Pastor Rob Evans joined the Chicago First Church of the Nazarene staff as the Church on the Block Pastor in 2017. Born and raised in Chicago, he and his wife, Cassie, and two children, Zoey and Robert Jr. reside on the south side. Pastor Rob has a B.A. in Communications from Northern Illinois University and a M.A. in Urban Ministry and M.A. in Christian Studies from Trinity International University. Rob also has work experience in the sales and finance industry (10 years), and he currently is an 8th Grade Math teacher for Wrightwood Elementary.
Prior to coming to the Church on the Block, Pastor Rob was a Youth Pastor at Christ Bible Church of Chicago and a Jr. High Minister of Fellowship at M. B. Church.
Pastor Evans loves baseball, spending time with family and enjoys watching comedies such as The Office, Blackish and The Carmichael Show. Speaking about his ministry at The Church on the Block, he says, “I enjoy being able to impact lives in the city of Chicago and point people in the direction of the Cross.”