Bruce Salmon served for 33 years as pastor of Village Baptist Church in Bowie, Maryland. During that time he preached almost 1500 original Sunday morning sermons. He taught a Sunday morning Pastor’s Class which read and discussed entire books of the Bible. He also led winter, summer, and Lenten Sunday evening Bible studies for adults. Before his service at Village, he served for eight years as associate pastor of Montgomery Hills Baptist Church in Silver Spring, Maryland. Thus, his entire full-time ministerial career was served in two churches in suburban Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C. Both churches are members of the D.C. Baptist Convention.
A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Salmon received the Bachelor of Arts with a major in English from Baylor University. He received the Master of Divinity and the Doctor of Ministry degrees from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also received the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Bowie State University, with a specialization in Clinical Pastoral Counseling. Salmon served on several commissions of the Baptist World Alliance and several committees of the D.C. Baptist Convention. He is the author of two books, Storytelling in Preaching, and Preaching for the Long Haul: A Case Study on Long-term Pastoral Ministry. He also authored a cover feature for Preaching magazine, “Preaching Without a Net,” which is available online.
Salmon is husband to wife Linda, father to grown children Amy and Marc, and grandfather to granddaughter Ford.