Dr. Robert E. Childress
Robert Childress, a native Houstonian, received an A.A. Degree in General Studies from Lon Morris College in 1985 and his B.A. Degree in History / Sociology from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1987.
He obtained his Masters Degree in Divinity from Perkins School of Theology in 1991.
In 1997 Robert Childress received his Doctorate Degree in Ministry from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.
taught in the public school system in Dallas, Texas for one year.
began Pastoring in 1985.
has been pastoring in Fort Bend County at the Covenant Glen United Methodist Church
since 1990, where the membership has grown from 35 to an average weekly worship attendance of approximately 1,500.
under the Leadership of Robert Childress
has several ministries in operation which includes a Day School
which extends to the 2nd grade, a vibrant Prison and an Outreach Ministry, and various programs and services that ministers to families at all levels.
He has served on many community and church related boards and agencies such as the Fort Bend Child Advocacy Advisory Council, Texas Southern University Board of Regents, God, Family and Country Committee and Founder of the Ubora School, and the Fifth Street Revitalization Committee.
The Committee is responsible for the transformation of an impoverished area that surrounds the Church into an area that is presently viable and flourishing.
This was done through bringing together the religious and public sectors for a common cause.
has been featured in several local papers which include the Houston Forward Times, Defender, Houston Chronicle, Fort Bend Star, Southwest Sun and the Houston Business Journal
is the recipient of numerous awards: Magna Cum Laude award for graduating number 4 out of a 465 member graduating class at Forest Brook High School
in Houston, Texas, recipient of 12 Dean's List Awards, Who's Who Among American College Students, Martin Luther King Jr. Visionary Award, NAACP Community Service Award, Phi Beta Kappa Academic Achievement Award and several other community based honors.
Dr. Childress is the founder and leader of The Liberation Project Inc, a church base community development corporation that developed a Youth Drug Prevention and Intervention Program funded by the State of Texas that provides life skills training for at risk children and youth in the Fort Bend area.
The Liberation Project
also developed the Glen Park subdivision, which made home ownership possible for 113 families in the Fifth St. area of Missouri City.
He's the founder of an Economic endeavor, which owns two funeral homes in Fort Bend County and is responsible for seeding several start up business in the Fort Bend County.
brings vision and expertise to make all these projects successful.
is happily married to Doris Childress (click here for Doris's bio) since 1986 and is the father of two daughters Mackenzie Faith and Morgan Hope.