The Center for Youth and Family Ministry

Robert Oglesby
Director of Youth and Family Ministry

Youth ministry is a passion of Robert's life. He devoted more than 20 years of his life to full-time youth ministry. He found incredible joy in building two youth ministry programs at the Western Hills Church in Temple, Texas, and the Southern Hills Church of Christ in Abilene, Texas. He spent the last 16 years with the Southern Hills church before he moved into his role of teaching at ACU. During his time at ACU, Robert has built a nationally recognized program for youth ministry majors. 

Robert taught at ACU as an adjunct professor in the Bible department for 11 years before he came on full time with the university. Across those years, he was able to teach more than 400 full-time youth ministers, and he trained many interns through his work at Southern Hills. Robert still remains active in church work at Southern Hills as a family minister. He teaches both adult and youth classes. He is a Wilderness Trek coordinator, middle school church camp co-director and family pastoral counselor.

Robert speaks across the country at youth rallies, retreats and seminars. He is frequently hired as a church consultant. He specializes in the hiring process, church crisis situations and evaluating a youth ministry.

Robert is married to Jenny (Linn), who teachers high school English. They have three children: Lauren, Greg and Leslie.

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