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!
Family: Spouse Barbara
Education: Bachelor degree in Finance at Northeastern State University, Master’s degree in ministry at Philips Theological Seminary
Favorite Food/Restaurants: Mexican food and I love hamburgers
Favorite Music/Artists: Praise and worship and Jazz
Bible verse: Jeremiah 29:11-13 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
Something most people don’t know about me: That I was in a world music contest in 1970 and the group I played with, was number one in the world.
Why do I love Christ Church? Because the church has a heart for others.
Family: Troy and I dated for two years and were married in 1998. Two children, Madison, and Levi
Favorite Food/Restaurants: I love all food – Zio’s Italian Kitchen- Fish Daddy’s Grill House
Favorite Music/Artists: Christian Music – Lauren Daigle
Favorite Sports Teams: Dallas Cowboys/Kansas City Chiefs
Bible verse: “I can do everything through him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13
Something most people don’t know about me: That I share a birthday with my daughter, Madison
Why do I love Christ Church? I love Christ Church because everyone is truly welcome. They love and accept everyone just as they are.
Education: Degree of religion/youth ministry from Oklahoma city university
Favorite Food/Restaurants: Favorite food is homemade Hot Wings
Favorite Music/Artists: Favorite bands are Mumford and Sons and Kings of Leon
Favorite Sports Teams: Favorite sports Team is the OKC thunder
Something most people don’t know about me: Most people don't know that I'm ambidextrous
Why do I love Christ Church? Christ church is awesome! It's a church that has a vision and then the people back up that vision and see it through.
Family: Suzanne, wife of 32 years, adult sons, Calvin, Clay and new daughter-in-law, Blair
Education: Bachelor and Master’s degrees of Music Education, University of Tulsa
Favorite Food/Restaurants: DOOR DASH! - Chimi’s Mexican, Red Rock Canyon Grill, Laffa Medi-Eastern, Mondo’s Italian, Yokozuna Sushi, Claude’ Hamburgers
Favorite Music/Artists: JS Bach, Amadeus Mozart, Claude Debussy, Harry Conic Jr.
Favorite Books: Is this a loaded question? Of course. . .the Bible!
Favorite Sports Teams: All things Cowboy
Bible verse: Colossians 3:16
Something most people don’t know about me: I serve on board of directors for a national choral music festival, state education for the arts foundation and local theater production company.
Why do I love Christ Church? I love our reputation of being music and mission minded.
Family: Married to Bill for the past 32 years. I have 2 children: Taylor married to Meg with 5 year old grandson Jacob and Olivia married to Mikey with 15 month old grandson Benjamin.
Education: Associate of Arts from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M
Favorite food/restaurants: pinto beans, fried potatoes, cornbread, green onions and fresh tomatoes. Love to go to family diners
Favorite music/artists: Blues/rock n roll, Aretha Franklin , Bonnie Raitt and Janis Joplin. I also love contemporary Christian music
Favorite Books: “Where the Crawdads Sing”, “Killers of the Flower Moon” and Mitford series
Favorite sports team: all NBA teams
Bible verse: Matt 11:28-30- “.Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your souls . For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Something most don’t know about me: I am a crazy NBA fan and sang in a rock band
Why do I love Christ church: for all the opportunities it has given me- working as a youth director for almost 8 years and also working with young children for 15+ years