Robert grew up in Port Arthur and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School. While there, he met his future wife, Ouida. They were married at Lakeview Methodist Church on March 15, 1962. Robert worked at Total Refinery, retiring after 38 years. While there, he earned an Associate Degree in Instrumentation. In 1971, Robert and Ouida with their two children, Robert Jr. and Kristin, moved to Bridge City. Ouida’s grandmother, Dora Rascoe, invited them to First Baptist and they joined FBCBC. Under the leadership of Pastor Rusty Walton, Robert and his two children were saved and baptized. Ouida was baptized when she was 12 years old at Central Baptist in Port Arthur. Robert was ordained a deacon on Feb. 1, 1998. He has served as treasurer of First Baptist as well as on several committees. He enjoys serving on the Welcoming Committee. He is chairman of the Budget and Stewardship Committee. He considers it an honor and privilege to serve at First Baptist to further the ongoing kingdom of God.