Rev. Robert Getty is the Interim Pastor at First Presbyterian Church, Bonham, Texas. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible/Theology from Simpson University, and a Bachelor’s degree majoring in Greek from Wheaton College. He received his Masters of Science degree from University of Southern California in Systems Management, a Ph.D. in Sociology from University of Georgia, and a Master of Arts degree from Reformed Theological Seminary with additional courses from Dubuque Theological Seminary. Bob entered the ministry following previous careers as a professor at the University of North Texas teaching in both the Business School and Manufacturing Engineering departments; as a manager in human factors engineering and ergonomics in the aerospace industry, and served in the United States Air Force as a combat crew member and staff officer. He moved to Lewisville, Texas in 2016 after serving as Co-Pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Waverly, Ohio, while also working with five other Ohio churches, that were in transition. Through these diverse experiences, he has developed a deep respect for individual contributions and skills for visioning, planning and working together, with a firm conviction that when individuals are gathered together for a common purpose to glorify God and achieve God’s purpose, each one has an important role that needs to be respected and encouraged.
Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52; Romans 8:26-39 Robert L. Getty, Ph.D. July 30, 2017 What a wonderful picture Jesus gives us when he describes the Kingdom of Heaven! Jesus refers, first,
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24; Romans 8:12-25 Robert L. Getty, Ph.D. July 23, 2017 A colleague of mine and a friend on Facebook closes his post with, “May Dad continue to bless you
Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Psalm 119:105-112; Romans 8:1-11 Robert L. Getty, Ph.D. July 16, 2017 Two weeks ago, our nation celebrated Independence Day. It is a day set aside to celebrate our freedom as
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 11:16-19; Romans 7:15-25a Robert L. Getty, Ph.D. July 9, 2017 As long as I can remember, I have liked solving riddles. Riddles; the kind of word puzzles that
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Psalm 13:1-6; Romans 6:11-23 Robert L. Getty, Ph.D. July 2, 2017 Have you ever made a bad choice! Here’s some examples of bad decisions. Sam Philips sold a small recording company
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17; Romans 6:1b-11 Robert L. Getty, Ph.D. “Grace Beats Sin” Is real change possible? Can the leopard change its spots? Can a person whose life has been going