Dr. Duffy Robbins, Professor of Youth Ministry at Eastern University, St Davids, PA is a 35 year veteran of youth ministry who is widely respected as one of the leading voices in youth and family ministry. But, his ministry goes well beyond that.
He’s in constant demand as a speaker for teenagers and people who love teenagers (parents, youth workers, etc). But, his warm conversational style, coupled with a quick sense of humor and a unique ability to make Scripture come alive have made him a popular speaker as well for Bible Conferences, Parenting Seminars, Faculty Workshops, College chapels, Mens’ Retreats and Family Camps and Conferences.
His ministry has given him platforms as diverse as Ocean Grove Camp-meeting Association (NJ), the ChautauquaInstitute (NY), Forest Home Family Camp (CA), The Creation Festival (PA and WA), Covenant Harbor Conference Center (WI), Camp Berea “Man Camp” (NH), the Presidential Prayer Breakfast (DC), the Christian Camps and Conferences National Convention and literally hundreds of pulpits and college campuses around the world. His international ministry has ranged from youth conventions, Men’s’ retreats and training conferences in Australia, New Zealand, throughout Europe, parts of Asia and all over North America and the Caribbean. His long association with Youth Specialties has allowed him to touch the lives and ministries of thousands of youth workers and teenagers around the world.
Duffy graduated magna cum laude with a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts, and completed his Doctor of Ministry in Youth and Family Ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA.
Duffy is the author of over fifteen books and hundreds of articles. His titles include: Ministry of Nurture: A Guide to Building Teenage Disciples, Everyday Object Lessons, Youth Ministry Nuts and Bolts: mastering Ministry behind the Scenes, There’s a Teenager in My House (ed. Wayne Rice), Speaking to Teenagers: How to Think About, Create and Deliver Great Messages, Enjoy the Silence: A Thirty Day Experiment in Listening to Godand , and This Way to Youth Ministry: An Introduction to the Adventure
Duffy lives in Valley Forge, PA with his wife and best friend, Maggie. They have two grown daughters, Erin and Katie.