Dr. Rob Burns was called to be the Senior Pastor of East Pointe Baptist Church in 2005. Rob grew up in River Ridge, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans. He graduated from the University of New Orleans with a degree in marketing and was in sales work for seven years prior to entering New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary where he obtained his Masters of Divinity degree. After pastoring for eleven years Rob completed his Doctor of Ministry degree at Columbia Theological Seminary. Rob has been a pastor since 1989 and pastored churches in Belzoni, MS, Pearl, MS, and Denham Springs, LA, prior to being called to East Pointe.Rob's hobbies include reading, running, and just hanging out at home.
Rob and his wife, Rhonda, have been married since August 1981. Rhonda is from Arcadia, LA, and teaches four-year-olds in the weekday preschool program at Faith Family Fellowship in Spanish Fort. They have two children. Their older son Robert, Jr. (Robby), is a graduate of the University of Alabama, and is currently living in West Virginia. Their younger son, Ryan, is a graduate of Auburn University. He is employed by Brasfield and Gorrie Construction Company in Birmingham, Alabama.