Rob was born and raised in Longview, Texas. He holds degrees from East Texas Baptist University (B.M., 1987) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.M, 1989).

He is married to Tula, who also serves on Crossgate’s staff, and they have four children and three grandchildren – Robyn, husband Lance, and Avery & Cole; Rachel, husband Matthew, and Evie; Randy & wife Kati, and Keisha. Rob enjoys Crossfit, watching the Dallas Cowboys and Arkansas Razorbacks, and officiating various high school sporting events.

Rob has been a part of the Crossgate team since January 1994. After serving as worship pastor for 23 years, Rob now serves as our Executive Pastor of Ministries. He is responsible over our Worship Ministry, Deacons, Family Ministries, our Next Step Pastor, and all of our campus ministries and Lifegroups – just to name a few things.