Dr. Bruce Engelman

Dr Bruce EngelmanIs the Senior Pastor of Triumph Baptist Church in Fort Worth Texas.  Engelman is a Preacher, journalist, lecturer, Theologian, author, and highly regarded historian. He holds degrees from both Westminster College in Pittsburg and the Seminary at Hiles-Anderson College outside Chicago. He did further studies through Ashland Theological Seminary in Cleveland, Ohio.

He has taught journalism at Texas Baptist College and is the author of the best-seller

Eternal Flame“, the only religious book written about the assassination of President Kennedy.

He is founder of “Athlete Outreach International”

Pastor Bruce is a frequent guest on numerous radio, T.V. and internet talk shows around the world. He is considered one of the nation’s foremost experts on the Kennedy Assassination, politics, terrorism, the American Civil War and the history of civil right.

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Growing up in a small little town was a unique experience. Being out as a gay male was not a wise decision being amongst loggers and farmers. Things in my personal life made it necessary for me to move to a bigger and more accepting community, Thanks in part to a very good friend and his wife, this was made possible. The move as been very exciting; but scary and overwhelming at times. Although, my family knew I was gay the acceptance of my lifestyle felt more like "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" as they still made snide comments and jokes about gays in general. Being in my new surrounding and learning to be comfortable in my own skin while being introduced to others that embrace who they are has made me feel like a kid in a candy store but also like I need to hide behind someone out of the sense of needing security. As part of my exploration process, while using my experience as a radio announcer, my friend and I do a podcast every Thursday night addressing a variety of topics. I am the voice opposite Dru on The Druth. Taking yet another step in discovering and accepting who I am I launched “Loki’s Closet,” a weekly radio show on the “We Resisters Radio Network” covering topics that the LGTBQ community face on a daily basis. I am always seeking topics and ask for your help in this endeavor, what topics do you think I should talk about? Is there a topic that you think should be brought more to the forefront? I am also the moderator for “The Only Thing ‘Straight’ Here Is the Truth” a FaceBook group and also write a blog under the same title. It is my hope to educate and inspire people. I will accomplish this by sharing my personal experiences and hopefully having each of you share yours. As with anything in life not all topics discussed will be positive, however they will make you think. You cannot have the good without also acknowledging the uncomfortable issues. One person cannot make a very impactful change by themselves, however together as a team or family people will take notice.

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