Our ministers are, first of all, servants of Christ and His people (Romans 15:16; Philippians 2:25). They fulfill this role through the proclamation of the Gospel and daily Christian living (1 Timothy 4:1-16). Our ministers are serve publically as a spiritual resource to the local congregation and community (Acts 24:23, 26:16).
Robert began serving as a minister at Central in July, 2013. He firmly believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He loves seeing how the reality of Jesus works and grows an unwavering faith in people’s lives as they develop a personal relationship with God through His word. In addition to ministry, Robert’s hobbies include enjoying the outdoors, playing games, and spending quality time with his family.
Robert is a native West Texan, who grew up in the world’s biggest small town of San Angelo. He met his wife, Elizabeth, at Mid-South Youth Camp (Henderson, TN) in the summer of 2010. They went to Freed-Hardeman University together, and were married in Elizabeth’s stomping grounds of Memphis, TN in September 2011. They now have a son, Canaan, and two fur-babies: Gizmo (dog) and Minion (cat).
Robert received his preaching school diploma from the Brown Trail School of Preaching (2008), and later received his undergraduate degree in Bible from Freed-Hardeman University (2013). He is currently working on a Master’s of Arts degree in New Testament through Freed-Hardeman.
During his time at Brown Trail, Robert preached for four different congregations on a monthly basis and assisted the Bedford church of Christ with their youth ministry. After graduating from Brown Trail, he served the Collinsville church of Christ in Illinois as their associate minister for a two years (2008-2010). Deciding to continue his education at Freed-Hardeman, Robert then served as a minister at the Red Walnut church of Christ in Bath Springs, TN from 2010-2013. During this time, Robert and Elizabeth breifly worked with the Tennessee Children’s Home in Pinson as residential counselor. They became a part of the Central family in 2013 after graduating from Freed-Hardeman. Robert and Elizabeth gladly serve the state of Kentucky as foster parents.