Bob Reccord was the President/CEO of Hope for the Heart Ministries based in Plano, Texas. Hope for the Heart develops resources to equip people to Biblically deal with the life issues which so regularly trip up individuals, marriages, families, relationships and organizations. These resources were used in both in the USA and in 30 languages and 68 countries. Hope for the Heart serves individuals, families, churches and Christian ministries.
Prior to that Bob Reccord was the Executive Director for the Council for National (CNP), in Washington, D.C. This highly respected entity’s mission is to restore and sustain America’s freedoms by providing a forum for conservative leaders nationally to deepen their understanding of the great spiritual, economic, constitutional, and national security issues confronting the nation. In short, CNP seeks to advance the “First Principles” of this nation’s Founding Fathers calling our nation back to its Constitutional foundations.
In 2006, Bob Reccord brought the evangelistic challenge for every Promise Keepers in every one of the 19 arena-based major gatherings across the entire nation. In 2013, he was honored to be the keynote speaker for the NRA National Prayer Breakfast at the Houston NRA convention.
Bob Reccord’s previous roles include nine years as the founding president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) North American Mission Board, overseeing 5000+ missionaries, one of the top three disaster relief entities in the country and a radio/TV network. During those years and working with state convention partners, the FEMA-trained volunteers grew from 13,000 to over 52,000 and donations rose from $2 million to over $24 million. Additionally, 14,350 churches were started in the United States, its territories and Canada. During several of those years, Bob hosted a national radio show called Strength for Living.
His other ministry roles have been as Senior Pastor at both First Baptist Church of Norfolk, Virginia and Bell Shoals Baptist Church in Brandon, Florida. He also served as a co-pastor at Carmel Baptist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Bob Reccord also served as a business executive working with automotive, computer and aeronautic industries. During that time he served bi-vocationally helping churches grow and speaking on “how to take your faith to work.”
Dr. Bob Reccord has authored ten books which include Beneath the Surface, Forged by Fire, A Heart For Adventure and his latest book Ending the Cycle of Father Wounds. For a number of years Bob served as a Master Sportsman for Christian Sportsman’s Fellowship and a key contributing writer for Christian Sportsman’s Magazine. Whether as a pastor, businessman, husband or father, Bob has dedicated his life to helping people discover their calling and to effectively develop and exercise their passion for God and His mission to change the world.
Regardless of all of the things Bob Reccord has done and titles he has held, the three most important titles to him are: HUSBAND to Cheryl, DAD to Christy, Bryan and Ashley, and ‘PUPA’ to seven grandchildren
You may reach Bob at Bob@BobReccord.com