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This month’s picture -- December 2023 mission trip to Honduras: never pass up an opportunity to share the Good News with those who will listen! [Click picture to enlarge.]

Honduras Bible study

Effective ministry and mission work is a team effort. Jan and I have shared ministry and mission work for 55 years! Countless people have encouraged us, supported us, loved us, and prayed for us. In addition to the customary "Brother Bob" or "Hermano Bob," I am also known as dad and papa (pa-paw). One of my favorite breakfasts is huevos fritos, frijoles, and tortillas, with hot sauce and a cup of rich coffee! The greatest joy of my life is being part of the kingdom of Jesus my King. My #1 priority is to advance "kingdom things" and to help develop authentic "kingdom people." I seek to share the Good News about Jesus everywhere I go, helping people find Jesus and helping people mature as disciples of Jesus. One of the greatest blessings of my life is to be loved by many people around the world!


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A Note from Bob

Thank you for visiting us online. While these pages have my name on them, my ministry and mission work has always been a partnership -- Jan and I have shared ministry for over 54 years, and we are still counting!
Early in 2010, we concluded our full-time work in local church ministry. We retired so that we could expand our ministry in church consulting, seminars and workshops, evangelism training, and mission work. (I am tentatively scheduling appointments for 2024. Contact me if you would like to schedule a seminar or other event.)

Hard to believe! Where did the time go? Beginning in 1967 while I was in college, for 43 years I preached almost every Sunday. Now officially "retired," Jan and I attend the Fort Gibson (OK) church and are also members at the Park church in Tulsa (OK). We spend much of our time in ministry and mission efforts away from the local churches as we travel and minister in various places around the world.
I have been marvelously blessed by God! In addition to my travels, I am blessed to continue my ministry through teaching, preaching, and seminars focused on biblical textual studies, ministry dynamics, leadership development, spiritual growth, church health, evangelism, and discipleship. I continue to write. I continue to be involved in mission work across Latin America, leading mission trips and participating in seminars, workshops, campaigns, preacher training, and various teaching activities. Along the way, I answer invitations to speak and help in various U.S. churches.

Growing up in Kansas, Jan and I had no idea that God would take us around the world as kingdom servants. We have been privileged to preach, teach, and work in over half of the United States and internationally in 18 countries. God is SO good!

Ministry and Missions Activities

  • Evangelistic series and campaigns, seminars, special classes
  • Bible Seminars [especially popular is my seminar on the Book of Revelation]
  • Consulting and seminars for evangelism, missions, leadership development, teacher development, congregational development and planning, and team development and strengthening
  • Arranging and leading short-term mission trips

  • Sample Seminar Outlines
  • A Little of Bob and Jan's Story
    Bob served as Professor of Bible and Ministry and Director of the Bible program at Ohio Valley University from 1995-2002. From 1999-2001 he in addition served as Executive Vice President, and from 2001-2002 as Senior Vice President for Administrative Services. In 2002 he and Jan retired to the center of the U.S. to be closer to aging parents.

    Prior to his work at OVU, Bob served in full-time ministry for 25 years. Approximately 20 of those years were spent with the Holmes Road Church of Christ in Lansing, Michigan (1976-1987) and with the Fort Gibson Church of Christ in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma (1987-1995). During his years of service in Christian higher education, Bob had the privilege of preaching in more than 150 churches. His interest in interim ministry began during that time as he served as an interim minister in local congregations.

    After Bob and Jan moved back to the center of the U.S. in 2002, Bob preached for a short time at the Main and Oklahoma Church of Christ in McAlester, Oklahoma before he was asked to serve as director of graduate Bible programs in the Graduate School of Theology at Oklahoma Christian University. In the fall of 2007, he and Jan returned to McAlester to minister with the Main and Oklahoma church in a second season. In early 2010 Bob concluded his work as pulpit minister with the church in order to expand his work in missions and ministry.

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