Robert accepted the position of Lead Pastor/Elder of Freshwater Church in July 2022. He holds a bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies from Hannibal LaGrange University and a master's degree in Biblical Languages from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he is currently enrolled in their doctoral program.  

Robert is married to Hannah, a pediatrician, and both he and Hannah love their journey of fostering and adopting children.  Their son, Jaidyn, was adopted in December 2020, and they are currently in the process of adopting two more children.  

Robert believes that every church should have these three principles as its foundation:

1) be strong in the Word, 2) be involved in the community, and 3) be passionate about reaching the lost with the Gospel of Jesus.

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