Suggested Intro for Dr. Bruce Porter


Dr. Bruce Porter has walked historical soil. From the Columbine High School massacre in 1999, to New York City at Ground Zero as a volunteer firefighter and Critical Incident Stress counselor in the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks, to Israel to help victims of terrorism, to Erfurt Germany, where horrendous school violence shocked all of Europe. Most recently, Bruce went to Beslan Russia, the site of a terrorist attack against a school where hundreds, mostly children, were mercilessly slaughtered. Bruce has sought to bring compassion and comfort to victims, and inspire a “Hero Heart” in believers. He now has a mission…

Bruce encourages, motivates, and challenges people to discover how  they can impact their world with honor, courage and service. He recently produced a video documentary based on his experiences at Ground Zero and in Israel titled Quest for the Hero Heart, detailing the effects of terrorism on victims and rescuers. Since 1996, Bruce has served as a Moral Leadership and Disaster Response Officer with the Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force.

Bruce is also the author of The Martyrs’ Torch, The Story of the Columbine Massacre. (Destiny Image, 2000) This book has touched many thousands of people around the world with his personal experiences while helping the family of Rachel Joy Scott, a 17-year-old student who died at Columbine. His eulogy at her funeral, broadcast by CNN internationally, challenged millions to “take up the torch, now fallen from Rachel’s hand.”

Always a responder, his soon to be released book, Responding in an Age of Terror, will inspire and challenge people everywhere to stand ready to reach out to others in service through training and preparation.

Bruce received his Doctor of Divinity degree from Promise Christian University.



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