Robert Keatts is first and foremost a Christ-follower, surrendering his life to the Lordship of Christ Jesus as a teen. His life verse is Galatians 2:20, I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Robert’s passion is to study the Word of God and through a teaching, preaching, and discipleship ministry lead others to grow in their understanding of God’s Word. He desires to see God’s people develop a passion for studying and applying God’s Word in their lives so they may live out a Biblical world view and thereby go and make disciples.

Robert is also a husband, dad, pastor, and mentor. In 1995, he married his best friend and sweetheart, Shelley.

Robert and Shelley have four daughters: Sarah, Lauren, Haley, and Emily.

Robert loves his family and enjoys spending time with them, whether playing games, taking walks on the beach, going on a trip, or just hanging out and talking. Robert also enjoys biking and playing tennis.

Robert earned his Master of Divinity degree from Luther Rice Seminary in Lithonia, GA, in 2008, and his Bachelor of Science degree from Columbia Bible College (now Columbia International University) in Columbia, SC, in 1995. Through the years he has had the opportunity to serve as a Youth and Children's Pastor, Church Planter, Pastor, and Senior Pastor in churches in VA, NC, SC, GA and AL. Presently, Robert serves as Senior Pastor at College Acres Baptist Church.

In addition to his pastoral ministry, Robert has also served as a leader in local Baptist associations and a Baptist Campus Ministry and as a mentor for the Sunday School and Open Group Ministries of the Georgia Baptist Convention.