Bob, Jr. is a native Michigander born in East Lansing. He grew up on the family farm in Laingsburg then did six years active duty in the Navy. After graduating from college and seminary, he moved on January 1, 1986 to Holt to serve in the new Church started that became the Cedar Street Church. Bob is married to the former Sue Pajunen and they have four children and a grand-daughter. He is retired from the Navy Reserve, in which he served fifteen years as a Chaplain.
His hobbies are hunting, fishing, and reading. Bob is currently a volunteer Chaplain with the Delhi and Windsor Township Fire Departments.