Robin BoldenAlthough originally from Norfolk, VA, Robin spent a significant part of his childhood and teen years in Los Angeles. He left LA in 1986 to attend Baylor University and subsequently returned to California after graduating in 1988.
In 1990, he became a Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff and worked in that capacity until 1998. Upon leaving the department, he pursued music full-time, during which he recorded three CDs.
2002 brought many changes. On the heels of 9/11, Robin left the secular music scene, answering God’s call on his life to enter full-time ministry. After finishing 5 months at Horizon School of Evangelism in San Diego, CA, he became an intern-pastor at Horizon Park Chapel, ministering for almost 2 years.
While serving at Park Chapel, he was contacted and hired to be the worship director at New Heights Community Church in Santee, CA. Half-way through his 5-year tenure at NHCC, he met his wife–to-be, Leanna, while filling in as a guest worship leader and speaker at a church in northern San Diego. They were married June 2, 2007, and their son Zachariah was born into their lives on January 18, 2009.
Robin has a Masters of Divinity from Azusa Pacific University and is currently working towards a Doctorate in Ministry. He likes golfing, reading, watching football, and enjoying everything musical. He’s a huge Tim Tebow fan and cheers for the Baylor Bears whenever possible. His sense of humor is dry at times, but always near. He loves reading Christian growth books and hanging out with his wife and son.
Leanna BoldenLeanna grew up in Indiana and graduated from Purdue University. After a few years of working in sales and management in California, at age 26, she was invited to a Harvest Crusade. It was that night when she sensed the Holy Spirit, was convicted of sin, surrendered to Jesus Christ, and began a personal relationship with Him as Lord and Savior.
Soon thereafter, she longed to do something more intense and meaningful for the Lord. God led her to head up the Speakers’ Bureau for a pro-life ministry, where she ended up working for 8 years. She spoke weekly at public and private high schools, colleges, churches, and youth gatherings, and also initiated development of ‘Respect Life Curricula’ for elementary schools.
Alongside this work, Leanna joined two friends in 1999 and birthed a pregnancy care clinic, still vibrant and operating near SDSU today. She also has gone on ten short-term missions trips, served as volunteer biblical counselor, written several books for women and teens, and led a discipleship group of 20-something girls for seven years.
In September 2006 Leanna met Robin, who proposed to her three months later. They married six months after that, and twenty months later Leanna gave birth to their son Zachariah. She now joyfully serves as full-time stay-at-home wife and mom.