Rob Watkins grew up in Huntington Beach, CA, where he accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal saviour at 10 years of age, through the bus ministry of a local baptist church. This was also the age at which he began learning the art of ventriloquism. Sensing God's call to preach at 15, he graduated from High School at 16 and headed to Bible College in preparation for the ministry. He and his wife Terri have been married since 1979 and have five children. After serving as a Children's Pastor and Interim Pastor, Rob was used of the Lord to plant a Baptist church in Southern California. After serving there for 9 years, he became the Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Yucca Valley, CA, where he labored for nearly 25 years. In addition to pastoring, he has served as a Bible College President and Instructor. With the growing demand for his ministry, Rob began to sense the Lord's leading from pastoral ministry into itinerant gospel ministry and so he entered into full-time evangelism in the Summer of 2016. His home church is still Calvary Baptist Church in Beautiful Yucca Valley, CA.
Rob's ministry brings a unique skill set into the local church. Using award winning ventriloquism and illusions (he calls Gospel FX) in a fun, playful and compelling way to draw people's attention, there is then the opportunity to present the life transforming Gospel from the Word of God.