Robert Kelly, Lead Pastor
work: 516.620.5106 x706
How long have you lived in New York?
"I've lived here since 1999, but I grew up mostly in New Jersey."
Education: Master of Divinity, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Marketing Management), California State Polytechnic University.
Favorite Book: Desiring God, John Piper
Favorite Scripture: Currently, Hebrews 4:7-16
Favorite Biblical Figure: Nehemiah
Family: Married in 1991, 3 sons
Likes: living big, good food, passionate people, cool technology, authentic friends, The Far Side, simplicity.
Dislikes: whiners, lousy books, grumbling, shoddy workmanship, half-hearted efforts.
Favorite Quote:
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."
-- Theodore Roosevelt (26th US president (1901-09), 1858-1919)