Bob was saved in 1978, and two years later he was called to full-time Christian service. For the next twenty-three years he would serve as a youth pastor, assistant pastor, pastor and church planter. His service for the Lord would take him to the states of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Arkansas.
When planting a church in northwest Arkansas, he lost his wife Judy to cancer. In 2001 Bob married the former Jennifer Deans. Jennifer was a BIMI missionary with her husband Troy and they served together on the island of Taiwan for thirteen years. After Troy's death in June 1994, Jennifer went back to school and received her B.S. degree in nursing and became the mission nurse at BIMI for five years, where she oversaw the medical records and monitored the health concerns of BIMI missionaries.
Bob joined and Jennifer rejoined BIMI in 2003 to launch a ministry to assist New Testament Baptist churches in the planting of new churches. In 2006 as they moved forward in a church planting ministry, Bob was asked to become the Assistant USA Director with BIMI. He enjoyed serving in that capacity for the next six years. During that time he and Jennifer traveled extensively across the United States in assisting church planting projects and church restarts, assisting USA church planters, presenting the Reseeding America Ministry (USA Missions for BIMI) and challenging hundreds of new and established churches in the areas of missions and church planting. They continue today in that ministry but have now added the responsibility of heading up the Reseeding America Ministry for BIMI. Bob was named USA Director June 1, 2013.
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