"Life is a long time." So says a good friend of Rob's, temporarily forgetting the Biblical reminder that "life is but a vapor." So which is it? In light of eternity, life is extremely brief but God gives us the grace of limited perspective so that we can explore various ways of using our lives without feeling pressed for time.
You'd have to believe that if you considered all the different things that Rob's done in his life; singer, songwriter, musician, producer, pastor, college professor. Many noticed that Rob was not afraid to talk between songs during his concert career, using his gifts of encouragement, exhortation and teaching, so it was not hard to see the heart of the pastor eclipsing the artist. He began to sense God's calling toward that end and began part-time seminary training in 1997, earning a Masters from the Divinity School at Regent University in 2003. He then served as Pastor for Community Life at Belmont Church (non-denominational) in Nashville, Tennessee where he was also one of several worship leaders.
Awakening his love for the classroom was the result of being hired as an adjunct professor at Williamson College in Franklin TN where he teaches Biblical Worldview, Apologetics, Biblical Ethics and other courses in this small, accredited institution aimed at primarily non-traditional adult learners and degree completion. It seems that his acquired skills of presentation and communication serve him well with his students and it has become a new passion for him to equip others to integrate faith and learning.
"God's been good to me," says Rob. "He's taken my gifts, mistakes and detours and turned them into something beautiful. I love the chance to do lots of different things. I don't think the Lord calls us to just hammer one stake into the ground forever!"
Rob is currently working on both an album of new worship songs and a solo piano CD.
Raised the son of a pastor near Philadelphia, PA, he lives in Nashville with Carol, his wife of 32 years. They have three grown children, ages 28, 23 and 21. He is a volunteer chaplain with The Tennessee Dept. of Corrections and a CASA volunteer (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) advocating for children in the foster care system.
Rob is available for concerts, worship leading and speaking and is especially appropriate for retreats and conferences. Contact him directly via the Get in touch page OR via 615.292.0582 phone/fax (USA).
Here are some of the messages Rob has preached in assemblies recently:
- Sermon from Colossians—August 7, 2012—Audio mp3
- The Mission of the Spirit—June 10, 2012—Video
- The Reality of Jesus—October 16, 2011—Video
New Worship Music
New CD from Rob: Because You Are—New Songs of Worship. This is an advance EP with five songs. No artwork yet but the music production exemplifies Rob's usual high quality values. Advance EP 5.00 plus 2.00 shipping. Go to music page to order.
Rob does custom recording. See Rob Frazier Music