Rob Furlong is currently Senior Pastor of Woodvale Baptist Church, located in Woodvale, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia.
Rob has served in pastoral ministry for over 32 years, including 20 years as Senior Pastor of Thornlie Church of Christ, before transitioning to a role as Pastoral Consultant with Baptist Churches WA for 2 years.
In 2017 Rob returned to pastoral ministry at Woodvale Baptist Church and is once again building into the life of a local church.
He has either led or was a member of a number of Short Term Mission teams that saw him travel to Vietnam, Thailand, India and Zimbabwe. He has also had extensive experience in teaching, training and preaching to leaders and church members in order to better equip them for the ministry they have been called to. While at Thornlie Church of Christ the church grew missionally and resulted in a number of people travelling overseas on short term missions to build orphanages, assist the poor and provide medical aid.
He is passionate about Leadership Development, Mission and teaching the Word of God and completed his Masters studies at Vose, including a thesis on ‘Pastoral Burnout and Recovery’. He has a desire to be a part of assisting the next generation of leaders to emerge in the local church in Western Australia.
Rob is married to Karen and together they have four adult children and 14 grandchildren! He is the chaplain to the Western Warriors Cricket Team, supports the Fremantle Dockers, enjoys reading, bike riding with Karen and is a budding master chef.