Bob grew up in Elgin, IL, and has lived in Texas and South Dakota too. He has been married to Laura, his high school sweetheart, for over 25 years. Their daughter Elizabeth is married to Jesse, a Marine, and they live in North Carolina. Their son Daniel is a Pettis County Sheriff's officer.
Bob has been the lead pastor of Maplewood church since 2019. He has over twenty years of pastoral ministry experience. This includes his time as a student ministry pastor as well as a lead pastor. He graduated with a B.A. in Pastoral Studies from Moody Bible Institute and an M.Div. in Leadership from Liberty University. Bob is an online adjunct professor at Moody Bible Institute. He is also currently working on a D.Min. in Church Revitalization at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Bob loves to fish when he gets the chance, but he prefers catching. He loves playing just about any sport and has a reputation for being competitive. Bob is crazy about Chicago sports teams, especially the Chicago Cubs. He reads widely on a number of subjects, so he is always looking for a good book recommendation if you have any.
Bob considers himself privileged to serve God both in pastoral ministry and in teaching. 1 Timothy 1:5 reveals his heart in ministry: “The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.”