finished his last semester in Siegen, Germany and began serving the Lord while interning within Calvary Chapel.

In 2006, Kevin and his wife Rachel were married. The night before they were to be wed, Kevin was diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis and the wedding nearly took place in the hospital. The first year of marriage was marked by one physical trial after another, and the Lord was teaching Kevin and Rachel that their hopes and expectation needed to be in Christ and not circumstances.

After serving the Lord together in ministry for nearly 10 years, the Lord brought Kevin and Rachel to Calvary Chapel Oceanside. After nearly three years of serving in the men’s ministry and prayer ministry, the Lord moved the leadership within CCO to commission Kevin as a Pastor to serve the Church at CCO.

The Lord has blessed Kevin and Rachel with two boys and one daughter.

“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”

Ephesians 3:20-21