Bob has been married to Charlene for more than 40 years. The Flints have two adult children, and five grandchildren.
At the close of a busy day as a youth pastor and seminary student, Bob spent time reading and reflecting on the Bible’s longest chapter. Since that late evening in 1979, Psalm 119 has been a favorite passage, especially vs. 97 – “Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long.”
Like nearly all the other 176 verses of this Psalm, this verse contains a reference to God’s Word. Like a drumbeat the message reverberates – THE VALUE OF GOD’S WORD. When we give the Bible its proper value, our lives begin to reflect stability (vs. 98), insight (vs. 99), and maturity (vs. 100).
Wherever he is and whatever the task may be, Bob’s prayer is that the Word permeates his life and the lives of others.
Bob’s Philosophy of Ministry
The Body of Christ is to be a healthy body. To enable health to be a reality, Christ has given His called people a variety of gifts (vs. 11). The mission I have been called to reflects the spiritual gift mix that has been graciously given – a teaching evangelist. The passion that provides motivation and direction is a love for the principles of scripture that draws people into an intimate relationship with God.
As this intimacy with God is nurtured, the God-ordained goals of my life unfold. As a teaching evangelist, I have been called “to prepare God’s people for service” (vs. 12a). As servants are developed, “the body of Christ is built up” (vs. 12b). Moving toward a fullness of Christ is seen when individuals within the body are following the leadership that points to unity and the insights that enhance maturity.
Pastoral and Evangelism Ministries, Church of the Nazarene
- 14 years as Commissioned / Registered Evangelist
- 14 years as Lead Pastor
- 9 years as Associate Pastor in areas of discipleship, administration and youth
Teaching Ministries, Church of the Nazarene
- Instructor, Nazarene Ministry Development Center, St. Marys, Ohio
- Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon, Ohio
Bob’s Preaching & Teaching
Listen to some of Bob’s recent messages
- Meet the Shepherd – Psalm 23
- Meet the Shepherd: The Symbol of my Life? – Psalm 23
- Meet the Shepherd: Listen & Follow – Psalm 23:1
- Meet the Shepherd: Time Out – Psalm 23:2
- Meet the Shepherd: Rest & Refreshment – Psalm 23:2
- Meet the Shepherd: Close to His Heart – Psalm 23:3
- Praying that Moves God’s Heart – Luke 9:10-11
- Attention & Conversation – Matthew 14:22-23
- Realization & Invitation – Matthew 14:23-31
Meet Bob in person
*Nov 3-6 – Chrisman, IL Nazarene
*Nov 10 – London, OH
*Nov 17 – Urbana, OH Nazarene