Unmoveable, Always Abounding | I Corinthians 15:57-58
The purpose behind this “About Me” page is to let the reader know the “who” is behind this site, and along with my doctrinal statement define my scriptural positions that the reader may have confidence in the information provided. My biography is also to show God’s will and work in my life as to where I was, where I’ve been, where I’m at, and where I hope yet to go for the glory of God!
My spiritual journey began at my new birth in August 1999 at age 9 when I repented of my sin and trusted/received the Lord Jesus Christ as my personal Saviour. I am proud to say that I am a product of the Lighthouse Independent Baptist Church of Philadelphia, PA! I began attending our church in 1999 and was saved under the leadership of Pastor Roger Hickernell.
It has been at this wonderful church where I have learned the fundamentals of our precious faith. It has been at this wonderful church where I have been able to, through solid Bible preaching and teaching to develop and define rock solid, unshakeable scriptural positions. I have had the privilege to serve in the various ministries of Lighthouse Independent Baptist Church since 2005 where I have been a Bus Captain, Maintenance Person, Sunday School Teacher, Youth Leader, Song Leader, Soul Winner, and Preacher! It was a blessing and privilege to also have been Lighthouse’s Youth Director from October 2009-January 2015 in addition to maintaining the church publications, web site design, maintenance, upkeep, Social Media outlets, and whatever else was needed or asked of me! 🙂
In the words of my Pastor, Roger Hickernell – “From sometimes a bus kid who we had to prod, bug, sometimes drag onto the bus or van for church, to NOW, a preacher man you can’t keep out of the pulpit! What a dramatic change and growth attributed to God in Robert’s life! Many have made “professions” but few display the inner “possession” of Jesus Christ’s presence! “What a wonderful change has been wrought in my life since Jesus came into my heart!” What a blessing it was to see Robert saved and gloriously growing into conformity to Jesus Christ! He’s sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s leading! Has a genuine burden for lost souls, and, goes after them to win them!”
In January of 2015 I married my best friend, the lovely Mandy Bernard (now Nacci!) I am looking forward to the future and what God has in store both for us and the Ministries He will place us in as we seek to serve the Lord with our whole hearts. Our goal will simply be to BE what God wants us to be and DO what He wants us to do! From January 2015-August 2016, we served as Pastor and Pastor’s wife at First Baptist Church in Eureka, KS. Since September 2016 and currently we are serving as Pastor and Pastor’s wife at Faith Baptist Church in Cushing, OK.
In I Corinthians 15:57-58, the Bible says ” But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”
This has been my life verse for as long as I can remember. It has been and still is a wonderful journey thus far, even with the ups and downs of life and not becoming famous yet still bearing Holy Spirit fruit and seeing the fruits of the ministries God has seen fit to place me in and someday to see the fruits from the Ministries my wife and I will be in.
I can without a doubt say, there is no greater joy than serving the Lord knowing that He is always on our side helping us each step of the way leading us on to victory in the things He would have us to do! Because of that we can be steadfast, unmoveable, and always abounding in His work! Why? Because it’s not in vain! Serving the Lord is worth it and with the Lord’s help, I have always sought to be these things and these verses will be what guide Mandy and I as we seek to serve Him with our lives.
In my spare time I enjoy reading, web design, baseball, football, and enjoying time with friends and family. I am a huge comic book fan, mostly Batman but will pretty much see any movie or read any comic book involving a superhero – Superman, Spider-Man, Avengers, etc. I am a lifelong (and currently suffering, because they stink!) Phillies’ and Eagles (they’ve been pretty good these last few years, just no Super Bowl) fan.