Bobby has been with SDCC since Noah landed the ark. Starting as an intern, he went on to be our Youth Minister before becoming our much loved Lead Pastor. That's almost 40 years he's served here! He's also one of the rare Florida natives you hear about, born right here at Halifax Hospital. He is married to Cindy, who is the VPK Director for our highly acclaimed Preschool, and they have two grown and married children. Bobby and Cindy have both been educated and degreed through Florida Christian College (now Johnson University Florida). He truly cares about people and works hard to help, mentor and connect people to Jesus. He's not afraid to get his hands dirty as he follows God's lead in all areas of life, even spending time in Haiti each year ministering to those sorely in need of hope. His heart is for the lost wherever they may be. People in our community know him to be a man of integrity with a caring heart. He always makes time for people and his wise counsel is a huge blessing to us all. Besides crafting relevant and inspiring sermons and lessons, Bobby continues to be instrumental in bringing unity to area churches through the Pastor's Prayer Gathering and ENOCH.
Bobby has enjoyed running since his youth when he was involved in track at school. He continues to run in local events and challenge himself in training. Christmas brings out his tech savvy side each year as he creates a programmed wonderland of lights and music around his home. This hobby keeps him preparing for a good part of the year during his "off" time. People come to see from miles around. Bobby says, "My life verse is Galatians 6:9 ~ ' Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.' It's one that has helped me persevere through life. I share it often. We all need that hope."