Rob Lyness

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“But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me.”

~ 2 Timothy 1:12

“And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throuout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”

~ Matthew 24:14

Ministry: Instructor for JARON Bible Institute

Serving Location: Central California & International

About Rob

The most important thing to know about me is that I have been extremely blessed to be married to Linda since 1981. We are extremely thankful for God’s gift of our family, our son Nathan and his wife Jen, our grandson Brooks and our daughter Melissa. Since graduating from college in 1979, I have served in several areas in the local church, including teaching and various leadership roles. I have also enjoyed participating in short-term missions in various areas around the world such as Bolivia, Guatemala, Ukraine, Cameroon and Romania.

In 2010, I enrolled in seminary out of a desire to grow in my biblical knowledge and to enhance my ministry skills. In December 2017, I had completed that journey by obtaining a Masters in Christian Ministry from Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary.

In 2014, I retired from a thirty-three year career in public health. My great passions are leadership development and teaching. It is my prayer that God would use me to help my brothers and sisters in the United States to catch a glimpse of God’s great plan of bringing the gospel to all people groups throughout the world.

Since 2013, a year before my retirement, I have been volunteering with Prison Fellowship at Valley State Prison in Chowchilla and Avenal State Prison. In that capacity I facilitate a program called The Urban Ministry Institute. This program offers seminary level education to those who are incarcerated.

In my role as a Missionary with Jaron Ministries, I will continue to seek out opportunities to teach leadership development both in the United States and overseas, as well as to continue seeking ways to serve those who are incarcerated, both inside and as they transition back into society.

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