- Currently serving: Madrid, Spain
- Serving since: 1988
- Married: 1987
- Children: Cristina, Joshua, and Daniel
Bruce and Merly Bundy grew up worlds apart from each other. Bruce was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, to missionary parents, and Merly was born in Havana, Cuba, in the early years of the communist revolution. Eventually, they both made their way to the United States and met each other at Messiah College.
One year after they married, Bruce and Merly made their way to Madrid, Spain, where they began working alongside several denominational groups helping establish church plants. Since 1991, Bruce and Merly have worked to plant churches for the Brethren in Christ.
The Bundy children — Cristina, Joshua, and Daniel — were all born and raised in Madrid. The Bundys firmly believe in integrating into the society they are reaching, so the children have been educated in Spanish schools — in fact, they speak English with a Spanish accent. True to Spanish tradition, they all live at home, while Cristina teaches English, and Joshua studies architectural engineering. Their youngest, Daniel, is in high school and enjoys science. They are all an integral part of the church community in Madrid and participate in worship, teach youth, and help direct children’s church.
Bruce serves as senior pastor and team leader at our BIC church in Madrid. Using a cell-based model, Bruce and Merly are active in leadership training, counseling, and diverse pastoral ministries. Merly also teaches English as a second language in Madrid’s business district. Using their years of experience, they launched an internship program, Come Walk on the Edge, designed to bring young people into urban, post-modern ministries.
Even after 25 years of ministry, the work in Spain is just beginning for the Brethren in Christ. Bruce and Merly are excited for the work being done and desire to see lives transformed by Jesus Christ across all of Spain and Europe.