Robert W. Townsend

Senior Pastor

Ministry Involvement

  • Executive Staff
  • Ministerial Council

Robert William Townsend is a loving husband, father and pastor, gifted expositor, and a passionate leader. As a servant of God his chief aim is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ. Second only to family, Pastor T as he is affectionately called, all consuming passion is the faithful proclamation of God's word in way that is clear, relevant, and challenging.For 10 years Pastor Townsend has served as the Senior Pastor of Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church (aka "The ROCK"). Under his servant leadership, the ministry has seen significant growth and relocated to a larger campus for the glory of God. His vision is to attract people in the community to trust Christ as Savior and Lord, so they will magnify God in worship, embrace membership in Christ church, grow to Christ like maturity, and be equipped for a ministry in the church and mission in the world.

On August 14, 1971, Pastor T was born in Kansas City, MO to Brenda (Townsend) Perkins and the late Rev. Wesley Townsend. His late father was a Baptist pastor and his mom is a faithful Christian worker and psalmist. Through the loving, responsible and encouraging tutelage of his mom and dad, he accepted Christ into his life at the age of 7. He credits his parents with the life of faith he now lives. It was this very faith, which lead him to accept his call into the ministry and on July 5, 1992, he preached his very first "public" sermon. Since that time, he has dedicated himself to making plain the Word of God for the people of God to the glory of God.

Pastor T is often asked to share at numerous conferences, workshops, leadership events and worship services throughout country. He serves as the Administrative Assistant for Ministers Division of the National Baptist Convention USA Inc., the Vice-Moderator of the Northwestern District Association Dallas, TX, and is a member of the Dallas Baptist Association and Baptist General Convention of TX.

Pastor T is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and is a graduate of United Theological Seminary Dayton, OH where he earned a Masters of Divinity. He plans to pursue is Doctorate of Ministry in the very near future. Pastor T is married to the multitalented, Karen Brown-Townsend whom he affectionately calls "my miracle," and together they have one daughter, Natalie, and one son, Morgan.

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