R. Robert Creech, Ph.D.

Holder of the Hubert H. & Gladys S. Raborn Professor of Pastoral Leadership;
Director of Pastoral Ministries
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Dr. R. Robert Creech is Professor of Christian Ministries and Director of Pastoral Ministries, and holds the Hubert H. and Gladys S. Raborn Chair of Pastoral Leadership. He joined the Truett faculty in 2009 following twenty-two years as Senior Pastor at the University Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. He 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 Ethics for Christian Ministry in 2017. He has published chapters in several other volumes. Robert is a native Texan, a Texas Master Gardener and a Texas Master Naturalist. He enjoys the outdoors, his family farm in Floresville, Texas, and coffee. He and his wife, Dr. Melinda Creech, serve as Faculty-in-Residence at University House in Baylor’s North Village Residential Community. They have three children and four grandchildren. Robert and Melinda are members of the DaySpring Baptist Church in Waco.


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