Dr. Bob Lay

Bob earned his Doctorate of Education degree from the Presbyterian School and Union Theological Seminary of Richmond, Virginia, Masters degrees from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary (Old Testament Studies) and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (M.Ed.), and a B.A. in the Social Sciences, also from UNCC. Bob served as Christian educator for St. Giles Presbyterian Church from 1980-86, was Assistant Professor of Religion at Northwestern College of Iowa from 1990 to 95, and Professor of Biblical Studies and Christian Ministry at Taylor University from 1995 through 2010. Bob has published Readings in Historical Theology: Primary Sources of the Christian Faith (Kregel Press, 2009), Lessons of Infinite Advantage: William Taylor's California Experiences (Scarecrow Press, 2010), and a number of scholarly articles, some of which appear in the recently published Encyclopedia of Religion in America (CQ Press, 2011). In 2010 Bob submitted his resignation to Taylor University and, together with his wife Chris, joined the staff of World Impact in order to serve the inner city of Los Angeles. Bob is currently the Dean of TUMI-LA, as well as a class facilitator and mentor.

    Kindness Inside Jail: That Time I Saw a Blessing This Side of Heaven

    Have you ever done a simple act of kindness and later found out it made a difference? Many such acts, done in Christ’s name, go unacknowledged. We may never know the outcome of some of these acts this side of heaven. Let me tell you about something I did in which I will not have to wait to find out the result. In my service on behalf of The Urban Ministry...