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The Rev. Dr. Robin D. Stoops has been a pastor for thirty-six years. He has served as Executive Minister of the American Baptist Churches of Nebraska since 2011. During his ministry he has pastored churches in South Dakota, Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska. Robin is a graduate of Ottawa University, Ottawa, KS, with a BA in Education, a graduate of North American Baptist Seminary (now Sioux Falls Seminary, Karios University) with a MDiv. and completed a DMin in Missional Leadership/Contextual Theology at Northern Seminary in Lisle, IL. Robin completed a professional certificate in Negotiation and Mediation from the Naveen Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas, and a certificate in Religious Fundraising from the Lake Institute at Indiana University. He was awarded the Pastor of the Year award in 2008 by the American Baptist Men of Nebraska.

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His work with ABC Nebraska has included preaching, pastoral searches, leadership training, conflict transformation, and consultation with churches in mission giving and development. He has led multiple Mission Study Trips in South America, Europe, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Africa with pastors from ABC/NE to visit missionaries and partners. Robin has volunteered as a Special Assistant to

Theological Education in Burma with International Ministries. He has also served as the Treasurer for the Regional Executive Ministers Council. He is the founder and director of ChurchHelp.net, a ministry working with unaffiliated churches to provide support on a fee basis.

 

Robin is married to Kathy Stoops and they have three grown children, eight grandchildren and two miniature dachshunds. Robin grew up in an ABC church in Valley Center, KS.

His church email is robin@firstbaptisttopeka.org

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