[NOBTS Seminary] A Little Bit about Rob

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I was born in Louisiana in 1966. I have one sister and one brother. When I was 18 months old, I lost my left eye to a detached retina, and also had the early onset of Epilepsy, however, this was diagnosed later.

At age 11, I was convicted of my sin and on November 20, 1977 at the 10:00am worship service at First Baptist Church of Kenner, I asked Jesus to forgive me of my sins and save my soul, and to make me the person He wants me to be. On the this day I made public my profession of faith in Jesus Christ that Jesus is my Lord and Savior and that I have been saved by grace, through faith in Jesus Christ.

The following Sunday, November 27,1977 at First Baptist Church of Kenner's 6:00pm service, I was baptized in believers baptism according to the command of our Lord to be baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. This being the symbolic public representation that I was reborn, that I died on the cross with Christ and my old nature was put to death on the cross, and I was reborn and arose by the resurrection power of Jesus Christ, and my new nature was born.

In 1978, during a physical, I was diagnosed with Epilepsy. A CT scan determined that I had a brain tumor. I was put on an anti-epileptic medication and my brain tumor was followed every 6 months with a CT scan till 1981 when I was 16 years old. At this time, the Dr. determined that the tumor must be removed or I may become a vegetable or die. I was brought into surgery with a 50% chance of survival because I might die on the operating table. The operation was a success and one month later, after many hours of physical therapy I re-learned how to walk, talk and write again.

In 1990 while attending Lakeview Christian Center (an Assemblies of God church) I felt a call from the Lord to enter into ministry. I spoke to the pastor about the call, and I can only think it wasn't Gods timing for me to enter ministry at this time.

I know God is my provider and I figured if this was what He wanted me to do, He would continue to let me know. I worked in the workforce receiving employment in the computer industry, which I can only attribute, that God provided for me.

During my time in the computer industry, I beta tested the first version of America On-Line. I went into the People Connection on AOL one day and was in a Lobby room where I met a young woman who was a Christian. We were having a bit of trouble communicating in the Lobby because of the traffic of people passing through the lobby. I suggested that we go to another room to chat. She asked me where, so I clicked on browse rooms and was discouraged that there were no room that reflected children of God in fellowship on AOL. Then it came to me as a message from God, Christian Fellowship. I clicked create room and typed this in and this was the beginning of God's impact on AOL through Christians. We had Bible studies online through out the first month and great fellowship. I later met Jan, Mike, Geoff and David in the room and they began to moderate the room as hosts for AOL as it became a permanent member room. Today it lives on as Bible Fellowship, and others are still hosting it.

In 1999 I could not locate employment and between my epilepsy, not finding work, I was depressed. This caused me to focus back to Gods calling me to ministry.

I had been praying about the call to ministry throughout the year 2000, and asked my pastor, Shawn Parker, several seminary students, and publicly announced to my church that I was praying about Gods calling me into ministry and asked them to pray with me.

On October 1, 2000, I made public my decision to follow Gods call into ministry at the evening service at Lakeview Baptist Church.

In 2001 I started attending Seminary, and at the same time, I became a devotional author for the Christian Fellowship devotionals with my friends.

I am not sure what God's plans are for me, however I do feel led to be involved in college ministry. I also enjoy visiting people in nursing homes. I am free for the Lord's work, which I believe, is my calling. Whether I am capable of doing it, I don't know, but I do know that I am but only the messenger, and that like Moses, and many others who said that they were not good enough, God said He would be with them. Also God is glorified through my weakness.

My current ministry stretches from work as a sound and computer technician for Sunday services and prayer walking on Saturdays at my home church, to playing worship on my guitar and giving messages at a nursing home on Wednesdays, as well as two assisted living centers on Sunday, to writing devotionals for the Christian Fellowship Devotionals for Saturday, and finally attending New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary for a degree in Christian Ministry specializing in Pastoral Ministry. This is all for the purpose of reaching the lost with the message of God's love through Jesus Christ for the whole world.

In Christ,
Rob

This page is a personal outreach of Webservants Ministries. We are a group of individuals who want only to share the gospel with the lost and equip the body of Christ in growing and reaching a lost world for Jesus Christ. If we can do anything to further assist you, or you have a reference you would like to share, please feel free to drop us a line at Webservants@cfdevotionals.org. Peace.