After 5 years of teaching Social Sciences in public schools, George and his wife Catherine attended Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (www.sebts.edu) in North Carolina earning a Masters of Divinity specializing with International Church Planting. As a part of that degree program, the Robinsons moved to the Himalayas where they conducted research on an unreached Muslim tribe and began to lay a foundation for communicating the gospel and establishing an indigenous church.
George has since served as an Associate Pastor of a SBC church in Georgia, interim pastor at several churches, and served the dual roles of South Asia Strategy Coordinator and Church Planting Trainer for e3 Partners Ministries. George traveled extensively on behalf of e3 Partners facilitating Church Planting Conferences and short-term Church Planting Campaigns in half a dozen countries.
In April of 2007, George completed the Doctor of Missiology degree from Western Seminary (www.westernseminary.com) in Portland, OR with a dissertation focused on the strategic use of cross-cultural short-term mission teams through partnership for catalytic church multiplication. In 2008 George’s first book was published on the same topic entitled, “Striking the Match: How God is Using Ordinary People to Change the World Through Short-term Missions” (available at www.e3resources.org)
George has been serving as Assistant Professor of Missions and Evangelism at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary since 2008 and was recently named as the Headrick Chair of World Missions. In addition to classroom responsibilities, George is a regular speaker both in North America and internationally on topics related to missions, evangelism and church planting.
Currently George and Catherine live in Historic Wake Forest with their three children: Aidan, Tori Beth and Caleb. They are members of North Wake Church (www.northwake.com) where George serves as a small group leader, occasional teacher, and outreach trainer.