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Example and Encouragement

Updated: 2018-03-06T06:22:16.277-05:00


Christmas Kick-Off








Beach Baptism This Weekend!

I'm so excited about the weekend!

We will be baptizing at the beach in the Pensacola area and in South Florida:

Pensacola Beach Pier - 5pm CST

South Florida - Ft. Lauderdale Beach - 5pm EST



We had an awesome weekend here at Flamingo Road Church. We are doing a series call "Heroes and Villains".


It started this weekend and we were praying for and expecting an incredible weekend. God gave us what we asked for and more.
I have had the privilege to serve at FRC for over twenty years. I can still remember praying with Dan Southerland and Allen Distefano way back then for this weekend. We prayed for the day that we would break through the 10.000 mark. This past weekend we had over 12,000 in weekend attendance. It was the first time we have broken through the 10,000 mark on a regular weekend.
It is so awesome to see a prayer answered that was prayed over twenty years ago. We feel honored and blessed that God would bless and trust us with this.
I will be fun to see what God does in the next twenty years.

Awesome Series


Awesome new series at FRC over the next few weeks...

Come and check it out!

Leadership Summit 2009


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Leadership Summit Promo from Flamingo Road Church on Vimeo.




Summit Spotlight: Bono

Bono is the lead singer of Irish rock band U2, which has sold more than 140 million albums and won numerous awards, including 22 Grammys. A well-known activist in the fight against AIDS and extreme poverty in Africa, he co-founded DATA (Debt, AIDS, Trade, Africa) in 2002, The One Campaign in 2004, and Product (RED) in 2006, and was named TIME’s Person of the Year for 2005. Interviewed for the Summit in 2006, he challenged church leaders to mobilize against the ravages of global AIDS and poverty. Be a part of the continuing story, as Bono talks in an exclusive video about the church's inspiring response and about his continuing life journey as a "single issue protagonist.

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Danielle's Engagement


Last night was an awesome night for our family. Our youngest daughter Danielle got engaged to a great young man Thomas Glover. He loves God, our daughter and our family. The only problem is that he is a Georgia Bulldog fan. That's ok because their coach played at "The U".

The whole event was captured on TV. You can see it from the link below...

We are celebrating this time with our family and thanking God for answering our prayers from many years ago before Danielle was even born. We are excited to have another godly young man in our family. Welcome to the gang Thomas. We will all be cheering for the Bulldogs when they play the Gators!

Happy Father's Day


Happy Father's Day Dad!
I miss you!



"It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things."
Henry David Thoreau

I wish I could say that I have always lived this characteristic of wisdom out in my life but the truth is I have not.
Sometimes things done in desperation work out but most of the time they don't.
I remember when my wife and I bought a car that was a piece of junk. It was an act of desperation. The good part of that story is that we learned a valuable lesson. Now when we make any large purchase we take at least a day to pray about it.
This is not an answer car-dealers like to hear but it has allowed us not to act impulsively or out of desperation.



This weekend we will be kicking off a brand new series called The End.

Is the end near? Everybody has questions and during this series we will see what the Bible says about the end times.

You're not going to want to miss it. Click here for service times and directions to one of our campuses.

Mother's Day


My mom is going to be in town this weekend. I am pumped that she will be here with my family.
She is coming in for two reasons...

1. My daughter Danielle is graduating from Palm Beach Atlantic University (We are so proud of her)

2. She will be here so we can honor her on Mother's Day.

My Mom is awesome! She is an incredible example to my whole family.
One of the ways that we will honor her is by taking her to church at FRC.

You can do the same.
Check out this link to see all that will be going on.

Don't miss this incredible opportunity.

Good Research


Good research always pays off.
By taking the time to do some good research I have found the true source of Swine influenza...




"If you had one month left to live, you'd be surprised at all the things that really didn't matter any more"
Wayne Cordeiro




I have a friend who is going through a nasty divorce. Both he and his wife are hurting in a big way from all that is going on. They have children and there is a lot of anger and confusion on their part as well. I have really struggled with how to help them. I want to be a good friend and give them the best direction that I can.
I have something that I am sharing with them and you. If you or someone you know is going through this same struggle you need to check out the video below.
This is a way to find healing from one of those things that can get pretty nasty.
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I've Missed



We will remember this for the rest of our lives


Every once in a while you experience things that you will never forget. I know our minds are full of memories both good and bad but what I am talking about here is those obvious things that you can look at someone and say, "We will remember this for the rest of our lives".That is the kind of experience that we had at Flamingo Road Church this past weekend.Easter weekend always gives us great opportunities. This past weekend our team at FRC leveraged that opportunity to touch peoples lives.We saw thousands come to events in the communities that we serve in.We saw thousands come to our services.We saw hundreds give their lives to Christ.We saw over 600 put on the God-jersey by being baptized.Galatians 3:27(CEV),"And when you were baptized, it was as though you had put on Christ in the same way you put on new clothes."We have an incredible team at FRC.We work hard.We celebrate what God is doing in our church and community.We thank God for giving us a weekend that "we will remember for the rest of our lives".[...]

