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Bruce Gust


bruce_flex_gradientBruce is originally from a small town in upstate New York called Hilton. Two weeks after graduating High School, he was at Parris Island, South Carolina engaging the rigorous process one goes through in order to earn the right to wear the uniform of a United States Marine. He would serve for nine years before being honorably discharged and moving to Nashville, Tennessee where he had the opportunity to sign a record contract and hear his band and his drumming on the radio and see it listed on the Country Music charts.

After “Western Flyer” came off the road, Bruce secured a position with a local Christian publishing company. It wasn’t long after beginning his career with LifeWay that he was diagnosed with Osteoarthritis in his hips and underwent bilateral hip replacement surgery.

While fitness had always been a priority, with the sense of urgency that came with the need to take care of his new prostheses, diet and exercise took on a whole new look. Thus began a passionate pursuit of dietary and training solutions that would find their ultimate expression in “Muscular Christianity.”

Beyond fitness, the need to be spiritually ripped and being able to answer the question “Why you would want to be spiritually ripped,” is Bruce’s passion. As a father, as a Youth Pastor, as a Sunday School teacher – the central theme is to present Christ as a comprehensive game changer that makes opportunities obvious, victories do-able, the trivial becomes significant and defeats are now mere stepping stones. “All things at all times having all that you need…!”

Do you smell that? That’s the aroma of excellence and THAT’s “Muscular Christianity!”

Bruce is a certified Group Fitness Instructor, a licensed pastor and a published writer. He and his wife Michelle have three children and live in Thompsons Station, Tennessee

various accolades and accomplishments

  • NCO of the Quarter, First Marine Brigade
  • Honor Graduate, Intermediate Course, Armed Forces School of Music
  • attended night school for six of the nine years he served in the Corps and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration
  • Navy Achievement Medal awarded for five year tour of duty as Drum Instructor at the Armed Forces School of Music
  • drummer on the inaugural “Young Messiah Tour” which was the most successful and well attended Contemporary Christian Music tour up to that point
  • national recording artist with the band, “Western Flyer”
  • endorsed by Taye Drums, Pintech Percussion and Peavey Sound Systems
  • Youth Pastor and Music Minister at New Hope Baptist Church
  • Music Minister at The Bridge
  • Black Belt, Tae Kwon Do
  • authored the official Bible Study that was released with the movie, “Left Behind” starring Nicholas Cage
  • owner / operator brucegust.com



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