Dr. Bob and Carolyn are the founding and Senior Pastors of Vertical Church. Bob functions as the primary teaching pastor, oversees curriculum and course development, leadership training, and church business affairs. Bob has Doctorate (DMin) and Master (ThM) degrees in Ministry and Theology and is ordained with Global Awakening ministries led by Dr. Randy Clark. His doctoral dissertation focused upon the validity of Christian healing ministry as it relates to evangelism and church growth.
His newest book, Our Eyes Are on You: Principles to Prevail in Faith and Prayer, is available from Amazon. He has written two books on healing ministry, Receive Your Miracle Now and A Case for Healing Today, and an encouraging book on living an extraordinary life, Fulfill Your Dreams: Seize the Day and Be Extraordinary, which can also be found on Amazon. Bob writes weekly blog articles that can be found at BobSawvelle.com.
In addition to his pastoral duties and writing, Bob is a DMin doctoral mentor for the Randy Clark Scholars cohort at United Theological Seminary (UTS). He also serves as an adjunct professor teaching masters level classes in evangelism, discipleship, and church planting with the Global Awakening Theological Seminary (GATS), and he is an online course facilitator for Global Awakening’s Christian Healing Certification Program (CHCP) and Christian Prophetic Certification Program (CPCP).
Hannah is the Passion Youth Pastor. She grew up at Passion and has a unique love and commitment to the people who call Passion their home. Hannah earned a BA in Psychology from the University of Florida with an emphasis on marriage and family. As Youth Pastor, Hannah oversees Passion youth meetings and events, and interacts with Passion parents and teens. She also administers the social media department and assists with the development of the marriage and family ministry. Husband, Tyler, is a leader in the First Touch ministry and assists with the youth. When they aren’t working, you will find them loving on their new baby!