About the Pastor



Dr. Benjamin Warren Rucker was born in Anderson, South Carolina, the youngest of three
children. His parents, Jason and Dora Rucker, taught him the rudiments of Christianity. Armed with a strong spiritual background, Dr. Rucker successfully completed his High School education. He then pursued and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from Hampton University. After college, he served as an educator on the High School level in Aiken, SC. Subsequently, Dr. Rucker relocated to Washington,D.C. and joined the staff of Roosevelt Senior High School.

Dr. Rucker received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from Eastern Carolina Theological Institute on July 8, 2001; he also earned a Doctor of Theology Degree from Andersonville Theological Seminary on August 25, 2001. In 2019, Dr. Rucker received a Doctor of Philosophy Degree from Empowerment Theological Institute and Bible Seminary. Dr. Rucker uses Biblical principles to teach individuals how to actualize success in their Christian walk.

In 1989, Dr. Rucker gave his life to Christ and submitted himself under the authority of his local pastor. In 1999, after studying and internalizing the Word of God, Dr. Rucker accepted his call to the nations to preach and teach the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He and his wife of 32 years, Dr. Angela Rucker, have been avid crusaders for seeking and saving those that are lost both nationally and internationally.

Subsequent to his ordination to the office of Pastor, Dr. Rucker established Bride of Christ Church Ministries (a Ministry of Preparation) on May 5, 2002. The mission of the church is to prepare people spiritually, mentally, physically, and financially. Dr. Rucker teaches and preaches present-truth revelation to prepare the way for revival, reformation and restoration in the church of God worldwide. In 2019, Dr. Rucker was appointed to the Apostleship by Chief Apostle Robbie C. Peters, Presiding Prelate of Kingdom Empowerment International Covenant Fellowship of Churches, Inc.

Consistent with the vision to free God’s people from financial bondage, Dr. Rucker teaches sound, Biblical financial principles to his community and beyond. He is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), and the founder and CEO of Professional Group, Inc., a financial planning organization that serves clients nationwide. He is also a National Social Security Advisor (NSSA). Dr. Rucker and his lovely wife have also been blessed to raise four beautiful children.

Dr. Benjamin Rucker is known for his diligence in preparing people to move to their next level of purpose. His sensitivity and compassion for the lost is evident in his ability to effect change in their lives. Dr. Rucker has planted many churches and raised up many sons and daughters, many of whom are leading strong churches in different parts of the world.

Dr. Benjamin Rucker has been the keynote speaker at several seminars, workshops, men’s retreats, and Sunday worship services. He remains steadfast in the things of God and has committed himself to be a willing vessel, used by God, to prepare souls for the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.