IMG_7432Pastor Rob and Darla, his wife, reside in Allendale, Illinois. They are the parents of three children Krystle (husband Brandon Leach and children Mya and Malachi), Alex and Tyler. Darla serves as Oncology Director at Wabash General Hospital.

Pastor Rob graduated from Oblong High School in 1974 , and then graduated from University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree in 1980. He worked as a Field Engineer for the Dowell-Schlumberger Company from 1978 to 1988; as the Electroplating and Waste Treatment Supervisor for Snap on Tools from 1989 to 1999; and as the Superintendent of Water and Wastewater Treatment Facilities for the City of Mt. Carmel from 1999 to 2011. Pastor Rob attended the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY and graduated with a Masters of Divinity in Christian Ministry in December, 2014.

Pastor Rob formerly served Mt. Carmel First Baptist Church in the following capacities: Minister of Youth and Education from 1991 to 2011, Deacon from 2000 to 2015, and Young Adult Sunday School Teacher 1997 to 2014. He was ordained by the First Baptist Church of Mt. Carmel as Youth Pastor in 2007.

Pastor Rob is responsible for the spiritual well being of the members of the Freedom Baptist Church by means of equipping its members for ministry through preaching and teaching God’s Word. He also is responsible for leading the Church in reaching the surrounding communities and the nations with the good news of salvation through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Pastor Rob may be contacted at freedomchurch1852@gmail.com or at 812-215-9724.