Dr. Reccord has always been a pioneer in the world of Christian Leadership. Prior to his acceptance as President and CEO, he served as the Executive Director for the highly respected Council for National Policy (CNP) in Washington, D.C., a non-profit educational foundation whose mission is to restore and sustain American freedoms through business, civic, defense, educational, and religious forums. In doing so, he worked with many of the Christian leaders in the arena of social issues across this nation, as well as leaders on Capitol Hill.
Dr. Reccord also served as the first president of the North American Mission Board (NAMB) (1997-2006), an agency with more than 5,000 missionaries and 2,500 endorsed chaplains whose focus is to work with churches and state conventions to mobilize the Southern Baptist Convention as a missional force to impact North America with the gospel of Jesus Christ. During his presidency, the NAMB became one of the top three largest disaster relief agencies in the United States commended by President George W. Bush for its impact after 9/11 and the hurricanes of Katrina, Rita, and Wilma. Additionally, more than 14,000 new churches were launched.
Having been a pastor, Dr. Reccord firmly believes the church is central to God’s plan for transforming people and offering them biblical answers to life’s many issues. His passion for equipping the church comes through in his talks to his audiences. Dr. Reccord draws on his years of leadership to help provide value to his audiences.
Dr. Reccord received a Doctor of Ministry degree and Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Indiana University. While he serves as president of Hope For The Heart, he will continue to be involved with Total Life Impact, an organization he founded in 2006 to evangelistically challenge people to surrender their lives to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and to then be on mission for Jesus Christ right where they are. Since 2006 he has been privileged to speak to more than 220,000 men. Bob and Cheryl, his wife of 40 years, have three grown children, and twin grandsons.
"Dr. Reccord was one of the best banquet speakers we have ever experienced. The response to his presentation was overwhelming. His powerful, impactful prolife message delivered in a context of gentle grace was fortified by his touching and potent personal account of being adopted. Attendees from all walks of life verbalized how much they learned from Dr. Reccord’s unique perspective on how abortion impacts us all. In addition, we had the highest amount of gifts we have ever had for a banquet due to his impact.”
"Our guests have given Dr. Reccord praises as the speaker for this year's fundraiser. He is extremely professional in his delivery, effectively using power point. He is enthusiastic and passionate in what he says. His did an exceptionally good job with the appeal. A very easy speaker to work with prior to the event."
“Dr. Reccord's message was both moving and inspiring. I was able to watch and listen to the reaction of the audience. Gasps could be heard when he quoted statistics on abortion and especially when he told his personal adoption story. Many burst into tears when he revealed that he was the little boy in the story. We are delighted to recommend Dr. Reccord! Several banquet guests commented afterwards that his message was one they needed to hear. One of our client birth moms was also there. I invited her to sit at the head table with Dr. Reccord. Before meeting and hearing him, she could only see a baby that she missed terribly. Now she sees what God can do with a life and is filled hope for the future for her baby and adoptive parents.”