The We Are One Community Choir is under the direction of Bruce Walker. Bruce is from Sikeston and graduated from Southwest Baptist University in 1980 with a Bachelor of Music Education Degree — vocal and instrumental. He earned his Master of Arts in Education Degree with an emphasis in choral conducting in 1982 from Northeast Missouri State University— now Truman State. Upon graduation, he began teaching band and choir at Atchison High School in Kansas, serving there from 1982 to 1983.
The following year, Bruce accepted the choral position at Richmond High School in Richmond. Walker left teaching in 1985 when he accepted a full-time ministry position with the First Baptist Church of Carrolton. In1986, he moved to St. Louis to assume the position of minister of music and youth at the First Baptist Church of Affton. He left Affton in 1991 and worked in the public sector from 1992 to 1996 with Southwestern Bell.
Bruce became the choral director at Fox Middle School in 1996 and retired in 2017 after 20 years in that position. He has been the minister of music at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Crestwood and Redeemer Evangelical Church in South St. Louis. Bruce currently provides musical leadership at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Mehlville.
He and his wife, Sandy, live in Imperial.