Georgetown, TX

Pastor Bob Curley Bio
Bob holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in literature from Wichita State University. He has also taken classes at Golden Gate Seminary’s Brea, California campus as well as one class at Westminster Seminary California. Bob’s first pastorate was at the First Baptist Church of Lawndale, CA, where he served for more than three years. After assisting FBC Lawndale to call another pastor, Bob pastored the Calvary Southern Baptist Church in El Monte, CA for twelve years. After leading the church through reformation, he continued serving in the church that was renamed the El Monte Reformed Baptist Church for an additional four years. Since the church was located in a predominantly Latino community, Bob studied Spanish at a local college, and during his last five years in the church he preached and pastored in both Spanish and English. Prior to entering the gospel ministry, Bob did some volunteer work with the Salvation Army, and was involved with Christ for India, an organization that provided support and encouragement to indigenous churches in India. It was during a trip to India that God began to call Bob to the preaching ministry. Bob also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Arcadia Christian School in Arcadia, CA for seven years. In addition to his ministry-related experiences, Bob has completed a career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons as a Human Resources Director and Associate Warden. He was paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division and served in Vietnam. Bob is married and has four adult children and a twelve-year-old son. He served, along with Stephen Garrick, as a church planter for the Emmanuel Reformed Baptist Church in Georgetown, TX, which began services in 2012. He is a member of the Administrative Council of the Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America (ARBCA), Chairman of ARBCA’s Home Missions Committee, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for the Advancement of Reformed Baptist Causes.