The Rev. Robert Creech, PhD - Center for the Study of Natural Systems and the Family The Rev. Robert Creech, PhD - Center for the Study of Natural Systems and the Family

The Rev. Robert Creech, PhD

Rev. Robert Creech, PhD, began to serve on the Board of Directors in 2005 with responsibility for developing and directing Defining Leaders and other educational programs for clergy.  He retired from the Board in 2011 but continues to serve as Faculty.  Dr. Creech hosted a CSNSF Conference, The Impact of Death in the Family and Congregation, at Truett Seminary in 2013 and will continue to develop and teach courses in Bowen theory.

Dr. Creech served as Senior Pastor at the University Baptist Church in Houston, Texas from 1987 to 2009. He was on faculty of Houston Baptist University and has served as adjunct professor in biblical studies and in leadership courses in masters and doctoral programs for Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Houston), the Houston Graduate School of Theology, and United Theological Seminary (Dayton, Ohio). He is the co-author of The Leader’s Journey: Accepting the Call to Personal and Congregational Transformation (Jossey-Bass, 2003), which applies principles of Bowen Family Systems Theory to the personal development of congregational leaders.

Dr. Creech received a BA degree from Houston Baptist University in 1974, an MDiv from Southwestern Baptist University in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1976, and a PhD in New Testament Studies from Baylor University in 1984. He has participated in clinical conferences and coaching in Bowen Theory since 1998, and spent a portion of his sabbatical in 2000 at the Georgetown Family Center.

Since 2009 he has held the Hubert H. and Gladys S. Raborn Chair of Pastoral Leadership at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary in Waco, Texas. He also serves as Director of Pastoral Ministries, overseeing the seminary’s theological field education program.