Dr. Robert A. Singer, Pastor
Bob grew up in Wilmington, DE, and has been attending church since nursery. When he was a teenager, he knew that God was calling him to be a pastor.
After his first year at the University of Delaware, Bob spent 2 months in Liberia, Africa at Radio ELWA (Eternal Love Winning Africa). While he was still at the U of D, he went to a conference where Dr. Earl Radmacher, a seminary president, was speaking. Bob knew immediately where he wanted to get Bible training. Graduating with a degree in biology, he moved to the west coast to attend Western Conservative Baptist Seminary in Portland, Oregon and graduated with a MDiv degree in 1978. During that time, he met Helen, who was a secretary of a church in Vancouver, Washington. They fell in love and were married 9 months later, in March of 1976.
Together, Bob and Helen served as youth leaders at First Baptist, Vancouver. In 1980, they moved to Tacoma, where Bob served as Youth Director at Tacoma First Presbyterian Church. Later they lived in the Dalles, OR, where Bob was Pastor at Chenowith Baptist Church for nearly five years. Then they moved to Cottage Grove to serve at Cottage Grove Bible Church and have been here over 30 years.
While in Cottage Grove, Bob received his DMin from Western Seminary in Portland. His doctrinal product was completing a Harmony of the Gospels from scratch. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Association and enjoys attending the yearly conferences with Helen. He serves on the Executive Committee of CBNorthwest as a Trustee. Bob is passionate about teaching God’s Word. His favorite passage in the Bible is the story of Micaiah in 1 Kings 22 and 2 Chronicles 18. He even has a page of this passage from the original 1611 King James Bible.
Humor is important to Bob; he’d be very happy to share a joke or two with you. Other things he enjoys? Playing Settlers of Catan and chess (challenge anyone?), watching Star Trek, traveling, fishing, and gardening. His favorite candy is dark chocolate, with cranberries or raspberries.
Bob and Helen are blessed to have three grown sons, two daughters-in-law, and 5 grandchildren who live nearby; all are serving the Lord.