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Robert D. (Bob) Dukes is the President and Executive Director of Worldwide Discipleship Association headquartered in Fayetteville, Georgia.
Bob has been with WDA since it was founded in 1974. Prior to becoming WDA’s 2nd President in 1997, he served as Campus Director at The University of Tennessee, National Campus Director, and Executive Director/Vice-President. He is the author/co-author of many educational publications and articles including: A Biblical Framework for Disciple Building; A Practical Strategy for Disciple Building; Disciple Building for Small Groups; and Disciple Building for Life Coaches . He serves as a founding member of The Steering Committee for The Pierce Center for Disciple Building at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston, MA.
In addition to his work with WDA, he was President of Youth Ministries, Inc., and helped launch several community-wide youth organizations including: “The Barn” in Knoxville, TN, “The Gathering Place” in St. Simons Island, GA, and “Encounter Now” in Fayetteville, GA.
Bob graduated from Columbia University in New York, and attended Reformed Theological Seminary. He was awarded several honorary athletic and academic honors including Columbia’s prestigious “1917 Football Cup”. He was a finalist for The Rhodes Scholarship, selected as an “Outstanding Young Man of the Year” by The International Jaycees, and inducted into The East Tennessee Football Hall of Fame.
Bob is often enlisted by churches, schools and international companies and organizations as a conference and keynote speaker. He travels extensively speaking on issues related to the Christian life and family. Bob and his wife Linda have been active in student, discipleship, marriage and family ministry since 1972. Bob is currently a discipleship consultant at New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville, GA. The Dukes reside in Fayetteville, GA and have five children and five grandchildren.