Robert (Rock) Matthews is a native of Roanoke Rapids, educated in the Roanoke Rapids School District, and the school of hard knocks. He has worked for Moncure Mobile Homes, Conwell Electric and for the last 25 years worked for Barnes Sales Inc. in sales and service.
Since coming to know the Lord, Robert has served in various positions at Calvary, but the Music Department has always had and still has a special place in his life. Serving as Sound Man for a few years and then getting the opportunity to serve as Worship Leader / Music Director which has been the most wonderful blessing of service to date. Not only to hear the people sing, but to see them truly worship our Lord Jesus in song, smiles beaming, even at times with tears of joy streaming down their faces. Robert will tell you that when God calls you out to do something, regardless of whether you're educated in that area of service or not, God will always equip you to carry out what He calls you to; all God asks is that you be willing to trust Him.
Robert married the former Wanda Love and they have been married 38 years with four children, three girls, Renee Pearce, Nicole Rooker, Christina Sparks, and one son, Robert E. Matthews, III, and also being blessed with seven grandchildren, Cailey, Elijah, Isaiah, Tyler, Katlyn, Jackson and Abigayle who are all blessings from the Lord Jesus.
Robert is a born-again believer in Jesus Christ, knowing that Jesus is the only way to heaven, and it was by Jesus' Grace and His Grace alone that saved him. Robert believes that the Bible is the inspired word of God. If at any time you see Robert and you want to know how to find a better life, to find peace and comfort in this life, regardless of what is going on, just ask him about His Jesus, and he'll help you make Jesus yours.