As a young boy growing up in Hawaii, one of the furthest things from Bob’s mind was becoming a pastor! Once, when he was 10 and leaving church, his pastor laid his hand on Bob’s head and said, “God has a call on your life for full-time ministry!” Bob’s private reaction was, “That’ll be the day!” He spent the next seven years ignoring that call while pursuing sports and academics. But at age 17, realizing he was still unfulfilled despite numerous achievements and influenced by the lives of fellow students who had been “born again”, Bob knelt by his bed and recommitted his life to Christ. He felt an incredible lifting of guilt and was filled with an intense love for God and others. During and after college, God confirmed his calling on Bob’s life through a variety of leadership opportunities and fruitfulness in ministry. In 1983, he became the associate pastor at Calvary Chapel Honolulu, overseeing the youth, college/singles, radio ministry and administration ministries.
During this time, Bob met his lovely wife, Becky, and married in 1987. Desiring further training, Bob and Becky left Hawaii for Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts where he graduated with a Master of Divinity. It was also during this formative time that Bob became convinced of the immense value of personal discipleship. He was able to implement and focus primarily on leadership development and discipleship while ministering at a church in New York. While in New York, the Lord graciously blessed Bob and Becky with two handsome sons, Jonathan & Michael. In 1996, after 10 years of ministry in the northeast, Bob accepted Pastor Bill’s invitation to pastor Calvary Chapel Kauai, an existing but struggling ministry in Kapaa (renamed as Crossroads Christian Fellowship).
Pastor Bob and Becky love what God is doing at this fellowship through such a wonderful group of friends and staff. Bob places a premium on collegiality and friendship in the church body. He is gifted in teaching, encouraging and equipping believers, and developing leaders. He also strongly emphasizes evangelism and discipleship and loves helping people grow in their relationship with Christ. Over many years, God blessed our fellowship beyond anyone’s expectations, entrusting the church with 66 acres for ministry development, establishing Kaua’i Bible College along with other side ministries. Crossroads Christian Fellowship continues to grow and is committed to 1) Loving God, 2) Loving Others and 3) Making Disciples.
In his spare time, Pastor Bob loves going on dates with Becky and spending time with his sons. An avid outdoor enthusiast, he really enjoys doing the things his young adult sons love doing: surfing, camping, hunting, hiking, and running.