After being influenced by a friend at work, Bob began reading the gospel of Matthew where he encountered Jesus Christ as his savior. He publicly went forward in1983 to accept Jesus with his wife Michelle at an evangelistic event hosted by an associate of Billy Graham. Soon after, Bob and Michelle landed at Winthrop Street Baptist Church, where they have been ever since. Bob has served the church through teaching and small group ministry. Bob and his wife live in Taunton and have four adult children.