Dr Bob has pastored Jedburgh Baptist since 2005 working up to the roll from music minister to youth pastor, then associate and now senior pastor. He brought the church online by live streaming morning services from 2006 which have been viewed in over 100 countries. After leaving secular radio broadcasting, Bob started an online, non-commercial station which plays 24-7 gospel music.
He does free counselling for those that have no local church to help, both locally and on-line. Bob, and his wife Naomi have worked with many people through the years and have a proven track record of helping them overcome depression, addiction, trauma, PTSD, through the power of Jesus' name. They also counsel those that just need help in their christian journey for the LORD as any pastor should.
Bob has two doctorate degrees (Ph.D and Th.D) and presides over their local church bible college whose purpose is to equip and train others for ministry who shall be able to teach others also.
Bob and Naomi have been married since 2000. They met at a church camp in Biggar in 1997. They have two wonderful children who are very involved with the ministry.
Bob's first roll in the church was music minister. He began upgrading all the sound equipment from a simple mic and amp, and thanks to 'sound' advice from several pros, they now are fully digital giving clear sound for the auditorium, the live stream, and radio broadcast.
Writing and singing gospel music has been a hobby for well over 20 years but, in recent times, Bob intensified the focus on writing to at least one song a week. During lockdown, Bob signed up with songwriting coach (Stephen Duncan) who is not only a great coach, but they have become good friends. Bob believes that now is the time that God is leading to share this music outside of their church.
Not only has Bob served his local church, he has served with Lothian and Borders Police Force and still serves p/t with the RAF ATC as a Squadron Commander. He takes an active roll in the community as a member of the Local Resilience group who help out in times of need.