Dr. Rob Pochek was called to serve as the Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church of Charlottesville on Park Street on February 28, 2016. Dr. Pochek served churches in Missouri, Illinois, and North Carolina before moving to Charlottesville. He has been married to Susan since 1989 and they have two grown children: David and Jessica.
Pastor Rob received his M.Div. and a Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He has had articles published by Baptist Press, Biblical Recorder of NC, ChurchLeaders.com, and SermonCentral.com. He has also written Sunday School commentaries for state Baptist papers. His first book, The Unleashed Church, was published by Rainer Publishing in November 2014 and is available on Amazon. Dr. Pochek is Adjunct Faculty at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where he teaches Evangelism and Missions. He writes occasionally on his blog.
Pastor Rob is a fan of the L.A. Lakers, Dallas Cowboys, St. Louis Cardinals, Monster Energy Supercross racing, and UVA athletics. (It’s an odd combination of teams…but he claims it is the result of growing up in an area without decent sports teams to root for!) In his spare time, you will likely find him riding his Harley Davidson Ultra Ltd, hunting whatever happens to be in season, or playing a round of golf.