Robert joined the staff at Connect Church in August of 2017. He and Amy have been married since 2007. They have two children: Emma and Isaiah.

Where did you grow up?  

I was born in Huntsville, Alabama and was raised in Madison, Alabama.

How did you become a Christian? 

I started attending church regularly at the age of 8 through a church bus ministry. As I attended church, I began to hear the Gospel on a regular basis. I had many questions and good amount of fear regarding salvation. Not long after I entered the church youth ministry, I attended a church camp and began to realize my sin and need for a Savior. It was at this camp that God entered my heart and changed my from the inside out. After High School, I began serving as a Sunday School teacher for Middle School boys. It was through this ministry God began to speak to me about full time vocational ministry. I have been in youth ministry for the past 13 years.

What do you do for free time?  

With 2 kids my free time is often filled with Emma and Isaiah. We love to play board games, go on walks, and hang out at the park. When I can, I love watching and keeping up with NBA Basketball. I and a fan and follow the Memphis Grizzlies!

What’s your favorite movie/tv shows?  

Favorite movies: The Sandlot, Braveheart

Favorite tv show: Friday Night Lights, The Office, Seinfeld

What’s the craziest job you’ve ever had? 

I once worked at a Christian Camp in Elkmont, AL. Lots of tractor use, creating trails, and feeding horses. This city boy learned a lot about hard, physical labor!

What is your favorite Bible verse?  

God made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us in order that we might become the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. 2 Cor. 5:21

What is your favorite Connect Church memory?  

My first Wednesday night with the student ministry. It was great connecting for the first time with the students and seeing the potential of what God might do in and through our students!

What’s on your playlist?  

Imagine Dragons, Lecrae, Andy Mineo, Hillsong, KB, Passion Band, Crowder, The Greatest Showman (Soundtrack)

Favorite books?  

Leadership: John Maxwell, Andy Stanley, and Donald Miller (Storybrand)…Pastor/Writers: Rick Warren, Tim Keller, and Doug Fields…Spiritual Growth: Matt Chandler and Andrew Wilson...Just for fun: Jeff Perlman, Roland Lazenby, Jack McCallum (Sports Biographies)