On July 28, 1979 Robert married his high school sweetheart Bertha Valenzuela. In May of the following year they were blessed with the birth of the first of their two children, Sarah, and in April 1987 they were blessed again with the birth of their second child, Joshua.
Robert, Bertha, and Sarah moved to El Paso, Texas in 1982. Robert became involved with Calvary Chapel El Paso as a worship team member (and later worship leader), Sunday school teacher, and leadership team shortly after moving to the area. Robert also began working in the prison ministry at that time. After several years of continued travel with his job, Robert was given the opportunity to move to a position that would allow him to stay home...in Casa Grande. So, Robert, Bertha, Sarah, and Joshua moved to Arizona in 1989.
Robert, his wife Bertha, and their two children were part of the original group of families at the outset of this ministry. Robert has ministered in many different areas throughout the years here at Calvary Chapel of Casa Grande. From youth leader and worship leader, to Elder, to his current position as Assistant Pastor.
In addition to serving as Assistant Pastor, Robert also serves as a volunteer chaplain at multiple prisons and works with Christian Islamic Dialogue.