Rob was Senior Pastor of Fourth Presbyterian Church from 1984 until 2015 at which time he transitioned to the role of Teaching Pastor.

Born in South Wales, Rob surrendered himself to God on a Saturday evening at the age of fourteen. Then, at the encouragement of his pastor, he began to preach in small churches in Wales. He studied the Bible, and received a thirst from God for Scripture.

Rob holds a BA degree from Kings College, London; and dual doctorates in history and dogmatics from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Prior to coming to Fourth, he was Executive Pastor of Program at First  Presbyterian Church in  Hollywood, CA. Other past positions are Assistant Minister at The City Temple, London; Chaplain to the City of London University; and Chaplain to St. Bartholomew’s Hospital. He has taught at Washington DC’s Reformed Theological Seminary, and in seminaries in Ukraine, Malta, Japan, and Sudan.

He and his wife, Caren, have five children.

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Our Pastors

Dr. Todd M. Smedley

Senior Pastor

Rev. Corey Gray

Pastor of Administration

Rev. Ron Meyer

Pastor of Congregational Care

Rev. Thomas Myrick

Pastor of Congregational Life

Dr. Robert Norris

Teaching Pastor