Robert Barkley received his Biblical and Theological training from both Nazarene Bible college and Nazarene Theological Seminary. He was ordained an Elder with the Church of the Nazarene in 1999. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in 2012 and has also completed a Masters of Arts in Theological Studies through Nazarene Theological Seminary in December of 2016.

Pastor Robert has a desire to mentor those around him and seeks out those who desire the same. He has a deep love for God and longs to share this relationship with his community of faith. Robert has a love of the Bible and its languages and culture. He has studied these at length and often shares this in his biblical preaching. He loves to share this knowledge with those around him. He has been in pastoral ministries for 20 years.

Robert is married to his wife, Diane. They have been married for 35+ years. Most of these years have been spent in the Western United States. They have served three churches, one in Arizona, one in Idaho, and now First Church of the Nazarene in Elk City, Oklahoma.

They have two daughters who are both grown and raising families of their own.

Two things that might help you know Pastor Robert are; #1 He loves to play the guitar. #2 He loves to fish and hunt.

Contact Pastor Robert at the following email address: elkcityfirst@cableone.net