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.
"If you are planning a prolife event, I encourage you to consider Dr. Bob Reccord as your speaker. Dr. Reccord’s guidance, experience, communication skills, love for the family of God, intentional and fervent prayers, but most of all his heart for our Lord is invaluable. Our Celebrate Life event was scheduled for March 12th 2020, the beginning of the national Covid-19 Pandemic. So much was unknown, so many last minute challenges within our ministry, and Dr. Reccord was a calming component. His calls and prayers gave us the strength we needed. It is so exciting to watch the Lord work when you move forward in obedience trusting Him. Dr. Reccord was called to us, 'for such at time as this.' The message he brought to those who came to our Celebrate Life Event was relevant, educational, moving. The atmosphere he helped create allowed space for the Holy Spirit to move, giving the attendees’ time to absorb the truth, hear the Holy Spirit, and be obedient to what the Lord called them to do. Our attendance was down due to the national pandemic, but we still had approximately 310 come. As far as the monetary investment pledged/received, our total was $102,847 and 99.9% of those gifts have been received! That has never happened and is not the norm, especially during Covid lockdown which came was four days after our event. Amazing!"
"What an incredible evening we had last month at our Annual Fundraising Banquet! It was a pleasure meeting Dr. Robert Reccord. Those who were in attendance that evening are still talking about his presentation (over a month later). It made that much of an impact! While we made many changes this year because of COVID-19, the center raised over $148,000 which is a $5,000 increase from our previous year!"
"Bob Reccord was the keynote speaker at our recent fundraising banquet, and I can honestly say that he is one of the most gifted and dynamic prolife speakers I have ever heard. He is extremely knowledgeable in all areas of the prolife arena and his presentation style is unique and motivating. His passion for “protecting ALL life” is apparent and he delivered his message with power and gentle grace. Sharing his own personal story was the highlight of the evening and our donors are still talking about how God used “less than ideal circumstances” to transform his life into a beautiful picture of redemption and grace. Bob’s communication with me before, during and after the event was refreshing and much appreciated. He also did an exceptional job with the “appeal” by challenging our donors to give out of faith, not comfort or convenience. We raised the largest financial support in the history of our ministry and I highly recommend Bob for any pregnancy center looking for an energetic and effective speaker."
"Of all the work we put into such an event, this year the comments afterward ALL had to do with how much they appreciated Bob’s information and his testimony. He is welcome back in Kerrville anytime!"
"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.”