Our Pastor

Our Pastor 2011-06-22T18:00:46+00:00

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.

Sermons

July 30, 2017 Sermon

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,

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July 23, 2017 Sermon

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

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July 16, 2017 Sermon

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

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July 9, 2017 Sermon

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

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July 2, 2017 Sermon

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

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June 25, 2017 Sermon

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

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