bob hendersonBob's ministry has focused on the centrality of worship, on
 pastoral care, and on vibrant mission programs.

He is interested 
in creating and leading dynamic worship that is faithful to 
Reformed Theology. "With the dawn of the new millennium, the church stands at a critical juncture in her history,” Bob says. “Certainly I believe the problems plaguing our world - economic disparity, racial injustice, oppression, the list goes on - find their only true hope in the gospel. Yet in our pluralistic world of competing claims, we have the unique opportunity to convey the particularity of the Christian message through language and symbols that bridge the gap between the sacred and the secular.”

Bob came to Covenant from Westminster 
Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, N.C., where he served as senior pastor 1993 to 2008. Prior to Westminster,
 Bob was associate pastor of the Eastminster Presbyterian 
Church in Stone Mountain, Ga., from 1988-1993. Bob's family moved to Winston-Salem 
when he was 12 years old, and he graduated from Reynolds 
High School in 1980. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree
 with a major in economics and religion from Furman University, he received his Master of Divinity
 degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and was ordained March
 12, 1989. In 1996, he was awarded his Doctor of Ministry degree 
from Columbia Theological Seminary.

Bob loves to see people grow in their personal faith. He
 has witnessed this particularly on mission trips and in local
 mission programs. Bob has participated in three trips to Kenya, including one with his family as
 part of a sabbatical in 2005. In addition, Bob has organized
 mission teams to Haiti, Mexico, and Appalachia, and his
 congregation initiated an innovative partnership with an 
underprivileged neighborhood in Greensboro. "An active, hands-on passion for mission proceeds from both vibrant worship and deliberate cultivation of the spiritual life,” he says. “Activities and assets that tangibly extend the love of God to our needy world lend a concrete expression to the liberating gospel of Jesus Christ.”