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Robert D. Lewis (Bob) spent his early years as a youth minister, a youth evangelist, and a pastor. It was here that his study of Scripture and church administration took on serious dimensions. He also learned firsthand about the reality of church conflict.
Later in life, Lewis served as an executive director of an association of Baptist churches in the Greater Sacramento, CA, Area. Here he served as a denominational liaison, a church consultant, and a mediator of church conflicts and disputes.
One of his most helpful experiences was a season of communication training with Dr. John S. Savage, the founder and president of L.E.A.D. Consultants, Inc., for 25 years, and currently a senior consultant/trainer for the Kilgore Group. Lewis spent 200 hours in workshops with Dr. Savage and his associates studying listening skills, such as story listening, body language, and neurolinguistic programming theory and techniques. As an ordained minister, Lewis learned the importance of listening, the power of a question, and the power of effective public speaking.
Lewis has always been interested in writing. He wrote a monthly op. ed. piece for the Sacramento Association of Baptist Churches for 18 years plus other articles for publications. In 2013 he co-authored Book #2 in the Little Big Book Series published by CRC Press of the Taylor & Francis Group. It is a business book targeting companies involved in Quality Management using high performance teams. It is also helpful for those wanting an introduction to personal communication theory and techniques. The title is Closing the Communication Gap: An Effective Method for Achieving Desired Results.
Lewis' second book is entitled Barnacle Busters: Keeping Your Church Seaworthy. It is distributed by Smashwords.com.
Lewis is married to Deborah and they have 3 children and 5 grandchildren.