Robert and April came to One Baptist Church in the fall of 2016. Robert graduated from the University of North Florida with a B.A. in Education. He taught in the public school system in Jacksonville, FL for 6 years, before the Lord called them both to full time ministry. Unsure of where they were going, but confident the Lord was calling them to something greater, they sold their house and ultimately ended up serving as house parents at the Florida Baptist Children’s Home.
It was during this time he went back to school and earned his M.A. in Christian Studies. Following that, from 2014-2016, the Lord opened up a door for him to serve in youth ministry. While God was using all of these opportunities to shape him, ultimately it was in 2015 when God really set him on a path of fervent pursuit and love for the word of God. Through a series of events, only orchestrated by God, he came to One Baptist Church in 2016, where he serves as Associate Minister.
Robert and April were married in March 2009. Together, the Lord has allowed them to travel and minister in places globally, including India, Mexico, Jamaica, Thailand, Japan, Sweden, Jordan, and Israel. They are both humbled, grateful, and excited to serve the Lord, and His people, at One Baptist Church Jacksonville.