Family: Bob grew up in Kansas but has been a happily transplanted Oklahoman for over 30 years. He met his wife Kathy in the Church her sister & brother-in-law were attending. They were married in 1985 and have three wonderful daughters and a growing family: Jenny & her husband Todd & granddaughter Imogen, Rachel & her husband Zaac, and Sarah.
Education: Bob graduated with his BA in Business Administration from Oral Roberts University and his Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary.
Favorite Food/Restaurants: There are few foods Bob doesn’t like! Though he works at eating healthy, he enjoys beef, chicken & fish in all their presentations. Favorite restaurants include: Outback, Garage Burger, Charleston’s, Chili’s.
Favorite Music/Artists: Though Bob grew up listening to Kansas, Chicago, Beatles, Dobbie Brothers and the sounds of the 70’s he also appreciated John Denver, Johnny Cash, & Willie Nelson. After discovering Contemporary Christian music in college he enjoyed Keith Green, Bob Dylan, Amy Grant, Sheila Walsh and others and enjoys Hillsong Worship & Elevation Worship along with Mercy Me, Casting Crowns, & Rend Collective more recently.
Favorite Books: Bob appreciates John Wesley’s quote: “At any price give me the Book of God! I have it. Here is knowledge enough for me. Let me be homo unius libri [a man of one book].” Bob also enjoys biographies of famous leaders / people and history books that chronical the wonderful and tragic tales of our human race.
Favorite Sports Teams: Kansas City Chiefs (football), Kansas City Royals (baseball). Bob will root enthusiastically for any Oklahoma team for which someone offers him tickets.
Bible verse: Prov 3:4-5, Matt 6:33
Something most people don’t know about me: Bob is an Eagle Scout, the oldest of 7 children and was a 3-sport letterman in high school.
Why do I love Christ Church? Bob loves Christ Church because of our commitment to follow in the footsteps of Jesus and be a Good Samaritan church! With love and compassion CUMC folks reach out to all people with the good news of the gospel – Jesus can change a life!