Pastor Rob

LEAD PASTOR 

VISION | PREACHING | TEACHING

Rob Decker has been the Lead Pastor of Triad Baptist Church for over 20 years.

Rob is a gifted communicator and leader--he is a visionary, convicted about speaking the truth of the Gospel as plainly as possible. His passion for helping people meet Jesus and his vision to share Triad Baptist with the community is attributed to his calling and determination to serve God in every aspect of his life. He believes in the "local church" as the local body of believers and the "true church" as the body of Christ.

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MY STORY

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Born in 1961, I was raised in a Christian home in Pennsylvania. I received Jesus at the age of 13. At the age of 18, I was on my way to Embry Riddle Aeronautical University when my dad asked me to first consider going to a Bible college a year. I told him that I would if the Bible college had an aviation program. He found Piedmont Bible College (Now Piedmont International University). During that training, God got ahold of my heart through chapel messages and through professors in the classroom, and I surrendered to full-time Christian service. I completed a Bachelor of Theology with an aviation minor, but I’m most grateful for meeting the love of my life at the school, Bettina, whom I married in 1984 after my schooling. 

Bettina and I have four children and five grandsons. We had our first child, Alison, in May 1985. Bettina was committed to rearing children who desire to love God and to partnering with me in my ministry; she would say that her greatest joy is the privilege of being called "mom" by Alison, Zach, Nick and Austin and being a part of God's plan to help bring each of them to a saving faith in Jesus. We have loved watching them grow in the knowledge of Christ and seek ways to serve Him.

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EDUCATION

1979 • High School • Wyoming Valley College Preparatory 

1981 • Private, Commercial and Instrument pilot license(s) • Federal Aviation Administration

1984 • Bachelor of Theology • Piedmont International University 

1987 • Master of Divinity • Grace Theological Seminary

1990 • Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling • Colorado Christian University

2003 • Doctorate of Ministry • Reformed Theological Seminary

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In 2018 Triad Baptist Church had the opportunity to celebrate Pastor Rob's 20th anniversary as Lead Pastor. Our church is blessed to have his leadership and we look forward to the future impact that our ministry has as we seek to further the gospel of Jesus Christ to our community and around the world! 

 

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