Born into a Baptist church of strict lines and sharp edges, and coming out of that culture to discover who he really is, Bobby is now a believer of a different sort: a believer in the wild, strange, beautiful nature of the world. Faith has come to mean something much deeper, wider, and less cut-and-dried than when he started. Now, Bobby finds that he often has more to learn from the people whodon’t believe as he does than from those who do. Along with theatres, house concerts, and many other venues, churches around the nation frequently invite Bobby to offer his stories and songs, challenging us to question why we believe what we do and, most importantly, how that helps us be better humans in the world around us. Among others, he has been invited to perform for The Wild Goose Festival, the national Gay Christian Network conference, the international 2016 Emerge conference, the Kinship Festival, and the 2016 UCC Gathering in Southern California. He is ecstatic any time he can discuss the big questions, challenge the easy answers, and inspire people to move closer to love.
JOIN US AS WE MOVE CLOSER TO LOVE!
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Established in 1846, our church is grounded in history and vision.
Today, the people of Travis Park Church continue seeking to make the world a better place through transformation of self and community.
We serve and learn as brothers and sisters from all walks of life:
rich and poor,
housed and homeless,
gay and straight,
black and brown and white,
secular and sacred,
PhD and GED.
The people of Travis Park Church seek to live and love as God does: passionately and unconditionally.
God calls us on a journey forward, to break down the walls of prejudice, and to embrace all our brothers and sisters.
We believe the basic themes which run through the entire Biblical story and the core values of the Christian faith are God’s unconditional love and justice for all of us and the call for each of us to embody this in our own lives. Our mission at Travis Park is the practice of unconditional love and justice.
Travis Park is unconditional love and justice in action.
Our commitment to unconditional love means that we welcome and affirm without judgment ALL people. Yes, we mean all races, nationalities, ages, genders, marital states, and sexual orientations. We mean the rich, the poor, the brilliant, the ignorant, the irreverent, the powerful, the homeless, the disabled, the uneducated, the illiterate, the religious, the mentally ill, the beautiful, the ugly, the average and the merely above average. We could go on and on, but we really mean everybody, and that includes you, too.
Travis Park's commitment to justice means our congregation strives to remove political, cultural, and societal barriers both in the church and community that prevent people from being who God created them to be. This commitment is not based in anybody's idea of political correctness, but in the actions and teachings of Jesus. The closer our lives mirror his life, the more available we are to experience and become God's new creation.
Travis Park Church is affiliated with the Reconciling Ministries Network, a group of United Methodist congregations who have adopted statements welcoming people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.