What Others Say (Testimonials)

Dr. Roane is a complete package. He has a very unique gift of teaching, along with the gift of knowledge, combined with sensitivity and passion that makes him a rare bird indeed. Rarely have I had the opportunity to be around a person who has all the necessary gifts to be called “a complete package,” but Bob is that man. (Dr. Buck Oliphant, Christ E. P. Church, Houston, Texas)


Bob represents, to me, God’s faithful grace in every season of life. He reaches out to the community, ministering with humility and an abiding shepherd’s heart to counsel and comfort. He is ever-ready to help, to supply whatever is needed in times of sorrow, offering hope and love and continual encouragement. He is a scholar of God’s word and it is the baseline foundation for his daily life. He searches it for every decision and says over and over, “Let’s see what the Bible says about that.” His living example of the walk of faith has enriched my life and brought peace as we laughed and prayed together during my mother’s battle against cancer. I trust Bob Roane. (PL, health care professional, Anahola, Hawaii)


Dr. Bob led training classes at River Pointe Church and people were captivated. His technique of praying the Bible back to God was a unique learning for many of us. One person called it, “the most marvelous and useful thing I have learned in Scripture study.” Bob’s booklet “Helps for Those Who Hurt” and his manuscript on Psalm 119 are well organized and well written. I have used both in serving others and comforting myself. (EJ, Richmond, Texas)


Pastor Roane is one of the finest men I have known. He is a man of integrity, a godly example, and demonstrates love and compassion. Our son suffered serious injuries and almost death from an auto accident. He ministered to my wife, my son, and me in wonderful ways, encouraging us and lightening our load, by helping to carry our burden. Bob counseled my daughter and her fiancee before marriage, giving uncompromising Biblical insight in a loving, non-judgmental way. He was instrumental in leading my son-in-law to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. (MS, medical doctor, Clarksville, Arkansas)

Bob is a phenomenal teacher! His knowledge and understanding of Scripture, theology, and church history is immense. He explains complex thoughts and doctrines so that all can understand–using examples, stories, songs, charts, and pictures. Our ten-year-old daughter loves his classes. Bob is passionate about his faith in Christ and cares deeply for people, helping others to develop a meaningful and authentic walk with Jesus. He and his wife are a wonderful couple. (Mr. + Mrs. P, Houston, Texas)


Getting to know Bob Roane has been a pivotal experience in my life. He has helped me to a deeper understanding of the Scriptures. I am a note-taker and, as I listen to Bob, I scribble nonstop. He cares for and is genuinely interested in our family’s needs and circumstances. In pastoral work he is humble, compassionate, practical, selfless, discerning, and wise. He is our friend as well as our former pastor. (AD, teacher, Houston, Texas)


In our 40 plus years of Christian experience, Dr. Bob is one of the finest pastors we have been privileged to have as a teacher, preacher, counselor, and friend. He ministers God’s word with liveliness, humility, application, and deep care for people. He has a shepherding heart–visiting, meeting with, encouraging, praying, helping us and others through family struggles, extending acts of mercy to those in need. Bob builds people up, has great common sense, keeps private matters confidential. We never doubt his integrity, trustworthiness, or motivation. We always feel safe with Bob. (Mr. + Mrs. S, Bend, Oregon)


We are a simple family of Mexican descent and others never gave us the time of day. We were raised Roman Catholic and could hardly understand our Bible. Bob came to our home many times to patiently, lovingly teach us the Holy Scriptures–and our lives changed. We learned that salvation is by God’s grace and faith in Jesus Christ alone and not by doing good works. We are blessed to know Bob as our former pastor, counselor, and mentor. (Mr. + Mrs. A, Spring, Texas)


I have known Dr. Roane for over 20 years, starting in Philadelphia. His studies on the Lord’s Prayer back then have permanently influenced my prayer life. Over the years he has advised and counseled me wisely through family hardships, career setbacks, studies, and in my preparation to be a minister of the gospel. Bob often prays over the phone with me and others. He has my utmost respect as a judicious Christian man, husband, father, teacher, and friend. He is well-equipped to labor in any corner of the Lord’s vineyard. (BM, pastor, Pickens, Mississippi)


We were blessed to have Bob Roane as our pastor for 13 years. During that time he and his family became cherished friends. Bob devotedly serves the Lord as a teacher and counselor. We could clearly sense Bob’s deep rooted affection for the Lord and His Word from his preaching of Jesus’ gospel and his handling of Scripture. Bob is probably the best Bible teacher I have had the pleasure of learning from. He instilled in me, “Don’t only pay attention to what the characters in the Bible story are doing, pay even greater attention to what the Lord Himself is accomplishing in and through the story.” Bob faithfully explains and applies Bible truth and he omits nothing, teaching all of Scripture. Prayer is foundational in Bob’s life, and I have been present on many occasions where he prayed publicly with and for me or someone else extemporaneously, both in person and on the phone, about a current matter of concern or praise. He is a kind, unselfish, and gentle person who exhibits true humility. Moreover, he shows compassion and appreciation for others in everything he does and says. I am truly grateful for all the blessings the Lord has provided to me and to others using Bob as His instrument. (BJ, retired executive, Katy, Texas)

I observed Dr. Roane’s Old Testament class and he does a great job! He challenges students, but does not push them too far. Students seem to enjoy everything! Dr. Roane demonstrates extensive knowledge of the subject and is very well organized. His communication style is warm and friendly. These are adult students in Business Administration and Dr. Roane helps them apply the Bible to daily life and integrate it into other academic subjects. He challenges students and maintains their interest during these four hour sessions, using varied activities to cater to various learning styles. He makes the classroom a very positive educational environment. (Dr. Steven Rodriguez, former Dean of Faculty, Belhaven University, Houston)


Thanks for being a great teacher! You show wonderful enthusiasm, genuine interest in us, and bring Bible teaching into real life. Don’t change. I learned a lot! (SS, student, Belhaven University)


What I liked most about you teaching this class is your passion for the Lord. I knew very little about the New Testament before I took this class; I love how you taught us in depth about Jesus and following Him. I also liked how well you connected with the class; you kept our attention. Thanks for a wonderful learning experience!!! (YS, student, Windsor Village Methodist Campus)


I enjoyed being in your class. I learned a lot and you were able to unpack the Gospels and the Pauline Letters for us. You helped me come out of my comfort zone through our presentations. You made learning fun, yet very clear and understandable. I liked how you started and ended the class in prayer. You also made sure that we understood everything that was covered and gave us many opportunities to ask questions. This is one of my best learning experiences yet. Hope to have you as my teacher in the future. (RA, student, Windsor Village Methodist Campus)


I was truly blessed by having you as a professor for “Leadership in Business.” You never hid your passion for Jesus and you have this uncanny ability to incorporate the Word of God into EVERYTHING! That is awesome. You reminded me of how I should be on fire for the Lord everywhere I go. You turned what we expected to be a dreadful four hours each week, into time flying by and having fun—in a business class! You are very knowledgeable about the corporate world and taught us how to deal with unpleasant situations. You also showed that you truly cared for each of us by learning lots about us in the short time allowed. You helped to prepare us for our future. I hope all of my other professors will show the same enthusiasm, compassion, and knowledge about business and Jesus as you did! Stay blessed! (ES, student, Belhaven University)