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Wife: Debora Collins; married 1977
3 Adult Children: Nicolas, 30; CJ, 29; and Rachel, 26
I believe I was called to preach before I was born, when my mother said she heard the audible voice of God telling her to name me Timothy. I preached from the time I could talk, mainly to the elderly lady who lived next door (through the woods) and undoubtedly deserves a special place in Heaven. My dad was a pioneer pastor so I was afforded plenty of opportunities for church work throughout my life. When I was seven years old, a fellow church planter and family friend invited me to preach my first sermon in church at Jernigan (AL) Assembly of God, near my hometown of Phoenix City, Alabama. At the age of nine I preached my first week-long revival in Columbus, Georgia. In the summer following my junior year of high school I traveled with the Sam Anderson Evangelistic Team, primarily as a singer and driver but usually preaching a "youth night" on Wednesdays. After returning to high school for my senior year, I continued to minister on weekends, for short revival crusades and in weekly nursing home services--wherever a door was opened.
When my Air Force career placed me in Dover, Delaware the leadership of the church I attended invited me to lead their youth group, which I did for over three years. During that time, I also played and sang with a regional Christian band called "Gospelight." (hey, it was the seventies!) My next duty station was Eglin AFB, Florida. While serving there I preached evangelistic meetings in northwest Florida and south Alabama and completed my studies for ministerial credentials.
In late 1985, the Lord in His wisdom began to give me a burden to pastor, so I left the Air Force to enter the pastorate. My pastoral resume' is printed below. After a nineteen year interlude of pastoral ministry, my wife and I sense the call to evangelistic ministry intensifying as we race toward the end of this age.
Pastor, Central Assembly of God, Independence, Missouri; 1995-2005
District Church Growth and Education Committee, representing the Kansas City Section of Southern Missouri District Council of the Assemblies of God; 1997-2006
Pastor, First Assembly of God, Kinston, Alabama; 1989-1995
Ass't Presbyter, Andalusia Section of Alabama District Council of the Assemblies of God, 1992-1995
District Youth Ministries Committee, representing the Andalusia Section of Alabama District Council of the Assemblies of God, 1990-1995
Pastor, First Assembly of God, Talladega, Alabama; 1986-1988
District Youth Ministries Committee, representing the Sylacauga Section of Alabama District Council of the Assemblies of God, 1986-1988
Ministerial Credentials: Ordained to Preach, General Council of the Assemblies of God, 1991
Pastor Gary Ankrom
First Assembly of God, Bolivar
1320 S. Springfield Ave.
Bolivar, MO (417) 326-6006
Pastor Don Butterfield
Belton Assembly of God
PO Box 161
Belton, MO 64012-0161
Pastor Dale Bean
First Assembly of God
675 W North St.
Higginsville, MO 64037-1554
Pastor Tom McIntosh
Christian Assembly of God
PO Box 1947
Independence, MO 64055
Pastor Harley Sampson
First Assembly of God, Lee's Summit
425 Oldham Pkwy
Lee's Summit, MO 64081
Pastor James Smith, Sr.
First Assembly of God
534 Holman Bridge Rd.
Daleville, AL 36322
Robert was born in Ada, Oklahoma and raised in southern California. He was a National Champion on the Rings event in the sport of Gymnastics. Many experts believed he was destined to win a gold medal for the United States in the Olympics. However, at the height of his Gymnastics career, he began to abuse drugs and alcohol, shattering all hopes for Olympic competition. In January 1972, after descending to the depths of sin, on the...