C ount to One is the ministry led by Bishop Robert, who is a global voice for unity in the Body of Christ. His heart’s cry is the prayer of Jesus in John 17, that followers of Jesus may be one, and so proclaim the message of the Gospel in the power of His glory. God gave Bishop Robert an interesting task one day in prayer, telling him “I am teaching you to count to one!” The lesson was to be found in a simple truth revealed in the pages of the scriptures. The Lord’s determination to see the unity of His Body restored and His desire to see the power of His glory displayed to a lost and dying world will strike you with deliberate force as Bishop Robert leads us all in learning to “Count To One” and focus on the essentials of the gospel.
Ordained to the ministry in 1999 in the Assemblies of God, Bishop Robert was consecrated a bishop in the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches (The CEEC) on June 10,2012 at the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem. The CEEC is a conservative communion of evangelical Christians who embrace all three historic streams of worship expression in the Church – the sacramental, the evangelical and the Pentecostal.
S ince being consecrated a bishop, he served as the assistant to the CEEC’s Presiding Bishop of the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches, assisting in the global mission of the Communion. Because of his personal experience helping South Sudan as it became an independent nation in 2011, Bishop Robert was appointed as Bishop of South Sudan in January of 2013. Since that time he has been overseeing church growth and development for a fledgling group of a national clergy. In the ensuing years since establishing the Diocese of South Sudan, CEEC churches there have seen significant growth. Thanks to the amazing, hard work of the church people on the ground who are actively preaching the Gospel in the midst of the civil war, close to a dozen new churches have been planted. Bishop Robert was also concurrently appointed as Bishop of the Mediterranean and Middle East and tasked with developing evangelism and church planting opportunities in that region.
Most recently, he was appointed as the CEEC’s Emissary for Christian Unity, assigning him to a global role working to advance the unity of the Body of Christ. As the Emmisary for Christian Unity, Bishop Robert travels the world with the message that Christ desires to see His Body as one – a powerful and life-changing reflection of His own ministry on earth. In so doing, Bishop Robert lays out the principles that every believer in Jesus can use to begin breaking down the barriers that have held them back and building bridges of unity in the Body of Christ.