Rob and his wife Debbie became Christians together after the birth of their second child. Their salvation experience was, without doubt, the most defining experience of their life. From a completely non-faith background, Rob and Debbie were clearly called into full-time Christian ministry.

Rob and Debbie planted Southland Church in 1995, a church they pastored for twenty-seven years. From an initial group of five adults, Southland Church went on to purchase, co-develop, and occupy, a five-star church facility in the heart of the Pasadena Green Shopping Centre in the southern suburbs of Adelaide. Rob has served on the Vineyard Churches National Board, mentored pastors, business leaders, and church planters as well as leading a multi-staffed team to grow the local church and influence the local community.

At the start of 2022, Rob resigned from Southland Church to take up a role with the Australian Christian Lobby as Queensland State Director.