Bob Hayes was born in Houston, Texas, and is the third generation of Methodist ministers in his family. Growing up in a Methodist parsonage the call to ministry came early, and at age 13, Robert gave his life to Christ. He says that his life was shaped by his father's preaching and his mother's knowledge of the great hymns of the faith.
Bob is married to Deliliah "Dee” Hayes and is the proud father of three grown children: Joya, Robert III, and Ryan. After retiring from his service as a United Methodist bishop he joined the staff of The Woodlands Methodist Church and was recently elected to serve the United Christian Ashram ministry as a member of The Four, the governing staff of the UCA that was set up by E. Stanley Jones when the ministry began.
Bob completed his undergraduate studies at Huston-Tillotson College in Austin, Texas, majoring in English, and did his seminary graduate work at Perkins School of Theology, SMU, Dallas, Texas. He later completed his D.Min. at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.
Bob is known as one of the best communicators in the faith and we are excited to have him back this summer at the Texas Christian Ashram.