Pastor Bob DeAngelo
“I grew up in a Christian home in the Chicago area. Through that time, due to being exposed to a variety of ideas about what Christianity really was and how a person became right with God, I was pretty confused about where God and I stood. I knew that He loved me and that Jesus died for my sins, but I had very little certainty about how I could know for sure that I belonged to Him. While attending a camp at the age of sixteen, through a message from the Bible, God broke through to me, and I understood the truth of the gospel. I said no to my sin in repentance, and received Jesus Christ as my Lord and my Savior, once for all. My life has genuinely never been the same.”
Bob’s desire to teach God’s Word and encourage God’s people started during his high school years. Bob received his undergraduate degree in pastoral studies, and then later graduated with an M.Div.
Pastor Bob (also known as Pastor D) fell in love with Kelly while they were in college, and they got married in 1996. Bob and Kelly have three children – Austin, Julia, and Anna… and one spoiled dog named Sammy.
Pastor D has been at Friendship since 2001. He served as the Youth Pastor until 2020 and currently oversees the discipleship, outreach, and college ministries.
In his spare time, Bob loves to run, hike, travel to new places, do lunch, read, grill, learn, and hang with his family. Bob loves sports – he loves to coach, to watch, and to play soccer; he is a devoted lifelong Chicago Cubs fan; he also cheers for the Carolina Hurricanes.