Bob Lehman is part of the Strategy and Leadership Team (S.A.L.T.) in a newly-created role—Vice President of Mobilization and Care. Bob and Janet have recently launched a new ministry called Mission Recharge, a coaching and caring ministry for pastors, missionaries, ministry leaders and their spouses, especially those facing discouragement and stress related to the daily challenges of life and ministry. Some of their specific responsibilities include:
- Personal coaching and heart care for missionaries and pastors who need a safe and understanding pastor to talk with who is not a ministry supervisor
- Development of resources to help people in ministry survive and thrive in their marriages and ministries
- Training of coaches to expand a network of heart care for people in ministry
- Representation and advocacy for Missions Door at regional church gatherings, in local churches, and among individuals, sharing the overall ministry of Missions Door and encouraging ministry partnerships
- Service on the Strategy and Leadership Team (S.A.L.T.) of the Mission, representing missionary care concerns in the general oversight of the Mission
Bob and Janet were originally appointed as Campus Ambassadors in 1975. For almost nine years they served in campus ministry at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. In 1984, the Lehmans transferred from campus ministry to church planting, still staying under the Mission but moving to Phoenix, Arizona, to start a new church. After bringing the church to self-support, Bob resigned from the Mission in 1988 and continued to serve as the pastor of the church. Six years later, in 1994, Bob was reappointed by the Mission to serve in the role of New Church Specialist for the Southwest. In 2001, Bob’s territory was expanded to include national oversight of our new church ministry category, now known as Harvest America. Bob served in this Ministry Director role through 2011, and as a new-church consultant until leaving the Mission in 2013, once again to pastor the new church he had started under the Mission. In October of 2018, Bob and Janet were again reappointed by Missions Door to launch Mission Recharge. With over 40 years of ministry experience, including effective ministry in both Campus Ambassadors and Harvest America Church-Planting, Bob brings great ministry and leadership experience to his new role on S.A.L.T.
Bob and Janet met at Northern Arizona University as students. Janet found Christ as her Lord and Savior at a young age, while Bob found Christ in college. Both became significantly involved in Campus Ambassadors, growing in their relationship with Christ and within their community. They married while in college and upon graduation moved to Denver, Colorado.
Bob attended Denver Seminary while Janet worked as a Medical Technologist at a Denver hospital. Bob and Janet were married in 1973, have four adult children, and 14 grandchildren. They reside in Desert Hills, Arizona, just north of Phoenix.
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Learn more about where this ministry happens
In colorful communities and along scenic highways, diverse people and landscapes span coast to coast
Iconic American traditions include Thanksgiving dinner, jazz music and the Super Bowl. They meld with eclectic examples of multicultural heritage: numerous local Chinatowns, family-owned taquerias and even cowboy boots, which originated among the nomadic Huns of eastern Europe.
The nation's landscape shows just as many contrasts — sandy beaches and rocky coastlines, open plains and vast deserts, rugged mountains and winding canyons, and abundant rivers and lakes.
The ideals of life and liberty that founded the United States have made the country one of the world's most prosperous, though not without dark chapters and present troubles. Crime, discrimination and ethics violations make regular headlines, and many people live below the national poverty level.
Families view education as essential to the pursuit of happiness, if not also a path to wealth and power for the most ambitious. Yet Americans also demonstrate a charitable spirit of generosity toward neighbors and nations in need.
Freedom of religion grants opportunity for all faiths, but Christianity holds particular influence in country's history and daily life.
Your participation with Missions Door supports ministry in the United States among college students, including many international students, in collaboration local churches. It also enables social outreach, church planting and leadership development in a wide variety of communities — among Native Americans and other cultural groups, and in urban and suburban settings where growing and changing demographics create new opportunities for the Gospel.
Aside from the Native American, Native Hawaiian and Native Alaskan populations, nearly all Americans and their ancestors immigrated to the United States.
In a 2013 survey, 56% of Americans said that religion played a "very important role in their lives” — a larger number than any other wealthy nation.
Population: 320 million
Major Religions: 47% Protestant, 23% unaffiliated, 21% Catholic, 6% other
Languages: 82% English, 11% Spanish, various others
Ministry service area:
Arizona, United States