Ash Trays and Church


I pulled up to FRC the other morning and I saw a ash tray when I got out of my car.

My first reaction was to start laughing.
I remember when I was a kid some of the men in our church would stand to the side of the front entrance and smoke their cigarettes before they came in.
The funny part is that the people who would complain the most about these smokers were tobacco farmers.
I can still remember my dad talking about it.
I guess the reason I started laughing when I saw this is that I know some people will complain about it. They might even say that we are making it easier for some to smoke.
The way look at it is that I am so honored to work at a church that is reaching people in our community. When you are in the people business it can get messy every once in a while. After all they are just like you and me.
I hope you will leverage everything you can to bring people to FRC this Easter weekend.
We will be ready for you and them. Ash trays and all!
Check out the link below for the service times at all 7 campuses....
Don't miss it and don't come alone!


Easter Rally


Tomorrow night we are having an Easter Rally at the Cooper City Campus of FRC. We are going to get ready for our Easter services.(image) We are going to be doing a ton of Easter services at FRC starting Friday the 10th going through Sunday the 12th.(image) Here is the important part of tomorrow night....
You have to get here early!
We are going to start with a BANG!
Make sure you are here by 6:45 so you can get in and ready because at 7:00 - BAM!!!

I Miss My Dad!!!


- This blog was written on 3/26/2009 -

My dad died a year ago today.
I took some time this afternoon to remember him.
The things I remember and admire the most about my dad is his relationship with God, our family, and the people that were fortunate to be around him. I say that because he loved people; because he loved God.
He was solid!
I miss him!!!
I think about him every day but I wanted and needed today to be special.
It was a good afternoon!
I love you dad!!!(image)
E. G. Robertson
11-26-1931 ~ 3/26/2008



Wow! What a busy weekend for our family. We had the wedding and all that goes along with it from rehearsal to relatives and friends being here.
In spite of all that was going on we made sure that we were at our church FRC.
We also made sure that those that were still here visiting went with us.
I guess you could say that we used the wedding to leverage others to come to church with us.
I heard Pastor Troy use this word a couple of years ago when he challenged moms at Mother's Day to leverage everything they could to get their families to come to church with them on Mother's Day. That simple word has stuck with me since then.
One of the greatest times of year to do that is coming up with Easter.
It is an awesome time for us to leverage something to get others to church on Easter Day.
We are having a bunch of services at FRC. I would encourage you to be there and leverage everything you have to get others there!(image)

"It's A Beautiful Day"


Friday was a beautiful day for our family.My daughter was gorgeous. As her dad I was so proud of her.God blessed us with great weather, friends and family to make this an incredible memory for all of us.We are all exhausted and tired but it was worth it all.Here are some pictures that describe it all far better than I can.Thanks to all of you who made this "A Beautiful Day".[...]

Mixed Emotions


Today my oldest daughter will be getting married. Everyone I run into ask me how I feel.I am not nervous!I am not sad!I am not upset!I am very happy and excited!I took time this morning to thank God for today. The weather is beautiful outside but even more than that, I have a beautiful daughter.She is beautiful on the inside and the outside! She has never given us any problems. Every time I think about her I smile. She makes me happy.Another reason that I am happy today is because she is marrying a great young man.Jimbo loves my daughter, our family, The U, and best of all he loves God.We are very blessed!There are some mixed emotions in this whole thing...The hurt of letting her go!The joy of giving her to a Godly man who loves you!I am doing the ceremony with the help of my dear friend Matt Miller.I will let you know how I do. If I do shed some tears they will simply be tears of joy. I LOVE YOU NOEL AND I AM PROUD OF YOU!!![...]

Livin'Above The Rim


Yesterday was a great opportunity. Several of us from the FRC staff got to go to the American Airlines Arena to do a video shoot. Pastor Troy did an awesome job. The person that he got to interview was awesome as well. It is kind of a surprise so you will have to wait and see who it was. Easter services at FRC would be a great time to see who it was. We were able to hang out in the arena where the 2006 NBA Champions "Miami Heat" play. It was an incredible experience.
As you can see I got to see what it was like to be above the rim...(image) February and March are huge months in our family this year.
I guess you could say we are "Livin' Above The Rim"!

Kelli and I celebrated our 26th wedding anniversary last month.

We also celebrated 20 years in ministry at FRC.(image) Next week we will celebrate our daughter's wedding.(image) All I can say is, "God is good" and we are enjoying "Livin' Above The Rim".