On August 19, 1984, Fr. Bob made his 1st Profession in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. He was ordained a Priest on May 21, 1988 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Chicago, Illinois.
He began his career as a Passionist as an Ordained Deacon in 1987, spending four years at St. Clotilde Parish in Chicago. For seven years, Fr. Bob worked with the AA Program at Holy Name Retreat Center in Houston, Texas. He was the Associate Pastor at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Chicago for one year.
On July 1, 1995, Fr. Bob was appointed pastor of Holy Family Catholic Church and Local Superior in Birmingham, Alabama. Fr. Bob has been a teacher at Holy Family Cristo Rey High School since 1995 and has impacted several young people over the years. He serves on several boards: a Consortium member for the Office of Black Catholic Concerns, the Bethesda House, and Holy Family Cristo Rey High School.