Pastor Biography

Robert Heerspink

Rev. Robert Heerspink is a native of west Michigan. He completed his undergraduate studies at Calvin College and holds the degrees of Master of Divinity and Master of Theology from Calvin Theological Seminary.  He has also received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Bob was ordained a minister of the Word in the Christian Reformed Church of North America in 1979, and has 26 years of parish experience, having served four churches throughout west Michigan.  He was appointed the Director of The Back to God Hour in 2006.

Bob has written several resources related to congregational stewardship, including the book, Becoming a Firstfruits Congregation. He is a regular contributor to TODAY, the monthly devotional of The Back to God Hour.

Bob is married to Edith (Miedema) and they have three children.  His hobbies include reading fictional and historical works, watersports, and occassional golfing. 

God took Bob to his eternal home on Saturday, October 1, 2011, after a brief battle with cancer.

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Get Your House In Order

Air Date: 01-31-2010

Bible Verse: 2 Kings 20:1-7

PREPARED TO DIE?! The summer of 2009 was a hard one for a baby boomer like me when it comes to facing issues of mortality. Baby boomers lost two icons of their generation. Farrah Fawcett, whose infamous pinup poster sold in the millions, died of cancer. And then an even …

Guidelines For Givers

Air Date: 01-24-2010

Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 8:1-15

The Most Unsavory Part of Worship Maybe you don’t like to attend worship services much. And why? Well, because that collection plate floats by your nose on such a regular basis whenever you take up a place in the pew. "The church," you say, "is always begging for my money!" …

Christ and Credit

Air Date: 01-17-2010

Bible Verse: Psalm 37, Romans 13:8, Proverbs 22:7

THE NATIONAL DEBT AND THOMAS JEFFERSONToday, in the United States, we’ve been told that the recession is officially over. But for a lot of people it really doesn’t feel that way. "Good luck surviving the recovery!" heralded one news magazine cover. And why? Well, for a number of reasons, but …

Seven Things I Want Kids To Know About Money

Air Date: 01-10-2010

Bible Verse: Proverbs 10:1-22

SWEEPING MONEY TALK UNDER THE RUG Some time ago, I heard the story of a very liberated couple. This couple had decided that they would raise their children in a very liberated way. As part of their parenting approach, they would discuss any and every topic in the presence of …

Speaking Of Money&hellip

Air Date: 01-03-2010

Bible Verse: 1 Timothy 6:3-19

MONEY TALKLet’s talk about money. That perks up everyone’s ears. If there is one thing that gets people focused, it’s the mention of money. Page through a copy of USA Today, and you will find all manner of advertisements offering ways to substantially increase your income, grow your investments. Money …

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