In 2006, Rob nearly resigned from his church and left the ministry. Encouraged by a few leaders, he left for a seven week sabbatical. During those weeks, Rob experienced an encounter with God that, in his words, “wrecked his life in a good way.” Upon returning to his church in the spring of 2007, he shifted the paradigm of his church from being program centered to presence centered. The emphasis was no longer about enticing seekers to come, but seeking for the manifest presence of God’s glory to come. Within a few weeks, the presence of God fell on Crossroads Community Church in Obetz, Ohio. People were saved, sanctified, healed, delivered, and set free from major strongholds. The power of God’s Spirit manifested and a culture of revival was birthed in Rob’s heart. He began to see the necessity to combine the Word and the Spirit. To put it another way, Rob believes in the message of purity and power. In 2013, he completed his Doctor of Ministry from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. His dissertation discusses the fusion of Word and Spirit in the Holiness movement with special emphasis on the supernatural gifts. Rob is the founder of Fire School Ministries, a ministry organization with the distinct purpose of re-digging the wells in the Holiness movement.
In addition to pastoring, Rob travels to awaken churches to replicate the purity and power manifested in the New Testament Church as seen in the book of Acts. Fire School Ministries presently offers two conferences or revival series. First, Prevailing in the Battle Zone, which explores major strongholds, our freedom in Christ, and our authority in Him as Spirit-filled believers. The emphasis is not primarily about the devil, but about how to prevail in the midst of adversity through Christ’s strength. Second, Living in the Supernatural, which explores the supernatural lifestyle that is normative for Spirit-filled believers. These messages teach believers how to replicate Jesus and how to live the extraordinary in the midst of the ordinary. Additionally, Rob speaks at weekend crusades, revivals, and conferences. For more information contact Fire School Ministries.