Nationally Recognized Motivational, Pro-Life, Adoption Speaker
Dr. Reccord brings more than 30 years of experience in organizational leadership to the role as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hope for the Heart. Prior to this position, he served as the Executive Director for the highly respected Council for National Policy (CNP) in Washington, D.C., a non-profit educational foundation whose mission is to restore and sustain American freedoms through business, civic, defense, educational, and religious forums. In doing so, he worked with many of the Christian leaders in the arena of social issues across this nation, as well as leaders on Capitol Hill.
Dr. Reccord also served as the first president of the North American Mission Board (NAMB) (1997-2006), an agency with more than 5,000 missionaries and 2,500 endorsed chaplains whose focus is to work with churches and state conventions to mobilize the Southern Baptist Convention as a missional force to impact North America with the gospel of Jesus Christ. During his presidency, the NAMB became one of the top three largest disaster relief agencies in the United States commended by President George W. Bush for its impact after 9/11 and the hurricanes of Katrina, Rita, and Wilma. Additionally, more than 14,000 new churches were launched.
Dr. Reccord received a Doctor of Ministry degree and Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Indiana University. While he serves as president of Hope for the Heart, he will continue to be involved with Total Life Impact, an organization he founded in 2006 to evangelistically challenge people to surrender their life to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and to then be on mission for Jesus Christ right where they are. Since 2006 he has been privileged to speak to more than 220,000 men. Bob and Cheryl, his wife of 40 years, have three grown children, and twin grandsons.
Dr. Reccord's Pro-Life Testimony:
Beatrice was pregnant with her 3rd child, scared, uneducated, married to an abusive alcoholic, and overwhelmed. While the details may vary, it’s the story of many of the women we long to help. But, this is also the story of hope. This Mom made a tough choice, the right choice: the choice to give her little guy life and a chance at a future. A year later, she tragically died. By today’s standards, little Bobby’s life seemed further limited when he was adopted by a couple, neither of whom finished high school, and the adopted Dad had been an abused illegitimate child himself.
However, Bob Reccord would tell you that the details of his life have only served to make him passionate about the value of life for all children—not only to those who are born into “ideal” circumstances.
“We were delighted with Bob Reccord as our banquet speaker. He put everything into his presentation which was so powerful. He challenged our guest. He educated them. He exhorted them, and then he concluded by telling his transformational personal story of grace and redemption through adoption. He had the audience in his hands. Some of our guests said he was our best speaker yet! Feedback has been outstanding. We also asked Bob to give the challenge for giving, something with which many speakers struggle. But not Bob! His way of giving the challenge was the best we’ve ever heard. We know of at least three people who doubled the amount they were going to give due to Bob’s challenge. We raised the second highest amount ever!! We highly recommend Bob for any pregnancy center looking for a dynamic speaker who gets the job done!”
-Luci Hough, Fayette Pregnancy Resource Center
"Dr. Reccord was one of the best banquet speakers we have ever experienced. The response to his presentation was overwhelming. His powerful, impactful prolife message delivered in a context of gentle grace was fortified by his touching and potent personal account of being adopted. Attendees from all walks of life verbalized how much they learned from Dr. Reccord’s unique perspective on how abortion impacts us all. In addition, we had the highest amount of gifts we have ever had for a banquet due to his impact.”
- Marth Raub, New Hope Family Services
"Our guests have given Dr. Reccord praises as the speaker for this year's fundraiser. He is extremely professional in his delivery, effectively using power point. He is enthusiastic and passionate in what he says. His did an exceptionally good job with the appeal. A very easy speaker to work with prior to the event."
- Pregnancy Center of Rome
“It is with great excitement that I endorse Dr. Bob Reccord as your speaker for your next crisis pregnancy center fundraiser. . .From the moment that he began to speak my first reaction was WOW! It was apparent to everyone that Dr. Reccord was anointed for this night! He spoke with great power but also with tender compassion, especially for women and men who had experienced past abortions. He also used humor and a power point to convey his message. For a visual learner this was a wonderful tool. But it was his own story that touched the hearts of all who attended. Yet, when it is all said and done, unless you can raise money, you just have a nice evening with good food and fellowship. Dr. Reccord hit it out of the park for Carolina Pregnancy Center! The Lord used him to raise the MOST money that we have EVER done at a banquet! It was not high pressure. His approach was such that people were happy to give! We have not heard one negative comment from the 1000 people in attendance! I would strongly urge you to invite Dr. Reccord to come to your banquet and communicate his message of life to your donors. He and Cheryl will be a delight and refreshment to your hearts.”
- Alexia Newman, Executive Director, Carolina Pregnancy Center
“Dr. Reccord's message was message both moving and inspiring. I was able to watch and listen to the reaction of the audience. Gasps could be heard when he quoted statistics on abortion and especially when he told his personal adoption story. Many burst into tears when he revealed that he was the little boy in the story. We are delighted to recommend Dr. Reccord! Several banquet guests commented afterwards that his message was one they needed to hear. One of our client birth moms was also there. I invited her to sit at the head table with Dr. Reccord. Before meeting and hearing him, she could only see a baby that she missed terribly. Now she sees what God can do with a life and is filled hope for the future for her baby and adoptive parents.”
- Care Net Pregnancy Center of Cochise County