Bob Rea

Bob grew up in the inner city, has served as minister of an ethnic church, and has a multi-ethnic family. For many years he was faculty sponsor of LCU’s student pro-life group who participated in the annual March for Life in Washington, DC, from1989 to 2008. In all but three of those years (1991, 2007, 2008) they carried flags near the head of the March. Bob also gave the opening prayer in 1992 and again in 2002.

Bob earned two undergraduate degrees from Kentucky Christian College (BA and BTh in Bible) and the MDiv in New Testament from Emmanuel School of Religion. In 1990, he earned his PhD in Historical Theology from St. Louis University.

Continually in demand as an interim minister in Central Illinois, Bob has also ministered in West Virginia, Tennessee, and Missouri. He has also worked in short-term missions in Chile, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic.

Bob’s articles and reviews have appeared in Christian Standard, Church History, the Stone-Campbell Journal, Encyclopedia of Early Christianity, and Encyclopedia of the Stone-Campbell Movement. He is a member of the North American Patristics Society and the American Society of Church History. He has served on national dialogue teams representing Christian Churches and Churches of Christ with Church of God, and in Stone-Campbell dialogue with Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and Churches of Christ.

Bob and his wife Mary Ann raised two adopted daughters and reside in America’s heartland.

See the article Bob contributed to Room For Doubt.