Dr. Rob Collins has served as the Senior Pastor at First Baptist since October of 2018. He came here after serving as Associate Pastor of Locust Grove Baptist Church in New Market, AL for over ten years.

Dr. Rob holds a Doctor of Ministry from McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University (Atlanta, GA), a Master of Divinity from Gardner-Webb University School of Divinity (Boiling Springs, NC), and a Bachelor of Arts from Howard Payne University (Brownwood, TX). He grew up in Fort Worth, Texas and is an avid Dallas Mavericks fan.

In ministry Dr. Rob uses storytelling to help others experience the love of God. When not in the pulpit Dr. Rob appreciates reading, watching movies, traveling with his family, and playing board games.

Rob is married to Casey, who he met while serving in Alabama. They were married in June of 2010 and together they have two young children.

Casey is a Special Education teacher, with a Masters degree from Arkansas State University (Jonesboro, AR) and a Bachelors degree from Samford University (Birmingham, AL). Casey teaches at Sterling Middle School and serves on the Board of Directors for Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service. Outside of teaching Casey enjoys family time, exercising, reading, painting, witty comedies, and hot cups of coffee.

email Rob@fbcpeoria.org