Bob Meyer and his wife, Karen, have six children and eleven grandchildren. Bob is retired from the United States Air Force. He was first ordained as an elder at WBC in 1978.
“But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved” (Eph 2:4–5). The Lord’s time to draw me to Himself was as a senior in college. I had grown up in a denominational church, but never heard the gospel. In the spring of 1965, my soon to be mother-in-law invited me to Westerville Bible Church where I heard God’s message of grace and salvation and the Lord used several messages from God’s Word to open my eyes to His glorious free gift through the substitutionary sacrifice of His Son, Jesus Christ.
Within several months I was off to the U.S. Air Force, and God provided special care for my wife and me by putting us in situations where we could regularly attend Bible studies and good bible preaching churches. No matter where we went around the world, we quickly found small groups of believers with whom to fellowship and grow.
It has been a joy and privilege to serve as an elder on and off over the years. Concern and caring for the local flock has certainly taught me many things, especially through helping and encouraging those of like precious faith.