Bruce was a successful teacher and High School coach in four varsity sports for five years. He then had a twenty-eight-year career with a major publishing company as a Vice President of Sales and Product Development.
Built a small startup corporation for two nationally known Christian Psychologists. He then concluded his full-time career as V. P. for I.A. at California Baptist University where he was a member of the University Executive Council. He concluded a successful 10-year career with CBU in June of 2008 and was award the distinguished title of California Baptist University Vice President Emeritus.
In retirement, Mr. Hitchcock sits on the boards of: Links International Southwest, Orange County Southern Baptist Association Foundation, and Haven Today Ministries.
In addition Mr. Hitchcock serves California Southern Baptists by working with the Inland Empire Southern Baptist Association and The California Baptist Foundation.
Bruce, who is an ordained Southern Baptist Pastor, speaks, on a regular basis, in pulpits throughout Southern California. He has served in two Intentional Interim pastorates since his retirement from CBU.
He and his wife Carol live in Temecula, Ca. and have been married for 51 years. They have two children. Todd is senior pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Escondido, CA and Dawn who lives in a group home in Corona and is developmentally delayed. They also have four grandchildren.
BS The Ohio State University
MS The Ohio State University
MTS Golden Gate Seminary (In progress)
Doctor of Commerce and Ministry - California Baptist University