Getting hit by an 18-wheeler changed Robby’s life. Because of the accident, he became addicted to painkillers and that sent him on a dangerous spiral. On a best-of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, Robby Gallaty tells his redemptive story and gives hope for anyone praying for a prodigal. Hear how God intervened in Robby’s life on the next Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman.
Robby has served as Long Hollow’s Senior Pastor since 2015. He wasn’t always a pastor, though. He battled a drug addiction that ravaged his life. Robby remembered the gospel that was shared with him by a friend in college and was radically saved on November 12, 2002. Eight months later, David Platt, a seminary student and church member at the time, asked Robby to meet weekly for accountability, prayer, and bible study. He was encouraged to go back to school to pursue theological education. Robby completed his Masters of Divinity Degree in Expository Preaching in 2007 and his Ph.D. in Preaching in 2011 from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Today, Robby’s gospel conviction and evangelistic zeal drive him to passionately “make disciples who make disciples.” In addition to his leadership at Long Hollow, Robby is also the founder of Replicate Ministries and the author of several books, including Growing Up, Firmly Planted, and Rediscovering Discipleship.