Currently, Rob serves as the lead pastor of Revive Community Church. For over 15 years, Rob has had the opportunity to serve in a variety of leadership roles within the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. In addition to serving at Palmer, Rob teaches at Eastern University, Colorado State University’s Global Campus, and Evangelical Seminary.
Rob’s teaching and research interests generally fall into two categories: global and contextual studies and research methods. Concerning the former, topics such as global organizational leadership, world Christianity, postmodernity, epistemology, and globalization fascinate Rob. Concerning the latter, Rob deeply enjoys unpacking, presenting, and journeying with students as they learn and develop their understanding and skills as researchers.
Finally, the most important thing about Rob is his relationship with Jesus. He describes His life as being encapsulated by the Psalmists words, “Whom have I in heaven, but You? And besides you, I desire nothing on earth.” (Psalm 73:25)
Rob is married to Cas and they have one daughter. The family lives in McConnellsburg, PA.
Ph.D., Organizational Leadership, Eastern University
M.Th., World Christianity, University of Edinburgh
M.Div., Global & Contextual Studies, Evangelical Seminary
Missional Renewal in the Age of Globalization
French, R. P., II. (2019). Global mindset: Cultivating knowledge in multinational organizations. Newcastle, U.K.: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
French, R. P., II. (2016). The fuzziness of mindsets: Divergent conceptualizations and characterizations of mindset theory and praxis. International Journal of Organizational Analysis, 24(4), 673-691. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJOA-09-2014-0797
French, R. P., II, & Chang, H. (2016). Conceptual re-imagining of global "mindset": Knowledge as prime in the development of global leaders. Journal of International Organizations Studies, 7(1), 49-62.
French, R. P., II, & Ehrman, J. E. (2016). Postmodernity as an epistemological shift: Kony 2012 as a case study for the global influence of postmodernity. Journal of World Christianity, 6(2), 237-249. doi: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5325/jworlchri.6.2.0237
French, R. P., II. (2016). Deconstructing The End of Leadership: Postmodernity, epistemology, and worldviews. Sage Open, 6(1), 1-10. doi: 10.1177/2158244016628588
French II, R. P. (2016). World Christianity or world Christianities: Issues of theology explored through a South African study. Africa Journal of Evangelical Theology, 35(1), 67-79.
French, R. P., II. (2015). Judgment, anger, benevolence, and Jonah: Exploring human responses to divine benevolence via the framework of the Judeo-Christian worldview. Evangelical Journal, 33(2), 82-88.
French, R. P., II. (2014). The neglect of eschatology: Examining treatments of the apocalyptic in world Christianity, Christian mission, and popular Christian journals. Evangelical Journal, 32(2), 68-78.
French, R. P., II. (2013). A Roman Catholic Jesuit and a Lutheran Pietist in Tamil Nadu: The rationale informing Roberto de Nobili's and Bartholomew Ziegenbalg's interactions with caste in the 17th and 18th centuries. Journal of Asian Mission, 14(1), 81-98.
French, R. P., II. (2011). Holy Spirit and ecumenical division: Identifying the theological implications of Pentecostal-charismatic growth for western Christianity. Africa Journal of Evangelical Theology, 20(2), 135-164.