Bruce was born and raised in a Christian home in the Crystal area in central Michigan. He accepted salvation and was baptized at the age of 7. He graduated from Central Montcalm High School in 1979 and attended Ferris State University, majoring in Architectural Technology, finishing in 1982. Bruce married Nancy Anna in 1983 and has three grown children, two sons and one daughter. His oldest son is currently in the Air Force.
Bruce became the Senior Pastor at Pine Grove Church in June of 2007, going full time as Senior Pastor in 2010, prior to that he worked at Thomas Machine Products and Master Unit Die. He studied through the distance learning program at Moody Bible Institute from 2004 to 2008, majoring in Biblical Studies. Bruce is licensed with the Evangelical Free Church of America.
Sampson was raised in a Christian home in the Crystal area in central Michigan. He accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior at the age of 10, and was later baptized at the age of 11. He graduated from Central Montcalm High School in 1999 and served in the Air Force after his high school graduation. Sampson married Lori Coston in 2009 and they have 5 children together; three sons and two daughters.
Sampson began his role as youth pastor in 2013, when Pine Grove began a youth program after a 15 year time period without one. Sampson previously worked part-time at Sheridan Community Hospital as a Medical Biller, McKesson Corporation and Master Unit Die. He studied through the Professional and Graduate Studies program at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Management in 2010. He went on to complete a Seminary degree through Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and obtained a Master of Arts degree in Pastoral Counseling in 2014.