Bob has been a member of West End since 1978 and has served as an elder since 1996. Bob and his wife Marge have been married for almost 40 years and they have two children, Latrice and Robbie, and three grandchildren, Khaley, Sydney, and Blakely. Among Bob’s favorite free-time activities are fishing and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events. Bob is a graduate of Savannah State University and has a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. Bob has also completed graduate work at American Graduate University in Contract Management.
What is your greatest joy serving as an elder?
Bob enjoys each responsibility of serving as a shepherd at West End, including: evangelism and outreach to the community; Christian fellowship; visiting and praying with members; studying and teaching God’s word; supporting others in their time of greatest need; and encouraging and strengthening spiritual development and growth in Christ.
What area of work at West End are you most interested in?
Missions and personal evangelism - Reaching lost souls for Christ. Bob believes the greatest missions of the church and Christians are: to reach those who don’t know Christ, encourage fellow Christians, and reach out to those Christians that have fallen away.
Favorite Bible verse: 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
When Bob was a young man facing the challenges of life his mother would quote this scripture to him and this has remained his favorite scripture: “But He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” (NIV).