Senior Minister of First Church of God
3016 Collingwood Blvd.
To1edo, OH 43610

  •    Tenure: 1961 to present
  •    Mentor to local pastors
  •    Prior Pastorate:  Williams Street Church of God
  •    Danville   IL 1956-1960


Wife, Maggie and 4 children, 4 grandchildren

Clup Family


  • Honorary Doctorate Degree
  • Master of Divinity
  • School of Theology
  • Bachelor of Arts degree from Anderson University, Anderson IN
  • High School Diploma - Sharon Public Schools, Sharon PA


  • Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Jackson, Mississippi
  • Lima, Ohio
  • Toronto, Canada


  • Past Chairman of the General Assembly of the Church of God, Anderson,
  • Board Member of Ministries Council, Anderson IN
  • Past member of the Board of Trustees of Anderson University
  • Past member of the Board of Christian Education and the Christian Brotherhood Hour, Anderson IN
  • Past President of the National Association of the Church of God and the National Youth Convention of the Church of God, W. Middlesex, PA
  • Past President of the Toledo Chapter, NAACP
  • President of Covenant Community Development Corporation
  • Founder and Board Chairman-Toledo Academy Charter School
  • Founder of First Church of God Christian School
  • Founder and Board member of Family House, a homeless shelter
  • Member of Founding team, Toledo Urban Federal Credit Union
  • Founder of A.C.T.S AND F.O.R.W.A.R.D - houses for substances abusers
  • Founder of Sparrow's Nest operated by Cherry St. Mission Ministries
  • Founder of Four Comers Project
  • Member of IMA (International Ministerial Alliance)
  • Co-chair of Toledo Community Coalition
  • Member of CASA/CRB   (Court Appointed Special Advocates) & Citizen Review Board)
  • Member of Lucas County Fatherhood Committee
  • Member of Hope for Toledo Board
  • Founder of Four Comers Project
  • Board member of the E.T.S. group



  • 1966-Nominated Toledo Young Man of the Year
  • 1976-Distinguished Alumni of Anderson University
  • 1989-Doctorate of Divinity Anderson University
  • 1990-African American Citizens Community Involvement
  • 1996-Phi Delta Kappa Community Service Award
  • 1996-0ffice of the Mayor for Community Service
  • 1997-0ffice of the Mayor for Community Service
  • 1997-A. S. S. I. T. Award
  • 2001-Pace Setter Award for Affirmative action
  • 2003-Goldberg Award
  • 2002-0utstanding Leadership Award from the General Assembly of the National Church of God
  • 2006-Northwest Ohio Media
  • 2007-Toledo Branch NAACP Lifetime award
  • 2009- City of Toledo, renamed a portion of Collingwood: Rev. Robert A. Culp Way
  • 2009-Toledo Area Ministries Impact Award


  • 2010-12-House of Rep District 48 Community Service 2011-Toledo City Council
  • 2011-Lucas County
  • 2011-Marcy Kaptur US Congresswoman 2011- Governor of Ohio
  • 2011- City of Toledo Mayor
  • 2011-Anderson University
  • 2011-President of the United States, Barack Obama
  • 2012- National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Beta Gamma Chapter