The Commercial Appeal

Fourth pastoral stop pays dividends for Curtis


Name: Dr. Robert F. (Bob) Curtis Church: New Prospect Baptist Church, 310 Miss. 305 N. in Olive Branch Title: Senior pastor Age: 61 Hometown: St. Louis Family: wife, Debbie; daughter, Jen; son, Joel

What church did you grow up in: Tower Grove Baptist Church (St. Louis)

When did you decide to go into the ministry: I was called to full-time Christian service in the summer of 1968 during a church youth camp.

What was your first job in a church: Part-time minister of music after graduating from high school (1970)

When did you start at this church: December 2007

What makes Sundays special: Worshippin­g with God’s people and teaching God’s Word. It is also special in being able to fellowship with God’s people.

What has been your most defining moment in the ministry: Serving God and serving His people in the four churches I have pastored is what makes ministry worthwhile. Seeing God move in people’s lives is the joy of being in ministry.

Hobbies: I play softball. I like to golf when I can. I also enjoy walking, reading, and spending time with my family, especially my grandson.

Favorite Bible verses: Colossians 3:17 and 1 Corinthian­s 10:31

Favorite hymns: “Amazing Grace” and “Victory in Jesus”

Most memorable mission trip: Ringgold (Ga.) on a WorldChang­ers trip. Favorite book: “Desiring God” Favorite movie: “A Christmas Carol” Favorite TV shows: “Gunsmoke” and “The A-Team”

Compiled by Chris Van Tuyl

 ??  ?? New Prospect Baptist Church’s Bob Curtis PHOTO PROVIDED
New Prospect Baptist Church’s Bob Curtis PHOTO PROVIDED

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