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Meet Robert Gallagher and Family

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           (Sarita, Luisa, Landon, Caprice, Sydney, Jayna, and Robert)

Robert is at present an Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies at Wheaton College. Born and raised in New South Wales, Australia, he grew up in a godly home, but did not become a follower of Jesus until his second year at the University of Wollongong. The ministries of Pastor Bill and Joan Beard, and the CRC Churches International (Australia) deeply influenced him in his walk with Christ. While completing his Bachelor of Science degree in Material Engineering he worked as a metallurgist at John Lysaghts, Port Kembla. Later he joined the teaching staff of Edmund Rice College in Wollongong where he taught mathematics and geography (grades seven to twelve) for seven years.

After teaching at the Catholic boys' high school, Robert pastored with the Lighthouse Christian Centre (an urban multicultural Pentecostal church) in downtown Wollongong. In the twenty one years ministering with this congregation, he served as executive pastor and taught courses in Old and New Testament at their multidenominational Bible school.

Robert and his wife Dolores, with their daughters Sarita and Luisa, moved in 1990 to Pasadena, California where he studied at Fuller Theological Seminary earning Master of Arts degrees in missiology and theology, in addition to a doctorate in intercultural studies. Following completion of his studies Robert joined the faculty of the graduate program in Intercultural Studies at Wheaton College where he teaches courses in biblical theology of mission, the history of missions, and leadership studies.

In 2002 Robert’s wife, Dolores, died of cancer. He has since married Jayna and together they live in Wheaton. 

Jayna taught middle school Language and Arts in Texas and Illinois before becoming an Adjunct Professor of Adult Literacy (TESOL) for Lincoln Christian University, Lincoln, IL. She is also a registered Spiritual Director with Christos and has opportunities to mentor women from all walks of life.

Robert has ministered in Australasia, Europe, Latin America, South East Asia, and Oceania. He continues to serve as a regular speaker and Bible instructor internationally, as well as throughout the United States.

Family Photos

 Full Family
 The Wheaton Family

 

 Jayna & Rob  Five Generations
 Jayna and Robert  Five Generations

 

   Luisa & Sarita
Caprice & Ben Sarita & Luisa

 

 Fuller Graduation
Jayna, Sarita, Robert, & Luisa at Sarita’s doctoral graduation

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