The Jazz Theologian

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Robert Gelinas is Lead-Pastor (and resident Jazz Theologian) of Colorado Community Church—a multi-cultural, interdenominational community of 3000+ followers of Christ in the Denver area.

Author of Finding the Groove: Composing a Jazz-Shaped Faith (Zondervan) and the upcoming, Strange Fruit: The Cross as a Way of Life (2011).

Founder of Project 127, a ministry dedicated to seeing the day when there are no children waiting for homes in Colorado's foster care system. Robert deeply desires to see the body of Christ mobilized to serve the least of these. The poor, the down and out, the disenfranchised and disabled, those deemed unimportant and the unborn. He believes that God loves all people yet he has a special heart for the poor and the poor in spirit, the miserable and the marginalized.

A Contributing Editor for Leadership Journal and

He acquired a B.A. in Bibilcal Studies from Colorado Christian University and a Master of Arts in World Christianity (Missiology) from Denver Seminary.

Robert is married to the love of his life, Barbara, and they have six energetic children (3 boys & 3 girls--one bio, five adopted--two from Ethiopia).

Friend of God...Passionate about the Body of Christ...Lover of this thing called jazz!

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