Robert M. Howard was born in Darlington, SC and was a member of the Darlington Presbyterian Church, Darlington, SC where he heard and believed upon the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. A graduate of Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC, with a Bachelors of Arts. He also attended Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA, with a Masters of Divinity and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary with a Doctorate of Ministry. Robert was ordained into ministry, as a Minister of Word and Sacrament, in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on June 24, 1990 in Salem Presbytery. He was received into the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (E.P.C.) in September 2012. He is married to the former Cynthia Anne Hunt of Danville, Virginia and they are the parents of one daughter, Anne. Robert has served as Associate Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Statesville, NC. He has been the Pastor of Centre Presbyterian Church since August of 1994.