Our Staff

Bruce Baker-Rooks

Bruce was born and raised in Seattle, WA.  He was raised in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.  Bruce lived for several years in Wiesbaden Germany, and for 6 months in Auckland New Zealand.  He graduated from Andover NewBruce in Pulpitton Theological School in 2013 with a Masters of Divinity, and was ordained at Hope Central Church (DoC and UCC) in Jamaica Plain, MA.  It was at Andover Newton that Bruce met his husband, Kevin, also a graduate of Andover Newton Theological School. Kevin is also an ordained Disciples of Christ Minister.  They were married in 2010 and have one son, Brayden who just started Kindergarten this Fall.  Bruce completed his Clinical Pastoral Education Internship for Hospital Chaplaincy as well as a First Year Residency of CPE at Duke University Medical Center with an emphasis on Palliative Care.  In addition, he just completed a second year Research Fellowship at Carolinas Medical Center where he established the Spiritual Care Department at The Levine Cancer Institute.

To contact Bruce: ministerspcc@bellsouth.net

Gene Bledsoe

Gene has been the music director at SouthPark Christian Church for over 20 years. Gene has a BA in piano performance and a MM in orchestral and choral conducting. His roles in the worship services include conducting the choir and being our lead pianist. He also enjoys composing many of the choral responses and various musical selections used during the worship service.

Popular with the congregation overall and the Youth, in particular, Gene shares these talents in a fun and respectfully manner with the church during Worship Service.

When Gene composes new music during various spiritual seasons of the year, it’s a special treat for us. Come meet Gene, and enjoy (and possibly join!) our Choir.

Tanya Brown

Tanya keeps the nursery each Sunday at our church, and she’s got tremendous experience, having been babysitting since she was 12 years old.  She loves to see kids learn.  For our SPCC membership, Tanya:

  • Teaches the 4-6 year olds class
  • Keeps the Newborn Nursery (up to 4 years old)
  • Maintains and decorates the bulletin board outside the nursery
  • Additionally supports the church by watching the kids of all ages for a monthly Parents Night Out.