Rev. Robert English has served First United Methodist Church since July of 2008. Before coming to First UMC, Robert was in seminary at Claremont School of Theology where he served as a youth pastor at Sage Granada Park United Methodist Church. Robert is currently leading the new ministries of First UMC including simple church, Messy Church, the Community Meal at Family Place (serving homeless families) and Sacred Yoga. He is passionate about creating new opportunities for prayer, spiritual community and loving service.
Along with this work, Robert also leads a weekly Men’s Breakfast Bible Study.
When Robert is not hanging around the church, he is usually hanging out with his wife Rev. Allison, who serves as the associate priest at All Saints Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills. In 2014 they welcomed their daughter Olivia Anne and in 2017 welcomed their 2nd daughter Amelia Grace into the world. They enjoy being outdoors, family outings to the park and cooking together.