Robert has been pastor of Meadow Heights since May of 2017. His prior experince includes multiple other churches since 2009. He has a bacheolors in Biblical Studies from Hannibal LaGrange University and masters in Biblical Languages from Midwestern Baptist Theological Serminary. Currently, he is enrolled in the doctoral program at that same seminary.
Robert is married to Hannah who is a pediatrician and they have a son named Jaidyn. Whom they recently adopted in December of 2020. They look forward to what God has in store for them by adopting more children in the future. Visiting their home can be quite an adventure as they have three large dogs.
"I desire to lead every church I ever pastor based upon the same principles. We will be strong in the bible, we will be strong in community service, and we will be passionate about reaching the lost with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It will look different for different churches,. But at thier core every church should have these principles as a foundation to who they are." - Pastor Robert
You can check his sermons out here on our webpage, on our Facebook page, or on our Youtube page.
We are extremely blessed that Pastor Jim Robinson serves in our church. Serving in music ministry for over 50 years, his impact upon the kingdom as a pastor will not be known this side of heaven. He oversees our music ministry and leads our classical service on Sunday mornings.
Pastor Jim is also blessed with a servants heart. Do not be surpised if you get a letter from him, a needed hug of encouragement, or that you find him to be a willing ear to listen. He is as sweet as they come.
He says, "I believe that music (vocal and instrumental) is one of God 's greatest gifts to the world and more specifically to the Christian Church. It is an important educational tool through which we teach the truths of God to individuals, beginning with children and going through adulthood. Music, as in Biblical times, is a vital part of our worship and, through musical performances and corporate worship by the congregation we worship and minister to the Lord".
Jim and his wife Rosie have served together in music ministry for all of their marriage.
Richard has been serving in a Youth/Family Ministries type position for 6 years. He has been with us since February of 2018. He graduated from Midwestern Baptist Theological Serminary with a Bacheolors of Arts in Biblical Studies. He also recieved a Masters of Theological Studies from the same seminary.
Richard is married to Joy. Joy works in Medical Billing. They have two daughters, Haley and Sydney. They also have two grandchildren. Sydney has two sons, Weston and Ryland. And they have a third grandchild on the way. They also have two Yorkies named Gus and Louie.
Richards says, "Families matter and churches matter. Both are responsible to teach and train their children in spiritual truth. I want to bridge the two by giving our children a sense of belonging to the church family overall; with a biblical perspective on everything we teach and do."
Richard is both our Children's and Youth pastor. So, if you are a parent looking to plug your kids into one of our ministries, makes sure and connect with him.
Mike once had dreams of being a Disney Imagineer and animator, but God lead him on a different path. Being the son of an evangelist and pastor, Mike spent many of his years in and around church life. He is also multi-talented and has worked as a carpenter, computer animator, video game artist, and computer tech. His ministry titles have included youth pastor, children's minister, and worship leader in the past. In his last job as an audio video integrator, he served hundreds of churches in and around the Metro East area helping them grow their ministries through audio and video technologies.
Mike believes that art, drama, spoken word, song and technology all were created by God, to be used to honor and share God's kingdom with the world. He sees these new ministries as open doorways for young and old to find a creative place to serve here at Meadow Heights.
Exodus 35,30-35 says,
"Then Moses said to the people of Israel, “See, the Lord has called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah; and he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, with intelligence, with knowledge, and with all craftsmanship, to devise artistic designs, to work in gold and silver and bronze, in cutting stones for setting, and in carving wood, for work in every skilled craft. And he has inspired him to teach, both him and Oholiab the son of Ahisamach of the tribe of Dan. He has filled them with skill to do every sort of work done by an engraver or by a designer or by an embroiderer in blue and purple and scarlet yarns and fine twined linen, or by a weaver—by any sort of workman or skilled designer."
Mike says, "I've always believed the world took creativity away from who it was really meant to honor. God created us to worship Him in all ways, shapes and forms."
Colleen is a true bessing to Meadow Heights. She has been here for over 15 years and is a true utility player, by serving our church in a multitude of ways.
Colleen is married to Ron. They have two children, Nick and Brooke. And they have one grandbaby, Olivia.
Steve has blessed us since January of 2020. We call him the HandyMan because he does way more than just custodial or matenience work. He is the jack of all trades. Before coming to us Steve had spend over 20 years serving in the military and then drove a truck.
Steve is married to Linda. They have six kids and 11 grandhildren.