Born in Gainesville Georgia Robert grew up in the very small town of Alto, Georgia. He grew up in a
family of 5, his mother, father, a brother, and a sister, and lived next door to his maternal grandparents.
He grew up in a small county church that his grandfather started and pastored. He realized at a fairly
young age that Christ died for his sins, and he prayed the sinner’s prayer. He was active in the church
volunteering on the weekends to help clean and maintain the church property.
At the age of 18 Robert left for college at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta Georgia. He thought
he wanted to be a mechanical engineer, but over time changed to a management focus. The pull of the
big city and all that it “offered” drew him in and he left the church and his savior. He married at 20 years
old and was out of the church and the Lord’s will for 10 years. After that marriage failed Robert was
working in retail management and realized that something was missing in his life and found another
small church that reminded him what it was that was missing. He rededicated his life to Christ and was
introduced to the woman who would become his partner in Christ.
Robert and Gina have been married now since 1995 and have been blessed with a large, blended family.
Robert left retail management and started his new career as a financial advisor in 2006. He loves helping
people realize their goals and dreams. This includes helping them to understand we are meant to do
more for our families and communities. Robert tells people all the time that his father’s favorite saying
was from Luke 12:48, “ to whom much is given much is expected.”
Robert and Gina were lead to find a new church home and met Pastor Berry after he and Carol moved to
York County to plant a new church. They did not visit right away but after some prodding from other
members and the Holy Spirit they did attend FRCC. They loved the accepting, loving way they were
greeted by everyone in the church and after a few visits felt led to join the FRCC family. Robert has
accepted the calling of becoming an elder in the church and also recently became the Executive Director
of FRCC. His heart is in helping those less fortunate, especially children.