Rob Long

Preaching Minister
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Rob Long joined us for his first official day as the preaching minister for the Maple Hill church of Christ family on Sunday, January 21, preaching at the morning service. We are pleased to welcome Rob and his beautiful family, and are looking forward to working together for the kingdom.

Rob was the preaching minister at the Leander (Texas) church of Christ from 2014 through 2018. He graduated with a Bachelor's in Bible/Ministry and an M.Div. from Oklahoma Christian University, and served congregations in Oklahoma (Edmond Church of Christ and Britton Road Church of Christ) and Ohio (Echo Meadows Church of Christ) before his work in Leander.

Rob enjoys spending time with his wife, Sarah, and two daughters, Adelyn and Audrey. He also enjoys golf, hunting, Ohio State football, and developed a taste for Texas barbecue. Rob is originally from Toledo, Ohio and Sarah is from Lawton, Oklahoma. The couple met at Oklahoma Christian University and were married in the summer of 2008.

You can watch and listen to Rob's sermons on our <a href="http://www.maplehillchurch.org/live-streaming-lessons/">live stream</a>, Sunday on-demand and live on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am. Sermons are also archived on our <a href="http://www.maplehillchurch.org/listen/">podcast page</a>, on <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id1330347858">iTunes</a> and <a href="https://playmusic-c.app.goo.gl/?link=https://play.google.com/music/m/I4jwdvlfnwxzwodqn7yjqvgzzu4?t%3DMaple_Hill_Church_of_Christ_Podcast%26pcampaignid%3DMKT-na-all-co-pr-mu-pod-16&apn=com.google.android.music&isi=691797987&ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&ius=googleplaymusic">Google Play</a>.

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Rob Long

Rob Long

Preaching Minister

Mike Wamble

Associate Minister
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Job Title & Responsibilities:

I am the Associate Minister here at Maple Hill.  I am in the office most week days preparing for Bible classes, helping with benevolence calls, as well as a whole host of other church projects.  When not in the office, you will find me out making visits or driving the church bus to various youth events.  I am also a deacon helping with youth education.

Tell us briefly about yourself.

I’m married to a wonderful girl, Heather, where we just celebrated our 16th anniversary. I have three fantastic sons and a dog named Cooper. I’ve worshipped here at Maple Hill for 15 years and have been on staff for ten of those years. I love the church family here and enjoy working with these great folks!

What hobbies/activities do you enjoy?

Mostly, I love spending time with my family. We like to go camping, watch movies, play in the yard, and we love games. Through the years, I have loved snow and water skiing and visiting interesting cities, places, and museums.

What excites you most about Maple Hill?

The people! There are a lot of great folks around here; people that really love the Lord and love serving Him and each other.  I think that’s what makes the real difference in a congregation.

What’s a good book/movie you have read or watched lately?

For fun, I am reading the Percy Jackson series. I’m on the ninth book and have enjoyed them. I’m also reading through the works of the church historian, Eusebius. It’s pretty thick but good and interesting. I have such a huge movie collection; it’s practically impossible to pick my favorites.

Please share a favorite scripture with us.  

Wow!  There’s so many.  If I had to pick one, I would have to pick Matthew 11:28-30.  We live in such a broken world.  There, Jesus says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Favorite Books: Bible, Harry Potter series

Favorite Movies: Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises

Favorite TV Shows: Andy Griffith, Sherlock, and Burn Notice

Favorite Place: Heaven

Favorite Activity: Relaxing

Favorite Food: Italian

Favorite Sports Team: Atlanta Braves and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Favorite Quote: “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” Albus Dumbledore – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

 

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Mike Wamble

Mike Wamble

Associate Minister

Jamie Hobgood

Family Minister
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Job Title & Responsibilities:

I am the Family Minister here at Maple Hill. I also serve as a deacon with emphasis on the Youth and Family programs. I work with Jon, our Youth Minister, to events for the 6th -12th grades as well as many family events.

Tell us briefly about yourself.
In addition to my work at Maple Hill, I am the Director of Agency Sales and Marketing for a regional insurance company headquartered in Murfreesboro, TN. My wife, Karen, homeschools our three children, Jonas, Jaden, and Keely.

What hobbies/activities do you enjoy?
I enjoy golf, tennis, racquetball, volleyball, and basketball. I also really enjoy camping and boating.

What excites you most about Maple Hill?
Maple Hill has been home for us for the past 6 years. We were members here for 2 years before beginning our work with the youth group, so we are definitely members first, employees second. Maple Hill is large enough to offer amazing opportunities to not only members of the youth group but our own kids as well. Maple Hill is small enough that we can still be a family. In the words of a famous little girl that had some bears as friends… “Maple Hill is just right!”

What’s a good book/movie you have read or watched lately?
We recently took the Youth Group to see “Son of God.” Although it wasn’t “verse by verse,” it was a good movie. I think anyone that goes to see it will leave wanting to have a closer relationship with the one who Sacrificed it All!

I am not a big reader (I get the “Cliff Notes” version from my wife, who loves to read), but I really enjoyed Willie and Korie’s book about how Duck Commander became a Dynasty.

Please share a favorite scripture with us.
John 8:32- And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free!

Favorite Books: Bible, F. Lagard Smith books
Favorite Movies: Marvel Superhero Movies
Favorite TV Shows: NCIS LA, Hawaii 5.0, Survivor, CSI, Psych, Intelligence, The Blacklist, Walking Dead (guilty pleasure)
Favorite Place: Well, there’s no place like home, but through my day job I have been on some wonderful trips. Rome, Italy was amazing, Cancun, Antigua, St. Marten, etc… hard to beat a Caribbean beach destination!
Favorite Activity: Wow, I think right now I would have to answer: “Camping.” We just recently bought a camper, and it provides a very relaxing, fun time with the family.
Favorite Food: Blackened Chicken pasta from Demos’, Pizza, Ribeyes
Favorite Sports Team: Tennessee Titans football, and University of Kentucky Basketball
Favorite Quote: from a song, “Strength will rise, when we wait upon the Lord”

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Jamie Hobgood

Jamie Hobgood

Family Minister

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