Rev. Dr. Rob Haynes serves as the Director of Education and Leadership at World Methodist Evangelism. He is an author, speaker, teacher, pastor, theologian, and missiologist. His work focuses on local and global mission and evangelism, forming disciples for missional service, leadership development in new and existing church communities, and fostering new spaces for conversations on faith and culture. He is a seasoned mission leader and continues to research the short-term mission movement leading to new ways of engaging in mission and evangelism.
Born in Paducah, Kentucky, Rob lived in both Ohio and Kentucky until moving to the Alabama Gulf Coast in 1991. He completed a BSci in education at the University of South Alabama, an MA in biblical and theological studies at the University of Mobile. After seminary training at Asbury Theological Seminary, Rob received a PhD in theology from Durham University in Durham, England. He is a senior John Wesley Fellow, senior Harry Denman Fellow, and a visiting fellow at St. John’s College, Durham University. In addition to Consuming Mission, Rob wrote: “‘Come in the Right Way’: Effective Evangelism in Pluralistic Cultures” in E. Stanley Jones & Sharing the Good News in a Pluralistic Society (Wesley’s Foundery Books, 2018). You can order it here.
Rob’s passion is to help individuals and churches join discipleship with witness, mission with evangelism, and personal holiness with social holiness. He is a fan of reading, fishing, football, basketball, and gadgets. Rob and his wife, Beth have two teenage children, Joshua and Megan.