Vol. 1, No. 2
Bruce Prescott Named Mainstream Baptists Executive Director
Bruce Prescott was elected Executive Director of Mainstream Oklahoma Baptists
in Norman, OK September 11, 1998. Dr. Prescott was nominated by the Mainstream
Personnel Committee that is chaired by Vaughn Crowe Tipton. The Mainstream Executive
Board unanimously elected Prescott after and introductory dinner meeting that was hosted
by President Dan S. Hobbs.
Prescott is married to former Oklahoman Kylene Winters Prescott whose father, Dr. Doyle
Winters, pastored at Nicoma Park Baptist Church in the late 1960's. They have been
married twenty-five years and have two children. Their son, Bill, is a student at Rice
University, and their daughter Candice,
is in high school.
Dr. Prescott, born in Colorado and raised in New Mexico, has long been active
in Texas Baptist affairs. For the past twelve years he has pastored Easthaven
Baptist Church in Houston. Prescott has served as a member of the Executive Boards
of Texas Baptists Committed and the Baptist General Convention of Texas as well as on the
Coordinating Council of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. He has also served as an
Adjunct Professor for Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary at the extension on the
campus of Houston Baptist University. While in Houston, Dr. Prescott's service was
recognized by listings in Who's Who in Religion, Who's Who in the South and
Southwest, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in the World.
Prior to his ministry in Texas, Prescott was a police officer with the
Albuquerque Police Department. After earning a B.S. in Corrections from the
University of Albuquerque, he went on to earn Master of Divinity and Doctor of Philosophy
degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. While in Fort Worth,
Prescott was selected for inclusion in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities
and Outstanding Young Men of America. He served as a Teaching Fellow at
Southwestern Seminary and Instructor of Philosophy and Religion at Tarrant County Junior
College's Northwest Campus.
Baptist distinctives has been Dr. Prescott's area of greatest expertise.
He has served on the Baptist Distinctives Committee of the Baptist General Convention of
Texas and Chaired the Baptist Distinctives Partnership Team of the Cooperative Baptist
Fellowship. He is a contributor to the Mercer Dictionary of the Bible and has
written several articles for Baptists Today, the Texas Baptists Committed
Newsletter, and several other periodicals.
Prescott will complete his Easthaven pastorate in late September. He
assumes the position of Executive Director for Mainstream Oklahoma Baptists shortly