Pastor Rob Douglas is a shepherd, as described in the Bible, A modern day pastor acts as the shepherd. Jeremiah 3:15 tells us “Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding.”

That may sound like our pastor as he “tends to his flock” more seriously.  In his early days, Pastor Rob developed his shepherding skills by watching his father, also a pastor.

He was born in Sioux Falls, SD, moving at a very young age to Barrington where he was raised. Pastor Rob is also a husband and father.  He met and married Christy in 1992.  The couple have three children: Katie who attends Midwestern University; Annie who is in her 3rd year of law school at Tulane: and Sarah who attends Augustana in Rock Island.

Being a good shepherd as well as a loving husband and father didn’t come easily to Pastor Douglas.  His first church was Prince of Peace Lutheran, in Addison, Il.  He then moved his family as well as his ministry to a new church in Kingsland, Ga., where he stayed for just over 4 years. His next assignment with St. James Lutheran of Naperville brought Pastor Rob and his family back to the Chicagoland area.  St. James Lutheran bought land for a new church and merged with Redeemer Lutheran Church in Aurora to form Faith Lutheran in February 2005.  The current church and building were completed in 2008.  

Pastor Rob said it was in 2003 that the “church” as we all know it today began to take off.  He said his first hire was a director of Music.  By 2010, the congregation had tripled in size and more staff were brought on board to complete the church.  

He proudly said usually only 20 percent of church consolidations who merge stay together.  Faith goes on the remained column.

While at Faith, Pastor Rob moves very quickly but expertly through his church building to greet each member, again a shepherd tending to his flock.