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Bob's church

Shady Shores Baptist Church
Shady Shores Texas , 76208

About Bob
  • Education: BCA-Dallas Baptist University, 1988, MDIV-Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX 1994; Postgraduate work toward DMIN in Pastoral Care-Trinity Theological Seminary, Newburgh, IN; Certified Criminal Justice Chaplain through BGCT.
  • Experience: Pastor-Shady Shores Baptist Church, Shady Shores, Texas 2003-present Pastor-Cooper Creek Baptist Church, Denton, Texas 1997-2003 Pastor-Meadowbrook Baptist Church, Irving, Texas 1994-1997 Pastor-Westwood Park Baptist Church, Irving, Texas 1988-1994
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I have never had an original thought in my life. If it helps, I probably got it from somebody else.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: In far North America native people would hunt for wolves by taking a hunting knife and dipping it in fresh blood and letting it freeze. By doing this over and over, a large glob of blood would surround the sharp blade of the knife. The knife would be affixed to remain stationary. When a wolf would come along and begin to lick the blood. As the blood-lust continued, the wolf would eventually lick away all of the blood and not realize that the blood he was tasting was his own. Sounds like sin
  • Family: Wife-Patty since July 1971, Son and Daugher-in-law Kevin and Kelly Joyce. More importantly: Granddaughter: Hayleigh September 2006 Granddaughter: Ryleigh 2008 Grandson Deakon April 2013
  • What my parents think of my sermons: They are both in heaven. My Mother used to say that she hated for my Dad to come hear me preach because he always falls asleep. I told her, "Mother, he has fallen asleep under some of the greatest preachers who have ever preached, leave him alone, I’m in good company."
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: In the early days we used to have "roast Bob" for Sunday dinner. Now she says that she prefers my preaching to anyone else’s.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: 1. There is always at least one broken heart in each service. Preaching is the only thing a preacher will pay his own way half-way around the world to get a chance to do for free ... but wouldn’t walk across the street to hear someone else if you paid him/her.
  • Books that have had an impact: Navigator 2:7 series; Experiencing God-Blackaby; Lost Art of Disciple Making-Leroy Eims; Wounded Parents-Greenfield; Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire-Cymbala; Streams in the Desert-Cowman (still use this for devotional reading daily)
  • Hobbies: Reading, Reading, Reading. Oh yeah, Reading.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: God never acts in ways that make sense to natural man. If it is unusual or out of the ordinary, God may very well be in it. After all, a burning bush doesn’t make sense; an army of 300 facing thousands doesn’t make sense; God sending His only Son to die for my sins and yours doesn’t make sense. Seeing is not believing, believing is seeing.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: Preaching in view of a call at my third church when I made a comment about being the product of a "mixed marriage" since my Dad was from Oklahoma and my Mother was from Texas. Had a member in the congregation from Okla. who began to respond verbally to my jokes about OK. Finally, told him, "Slick, I intended for this to be a monologue not a dialogue." I think it swung the vote in my favor.
  • What I want on my tombstone: Gone!
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