Bob Pitman began preaching at age sixteen and has been preaching for sixty years. For thirty-three years he served as a Senior Pastor in churches affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention (Wall Highway Baptist Church, Madison, AL, three years; First Baptist Church, Muscle Shoals, AL, eleven years; Kirby Woods Baptist Church, Memphis, TN, nineteen years).
He is a native of Florence, AL where he graduated from Coffee High School in 1965. He is also a graduate of Samford University in Birmingham, AL (B.A. degree, 1970), and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN (M.Div. degree, 1977; Ph.D. degree, 2004).
He has served as President of the Pastor's Conference of the Alabama Baptist State Convention. He also served as First Vice-President of the Pastor's Conference of the Southern Baptist Convention. Additionally, he served for nine years as a Trustee of the Baptist Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (currently Lifeway).
He has preached over 1,000 revival meetings and Bible conferences in the USA and has also preached in several conferences in Europe and Africa.
He is the author of four books:
"The Truth About Trouble"
"Words of Encouragement"
"Words of Cheer"
Newest "Unto Him Be Glory"
He and his wife Sheryl have two sons, Vance and Brett, seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Vance is the Senior Vice President of the North American Mission Board (NAMB) of the Southern Baptist Convention and President of SEND, the church planting arm of NAMB. Brett is the Senior Pastor of the Highland Park Baptist Church in Muscle Shoals, AL.