Robert is a Christian and a Southern Baptist.
He teaches at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Spurgeon College. At Midwestern, Robert has taught courses on Christian Doctrine, Theology, Preaching, Apologetics, Church History and Ecclesiology. He also has led in the building of Midwestern’s undergraduate online program.
Robert’s greatest passion is for the local church. He is the lead pastor at Blue Hills Baptist Church, a restart of the oldest baptist church in the KC metro. Previously, Robert served in churches in Tennessee, Texas and Virginia, and since coming to Kansas City, Robert has served in several churches as interim pastor.
From 2017-2018 he served the Southern Baptist Convention as a member of the Evangelism Task Force.
Robert received a Bachelors of Engineering degree from Vanderbilt University, a Master of Divinity Degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate of Philosophy from Liberty University. His dissertation offered a defense of the common Southern Baptist practice of baptizing children who repent of their sins and confess faith in Jesus Christ.
He is husband to Jessica and dad to two sons and a daughter.