Bob Reno, pastor of the Berean Baptist Church, Puyallup, WA, was born in Superior, Wisconsin. He received his early schooling there, received Christ as his Savior at Camp Chetek, Chetek, Wisconsin, and graduated from Twin Ports Baptist Academy.
Surrendering to do the Lord’s will and sensing a call to ministry, he enrolled at Fellowship Baptist College, East Peoria, Illinois and graduated in 1994. While attending college, he was the Assistant Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church, in Tremont, Illinois.
After graduation from Fellowship, Pastor Bob Reno became the youth and assistant pastor at Racine Baptist Temple, Racine, Wisconsin until the fall of 1996 when he then moved back to his hometown to become the assistant pastor of Twin Ports Baptist Church. While in Superior, WI he also worked as a treatment team supervisor for Woodland Hills, and was the Program and Human Resource Director for TBI Residential & Community Services in Duluth, Minnesota.
In February, 2002, Pastor Bob Reno came to Seatac, WA to become the pastor of Seatac Baptist Church, a struggling church that had a handful of people and no property. He ministered faithfully there, meeting in a school cafeteria until April 2006, where he was called to pastor Berean Baptist Church, Puyallup, Washington and merged the two churches together. Under Pastor Reno’s leadership, Berean Baptist Church continues to grow and reach the Greater Tacoma area with the Gospel.
Pastor Reno enjoys spending time with his family, loves serving the Lord, and has a heart to develop and train servant leadership in local, independent, Baptist Churches. Since coming to Washington, he has served as the Executive Director of the Brain Injury Association of Washington and worked for Franklin Covey Co. In addition to his ministry, he teaches leadership, organizational, and time management workshops and is a certified facilitator, teaching the Seven Habits of Highly Successful People.