Bob “retired” from fulltime ministry in August 1991, after preaching for the Hollywood, California, Church of Christ 28 years. He served on the board of managers of the Wilshire YMCA and was a member of the Hollywood High School Advisory Council. Bob led a popular Bible class for business and professional people in the Hollywood area and has conducted hundreds of funerals and weddings throughout the country.
Norma (a 1955 graduate of Tigard, Oregon High), his wife of sixty-three plus years, and Bob live southwest of Cleghorn, Iowa. Their acreage is near the most remote place in the state—and also the coldest. Their four children and their spouses produced five grandchildren. Bob does fill-in preaching every Sunday. He’s an unrepentant train buff. Bob and Norma enjoy taking walks together near their rural home accompanied by their frisky farm Lab, Josie. Their corpulent cat Nefferkiti usually tags far behind.
Bob's and Norma's greatest interest is in serving the kingdom of God. To that end, they host a weekly Bible study in their home (Norma does most of the work). Every Tuesday people of many denominations gather in their living and dining rooms. Bob’s articles have appeared in Leadership and 21st Century Christian.
After graduating from Milwaukie, OR Union High School, Bob began college studies at Portland (Oregon) State. He spent his sophomore year at Central Christian College (now Oklahoma Christian University), where he received the Hugo McCord Bible Award for being the outstanding ministerial student. He received a B.A. in English and Religion from Pepperdine College and an M.A. in Religion from Pepperdine. You may write to him at PO Box 176, Cleghorn, IA, 51014. He is sentimentally stuck in the mid-20th century and hates to do Email.
P.O. Box 176 Cleghorn Iowa 51014 US