Robert Blevins is the Director of Community Development for the network. Robert was a history teacher and coach for 13 years in the inner city of Chattanooga Tennessee. He felt the call to ministry and left the school system to become the program director at Hope for the Inner City, a Community Development Organization in Chattanooga.
His experience coaching and working with under-resourced communities prepared him for his role with the New City Network, where he comes alongside pastors who are thinking through how to engage low-income communities using a developmental, non-paternalistic approach.
Robert is married to Denine, whose best quality is that she loves Jesus. In January 2018, they moved to Huntsville, AL where Robert serves as the Director of Community Development at Southwood Presbyterian Church.