Rob Kelly serves as the founding President & CEO of FORCLT. In this role, Rob is the primary directional leader and architect of the FORCLT network platform and the lead author of the Charlotte State of the City Report. Prior to this, Rob served 13 years as a pastor, along with numerous other leadership positions, including co-founding CLT/ONE and lecturing at Gordon-Conwell Seminary. Rob is a graduate of the University of Washington and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary-Charlotte, and is pursuing doctoral studies from Bakke Graduate University. Rob is married to Ani, and they are the proud parents of Addison and RJ.
Rob is a regular speaker at churches, conferences, seminaries, ministries, and civic organization, both in Charlotte and around the globe. He is comfortable preaching in front of large congregations, lecturing in a classroom setting, or engaging in small group strategy sessions with church and ministry leaders in front of a white board.
Rob also coaches city networks, both locally and globally, on how to build a healthy, sustainable backbone organization to support gospel centered city transformation in cities. To request Rob for a speaking engagement or coaching session, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will follow up with you on details.