A native Northern Californian and 3rd generation Chinese/Filipino, Bruce has lived in San Francisco since 1988. He was the founding pastor of Mission Bay Community Church, SF and was the Moderator of the 218th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA). He now earns his keep as a writer, speaker and consultant/coach with the Center for Progressive Renewal.
In his writing, speaking and living, Bruce is committed to expressing a Christian faith that is beautifully complex, unimaginably just and excruciatingly gracious. He also believes society and the church are strengthend by talking about such issues as: denominationalism and the future church; faith and technology; race and politics, parenting, urban living, etc.
Bruce earned his BA in Asian American Studies, Philosophy and Sociology from San Francisco State Univeristy (1991), his MA from San Francisco Theological Seminary (1995) and an honorary Doctor of Divinity from Austin College (2011).
Bruce is the author of the eBook, The Definitive-ish Guide for Using Social Media in the Church (2012) and "But I don't see you as Asian": Curating Conversations About Race (2013). His writings can be found on reyes-chow.com a well as Patheos, The Huffington Post and others.
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