Dr. Bruce McCracken

Bruce was born and raised in Aldan, a small suburb of Philadelphia, PA. He is the oldest of three sons raised in a Christian home. He attended Aldan Union Church. Both of these influences greatly shaped his spiritual development. A Sunday School teacher led him to Christ when he was 8 years old.


He completed a B.A. in Christian Education from Taylor University in Upland, IN where he met his wife Karen.


Karen and Bruce were married on September 7, 1974. Their honeymoon was a long drive from Philly to Des Moines towing a U-haul! They served as youth pastors of the Evangelical Covenant Church, in Des Moines, IA for 5 years.


From Iowa they literally moved home, to Karen’s home church in Havertown, Pennsylvania where they served as youth pastors for three years.


Bruce and Karen moved to Deerfield, IL to complete a Master’s degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. While finishing his master’s thesis and beginning the doctoral program at TEDS, the Lord called them to Lancaster Bible College in Lancaster, PA. 


Bruce completed his doctorate (Ph.D.) from Trinity in 1993. He has served as the head of the Marriage and Family program at LBC, the Chair of the Christian Education Department for 16 years, and the Dean of Undergraduate Education for 6 years.


Bruce founded House on the Rock Family Ministries, which is now The Marriage Hub in 1988 as an extension of his speaking and teaching ministry at LBC. It was through the prodding of several elders from his home church that he initiated launching full time in this venture.


Bruce and Karen are the parents of two adult sons and are the proud grandparents of the cutest granddaughters and grandsons!