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Bob Schindler is the Director of CEDE SPORTS Churches, where he has served since 2003. Prior to that, Bob was an Associate Pastor for eight years and a church planter and Senior Pastor for 10 years in East Tennessee. In both churches, Bob started sports ministries that served both adults and children and were the primary outreach vehicle for both churches. Before entering the ministry as a vocation, Bob played professional golf for four years and was in business for six years, in both the chemical and software industries. Bob studied Chemical Engineering at Vanderbilt University and is currently pursuing his Masters in Religion with an emphasis in Christian Thought at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC. Bob published his first book – Does God Care Who Wins? – in 2017.  Bob is married to Beth, his wife of 44 years, and has seven grown children (one daughter, three sons, three daughters- in-law) and three grandchildren. They have called New City Church (formerly Church at Charlotte) home since 2003 and have been supported missionaries of the church since 2008.