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Robert E Haynes

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Robert E Haynes
In addition to his role as the Director of Education and Leadership for World Methodist Evangelism, Rob Haynes is an author, speaker, teacher, pastor, theologian, and missiologist. His work focuses on local and global mission and evangelism, forming disciples for missional service, leadership development in new and existing church communities, and fostering new spaces for conversations on faith and culture. He is a seasoned mission leader and continues to research new ways of engaging in evangelism and mission.

Born in Paducah, Kentucky, Rob lived in both Ohio and Kentucky until moving to the Alabama Gulf Coast in 1991. He completed a BSci in education at the University of South Alabama, an MA in biblical and theological studies at the University of Mobile. After seminary training at Asbury Theological Seminary, Rob received a PhD in theology from Durham University in Durham, England. He is a senior John Wesley Fellow, senior Harry Denman Fellow, and a visiting fellow at St. John’s College, Durham University. Rob's publications include Consuming Mission: Towards a Theology of Short-Term Mission and Pilgrimage (Wipf and Stock, 2018), and “‘Come in the Right Way’: Effective Evangelism in Pluralistic Cultures” in E. Stanley Jones & Sharing the Good News in a Pluralistic Society (Wesley’s Foundery Books, 2018).

Rob’s passion is to help individuals and churches join discipleship with witness, mission with evangelism, and personal holiness with social holiness.

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