(2nd Corinthians 10:10)
(2nd Corinthians 10:10)
Bruce Sikes has been a nationally recognized Fencing Instructor, former Federal Police Officer, and is an active Ordained Christian Minister. He has received numerous awards and honors for public service and holds degrees in Criminal Justice, Liberal Arts and Theological Studies. During his employment as a Police officer, Bruce was the first to receive a Superior Performance Award from the Department.
During his career as a Fencing Instructor, Bruce has taught and fenced in Europe, Asia and throughout the U.S.. In 1996, Bruce founded the Academy Fencing Club in St. Louis, Mo. which was recognized in 2016, (on its' 20th anniversary!) as one of the “BEST FENCING CLUBS” by the National Fencing Club Rankings, LLC (NFCR). He has also taught Olympic and Historical fencing at St. Louis area universities, schools and other facilities. Bruce represented the 2016 U.S. Men’s Veteran Saber Team participating at the World Veterans Championships in Germany. Bruce founded the Christian Fencers Association, a Sports Ministry whose major focus is to conduct free fencing camps for disadvantaged youth throughout the world, including Northern Ireland, Hungary, and Asia. In 2002 and 2007, he conducted camps for youth in Calcutta, India including young men in a Drug Rehabilitation Program.
Bruce has received numerous fencing service awards and honors, including USA Fencing recognition at the 2000 "Lifetime Commitment to the Sport of Fencing Award" ceremonies in Austin, Texas and has received the R.F. Time's Annual "The Best of St. Louis Award" for his fencing classes. His fencing endeavors were frequently featured on T.V. and newspapers. In 2007, author Bob Swope dedicated his new book, “Learning About Fencing” to Bruce citing;
“…his energy, patience, and inspiration in teaching fencing to young kids and adults within a safe environment of mutual respect and self discipline.”
Bruce is also a student of world and military history, regularly visiting historical castles, forts, and battlefields, including military museums and collections throughout the world. Bruce conducts educational living history presentations and demonstrations of period dress, culture and weapons to the schools, libraries, festivals, and even occasionally choreographs and performs theatrical swordplay!
He is an experienced traveler and enjoys diverse cultural experiences. From riding camels in the Sahara desert riding to hiking the Scottish Highlands, he has visited cities as varied as London, Paris, Seville, Moscow, Casablanca, Budapest, Delhi, Monte Carlo, Athens and Tokyo.
As an Ordained Minister, Reverend Bruce Sikes has served St. Louis area churches for over 30 years as Education Director and in the fields of Biblical Church Growth, Youth, Evangelism and Pastor. He has also started two inner-city churches and has been interviewed by Time Magazine for his mission work. Bruce is Founder of Voice Of The RemnantMinistries, and is engaged in public speaking, writing, teaching classes, and counseling. Particular aras of interest for him are Reformation, Revival and Church-State issues.
Bruce resides with his wife in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A..