About Us
who we are

The Church Connected is a non-traditional online church. Instead of focusing on traditional sermons, we focus on creating image editing for our devotional content, teachings, comics and animation.

We use easy to understand scripture versions and stories to inspire, motivate and encourage growth in your journey with Jesus

In short, The Church Connected is an Online Church. While some of us may attend church only online and others may attend a physical location, there are others who are called "the unchurched."

These are believers who, whatever the reason, don't or won't attend a church, in the traditional sense. But, in Jesus Christ, we are still connected!

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Our Vision and Mission

Our Mission is to provide spiritual encouragement, education, prayer and practical help to live a connected and engaged life. We create and provide Christ-­centered, friendly, encouraging, motivational and practical material, available in various teaching modes. We provide bible studies, community engagement, inspirational devotions, inspirational comics, inspirational animations, podcasts and videos presentations. We support and partner with churches and organizations working in local communities and throughout the world.

Our Origins

The Church Connected was born in 2006, from the understanding and realization that there are a lot of people have decided that they aren't interested in or don't have the time or ability to go to an in-person, brick & mortar church.

There are specifics within those general reasons, these people still wanted and/or needed a spiritual community. In short, they wanted a connection where they can get prayer, teaching, motivation, encouragement and engagement.

So, starting with a small website and email newsletters, we sent out devotionals and bible studies and moved to texting and Social Media in order to meet these needs and the needs of anyone seeking a closer, practical relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

As trends in communication began to change, we accepted the need for a more graphic and story based approach to fulfilling our mission. With that, we began incorporating more design elements, comics and animation, as well as music in our material.

TCC Membership

Membership in The Church Connected is for anyone who give evidence to their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ through the profession of their faith and who voluntarily hold to the fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith. (Ephesians 4:16).

The Church Connected is an Online Church, ministering to churched and unchurched people, therefore, for organizational purposes, The Church Connected has two general types of members: Home Members and Supplemental Members.

A Home Member is one who has made a verbal and/or written request or acknowledgement that he or she is interested in connecting to The Church Connected as their Virtual Home Church for spiritual engagement, edification and care.

A Supplemental Member is a member who regularly receives materials, encouragement and care in order to supplement what they received from their own "Home Church."

We welcome you to be a Home Member. We would just need for you to contact us with your request and desire to be a part of The Church Connected family.

Contact Us To Request Home Membership Or If You Have Questions

* Remember, your involvement is based on our mutual engagement. So stay in touch.

Pastor and Founder

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MY BACKGROUND:
I was raised in a Christian home, being taught and teaching the bible I accepted Christ and invited Him into my heart at a very early age. Before starting The Church Connected, I was involved in a parachurch, Discipleship Training Ministry that stressed discipling anyone who you lead to Christ and learning and applying various types of Bible Studies through seminars, conferences and personal study.

MY EDUCATION AND WORK:
I received a BA in City Planning and a M.Ed. in education. I have a passion for the community and a focus on teaching.

So, I became a Adjunct Professor in the Undergraduate Business Program at the Union Institute & University teaching Management Information System (MIS) classes consisting primarily of E-Commerce classes. I taught Information Security and Management Information Systems courses.

Through my education and experience, I've always tried to motivate my students to have a holistic practicality that will allow for immediate implementation.

During that time I also worked at a Marketing Research Firm, where I worked in the graphic department, creating charts, graphs and image editing.

I'm a writer and website creator with written work on various topics, having stories and articles on various websites, newsletters and social media. I'm a published author of a Christian exercise and devotional journal and two comic book series.

I'm a former Martial Arts Instructor and Meditative Karate Coach, Robert taught Shotokan karate classes through the Mid-America WTKO at the Japanese Karate-Do. Robert has been involved in teaching seminars and workshops primarily on Self-Protection & Awareness and Moving Meditation for Relaxation.