Bob joined the board of elders in 2021. Helia & Bob both feel blessed to have the opportunity to serve their Church & Church family. Helia is currently the leader of the Women’s Nighttime Bible Study and coordinator of the Greeter’s ministry. Bob has been an Usher for many years and has previously served on the Elder Board.
Favorite Verse: Proverbs 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
Bob was born in Mount Carmel, a small coal mining town in Pennsylvania. Was blessed with a Mother who made sure he received a Christian foundation in the Methodist Church. The US Navy brought him to San Diego in 1969 and, while on a Presbyterian men’s retreat at Mount Luguna, his desire for having Christ in his life began to grow. In 2007, while living in Ramona, CA he met Helia who was already a resident of Borrego Springs. They began attending Sunday service together at her family’s Church in San Diego. After marrying in 2008 they soon realized they needed to find a Church a bit closer to home. After attending services in most Christian churches in Borrego they agreed that The Christian Center felt like home and was the only Church teaching directly out of the Bible. It was here, under the leadership of Pastor Steve and the Men’s & Women’s ministries, that their understanding of and relationship with Christ began to grow & blossom. Bob fully embraced Christ as his savior during another men’s retreat at the Calvary Chapel Bible College in Murrieta, CA.