Bob Sharpe became a Christian as a runaway teenager in July, 1965, and has been serving God ever since. God instantly made a dramatic change in his life. The night he was saved, the pastor told him, “Bob, now that you are saved, God wants you to tell others about Jesus. Bob took that challenge very seriously, The next day he began telling his old friends about Christ. They weren’t interested, but that didn’t stop Bob. He continued witnessing. In telling about that first witnessing experience, Bob said, “I was so ignorant of the Bible, I didn’t even know what John 3:16 was. All I knew was that Jesus had come into my life, and I wanted to please Him.”
The story of his salvation was featured on the international broadcast of Unshackled in the summer of 1966.
During his senior year of high school, he began broadcasting the Gospel on WMUZ in Detroit, Michigan. He spent several years in broadcasting, and eventually hosted his own radio talk show. He also spent a summer as a volunteer at missionary radio station KICY, in Nome, Alaska.
He was educated at Moody Bible Institute and William Tyndale College (known as Detroit Bible College in those days). In addition, he took some classes at Crown College (then known as St. Paul Bible College) in Minnesota.
He has always had a passion for reaching people for Christ. Over the years he has led many people to faith in Christ, and he has trained hundreds of people in personal evangelism.
He was an independent Baptist pastor for many years. He became a Southern Baptist in 1998.
Listen to Bob’s story as it was broadcast around the world in 1966 on Unshackled!