Dr. R. Robert Creech is Professor of Christian Ministries and Director of Pastoral Ministries. He joined the Truett faculty in 2009 following twenty-two years as Senior Pastor at the University Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. He had previously taught on the faculty of Houston Baptist University, from 1979 to 1987.
Robert earned his B.A. in Sociology and Christianity from Houston Baptist University, his M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and his Ph.D. from Baylor University in New Testament studies. He co-authored The Leader's Journey in 2003 and has published chapters in several other volumes. Robert is a native Texan who enjoys fishing, coffee, and gardening. He and his wife, Melinda, have three children and four grandchildren. Robert and Melinda worship with the DaySpring Baptist Church.