Dr. Robert P. Hines, Jr.
Pastor Bob was born and raised in Beaver, PA. He majored in history at Maryville College, which is where he met his wife, Pat. After graduating from Maryville, Bob and Pat moved to New Jersey, where he received his seminary degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. Pastor Bob’s first call took him to Ohio, where he served two churches in Cadiz and Jewett. After four years in Ohio, he accepted a call to serve at Calvin Presbyterian Church in Ellwood City, PA. He served at Calvin for 18 years. While serving in Pennsylvania, Pastor Bob received his Doctor of Ministry degree in stewardship from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. In 2002, Pastor Bob and Pat moved to Oakland to serve the congregation here at Oakland Presbyterian Church. Bob has served on several Presbytery committees as member and chair, and as a commissioner to the General Assembly. He is the author of Buying Swamp Land for God, a book of lectionary-based sermons published by CSS Press.
In his spare time, Pastor Bob likes to read, watch movies, travel, blow bubbles for his grandchildren, and spend time with friends and family. He is a diehard fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers. He and Pat have two adult children. Their son, Chris, lives in New Orleans. Their daughter, Erin, lives in Virginia with her husband, Charlie, and their three children.