Rob is the Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church of Charlottesville on Park Street. Prior to this he pastored for over 25yrs in Missouri, Illinois, and North Carolina. Dr. Pochek received his M.Div. and a Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He serves as the Chairman of SBC, Virginia and is on many other boards including that of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Pochek is also an Adjunct Faculty member at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where he teaches Evangelism and Missions.

He has had articles published in many Christian outlets including the Baptist Press,, and His first book, The Unleashed Church, was published in 2014. Rob has been married to Susan since 1989 and they are the proud parents of two children.