Fr. Robert Lewis describes the ministry as, "Learning to grow the Kingdom of God by loving one soul into it at a time". He is passionate about servant ministry, stewardship, strong preaching, community outreach, contemporary, emergent, and traditional liturgy. He is always looking for something new to try to build a healthy church and help others discover passion for Jesus.
Fr. Robert has received an Associate of Arts from St. Petersburg College, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of South Florida, a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry in Congregational Development, both from Nashotah House Theological Seminary, and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Clinical Counseling from Bellevue University. He was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida. He is currently serving at St. Stephen's in Grand Island, Nebraska. Prior to this appointment, he served two congregations: All Saints' Church in Morton, Illinois and Church of the Advent in Dunnellon, Florida. During those ministry settings he was active in diocesan, deanery, and community affairs.
Fr. Robert married Ellen K. in 2001. They have a precious son, Edwin. Fr. Robert's hobbies include sewing, violin, piano, guitar, antiques, sailing, and entertaining. Perhaps most unique to Fr. Robert's ministry is his commitment to equipping and raising trained leaders to serve the church. His book, Curacy Express: A Training Resource for New Clergy (Wipf and Stock Publishers) offers a self-paced training curriculum for newly ordained priests.