Rob is a gifted communicator. He has been faithfully serving the recovery community since 2009. Rob’s love for Christ and the compassion and enthusiasm to reach and serve the recovery community has led him to impact people in South Africa, United Kingdom, Puerto Rico, and around the United States. Now, they have accepted God’s call to start Christ & Recovery Ministries in Puerto Rico. They focus will be to reach and serve people affected by addiction for Christ while creating programs and services that change lives and transform communities.
Rob was born in Brockton, Massachusetts, to parents who were tormented by substance abuse. As a result, he used for the first time at the tender age of eleven.
In 1988, caught in the grips of a Crack Cocaine addiction, Rob attended his first 12-step recovery meeting.
Rob struggled with long-term clean time. Finally, in 2005, he was free from drugs, but his flesh continued to lead him down a road of destruction, ravaging his life and the lives of those around him.
In 2009, with four years clean and desperately searching for something greater (higher power), Rob packed up and left Massachusetts. He moved into the Recovery House of Worship (RHOW) in Brooklyn, New York, to participate in the Faith-Based Men’s Recovery Program. Shortly after, he surrendered his life to Christ!
In 2013, Rob completed a three-year Certification Program in Pastoral Theology from Urban Academy (URBACAD) and is a passionate student of the word.
In January 2018, Rob’s call was made clear during a hurricane relief missions trip to Puerto Rico: share the gospel and the message of hope with the people in recovery, those in need of recovery, their families, and friends, and to start a recovery-based church in Puerto Rico in which these marginalized individuals can have a place to fellowship freely, experience grace, love, and find healing through a relationship with Christ.
Rob is married to Wanda, who supports him unconditionally by being the ministry “behind the scenes staff”. They have a beautiful dog named Nāhgee, a bunch of nieces and nephews, and a never-ending love with Jesus, pizza, and ice cream.