Robert is a biblical counseling professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, having served previously for nineteen years as a lead pastor. He is also the pastor of biblical counseling at Open Door Church in Raleigh, NC, and a visiting professor at several seminaries. Robert graduated from The King’s College, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.Div.), and Westminster Theological Seminary (D.Min., Pastoral Counseling). He is a certified Christian conciliator and a church reconciliation trainer with Peacemaker Ministries, a certified counselor with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, and the author of Pursuing Peace, Uprooting Anger, and numerous booklets, articles, and chapters. Robert and Lauren, his wife of thirty years, have two adult sons.