“I am a Christ-follower, a husband, a father, a family member, a friend, a preacher & teacher, and a writer. I am devoted to all of these, in that order.”
“I surrendered my life to Jesus Christ at age 15, answered the call to the Gospel ministry at 17, and have been serving the local church vocationally since 1985. I am a preacher & teacher, a leader of teams, a writer, and a motorcycle rider. I am happily married to Lisa M., and we have two lovely daughters, Ansley and Kelsey, both out of college and grad school. Being the ‘token testosterone’ in my house, I have spent the last 24 years of my life waiting to get into the bathroom.”
College- Georgia State University, 1987. BA in Broadcast Journalism
Seminary- New Orleans Theological Seminary, 1998. MDIV in Pastoral Studies
Braelinn Baptist Church (now known as Dogwood Church)- Youth Pastor, 1988- 1990
Clarkston Baptist Church- Youth & Recreation Pastor, 1990-1992
First Baptist Church, Snellville- Middle School, then Children’s Pastor, 1992-1999
Hebron Baptist Church- Children’s Pastor, 2000-2013
Phoenix Community of Atlanta- Co-Pastor, 2013-present
127 Legacy Foundation- Executive Director, 2014-present
Dacula Classical Academy- Teacher, 2014-present
Rob has lead conferences and seminars on all aspects of children’s ministry, helping churches strengthen their child evangelism and small group ministry. He has also transitioned into pastoring with Phoenix Community of Atlanta, a unique coffee-roasting/church planting ministry.
Rob speaks at summmer camps, DiscipleNow weekends, winter retreats, Sunday and Wednesday Bible studies, for all ages.
An article contributor for several national ministry and motorcycle magazines, Rob also writes a couple of blogs, and has published his first book, entitled “Road Dirt: The Musings & Ramblings of a Biker Preacher”, available on Amazon Books and Amazon Kindle.
Having worked as a radio disk jockey at three different stations back in the 80s (WAEC-AM, WRAS-FM, WQXI- AM & FM), Rob still does occasional voice-over work.
Rob is an avid motorcyclist, owning both a sport bike and a cruiser, and enjoys buying and selling bikes on the side.
What Others Say:
“Rob is a dynamic leader who brings years of proven children’s ministry experience to the table. His skill set gives him the great balance of being a ‘kid magnet’ coupled with the ability to effectively lead teams of adult volunteers. He has been a friend and inspiration to me for many years. I have brought him to speak on several occasions to the kids at our church and he always hits a home run. If you want someone to take your ministry to the next level…he is your man.” -Dale Hudson, author, speaker, Children’s Director at Christ Fellowship, West Palm Beach, FL
“Rob Brooks has been one of the top children’s ministry leaders in America. He is a gifted, exciting communicator, is passionate about seeing kids come to faith in Christ and become established in the Word. Rob is a multiplier; he very effectively trains and motivates leaders to do the same. He has a proven track record of nearly 30 successful years in children and student ministries. You need to use this guy!” -Jerry Pipes, author, speaker, Jerry Pipes Productions
“Rob is an excellent children’s minister, creative, resourceful, and highly dedicated to his task. I recommend him very highly!” -James Merritt, author, speaker, Pastor of Cross Pointe Church, Duluth, GA
“I had the very good blessing of working with Rob for several years and closely observing his outstanding talent, commitment, dedication, and love for the Church of our Lord Jesus Christ. Rob has a passion for teaching and discipleship and is a gifted and engaging communicator to audiences ranging from children to adults. He is energetic, witty and fun – characteristics I believe make him an enjoyable and valuable speaker and leader.” -Allen Hughes, Pastor of First Baptist Church of Centerville, GA
“I served with Rob Brooks for 5 years at Hebron Church. As the Student Pastor, I personally received the blessing of having a Children’s Pastor that loved kids to Jesus. Rob consistently gave an A+ effort! Rob is a great team leader. He knows how to empower people to serve with excellence, both paid staff, as well as volunteers. I personally experienced how Rob related to other executive staff with dignity and professionalism. I also know how he loves his wife and children. I was blessed to have his two daughters in our student ministry while I was there. They were each young ladies who loved Jesus and others, as Christ would. Rob is a great leader, speaker and disciple! I highly recommend my friend to your ministry!” Greg Sweatt, Co-Pastor, Phoenix Community, Buford, GA