About Rob

Who I Am

My name is Rob Touchstone.  I am not my own.  I was bought with a price.  I am a son of God, a  disciple of Jesus, a home for the Holy Spirit, a husband to a beautiful wife, a father to four precious children, a teacher, a church planter, a servant, a friend, an entrepreneur, a mentor, and an imperfect but moldable piece of clay in the hands of God.

I cherish every moment in this journey with my wife, children, extended family, church family, friends, students,  and all of the the amazing people I get to meet and work alongside every day.

This blog is simply an expression of my imperfect but passionate journey to listen to Jesus, go where He goes, and do what He does.

What I Do

I have a passion for the marginalized, impoverished, and oppressed and believe that one of the most effective ways to address local and global needs is through sustainable impact through business as mission.  I wrote the vision for and co-founded The Well Coffeehouse in 2012 as a social enterprise that turns profits into hope for those in need globally while creating an inclusive space to love people locally.

I currently serve full time on the faculty of the College of Business at Lipscomb University and serve as the founding Director of our Center for Business As Mission. I also serve as an adjunct faculty in the College of Bible and Ministry.

In 2013 I planted a church that now goes by the name DWELL. It is an embracing, inclusive community that gathers in The Well Coffeehouse each week in the midst of the marketplace and open to all.

I earned a Master of Divinity from Lipscomb University and served students for over 16 years as a youth minister.

My greatest blessing is being a husband and father.  I am happily married to Aimee and we have four children – Anna, John Mark, Mary Ann, and Andrew.

2016 Nashville Business Innovator of The Year

2015 Mary Morris Award for Exemplary Service To Society

7 thoughts on “About Rob

  1. Mr. Touchstone,

    May I use your monologue (giving proper credit to you of course) for a Good Friday service?…. Neil Crowell

  2. My name is Ken Hutchison and I am a teacher at First Baptist Joelton. I wanted to thank you because I used your “Hagah” lesson with my class last night. They got it!! I was at the RVL Birm. con. also. Did you know he will be in Maryville,Tn. in november? See you there. God bless,K.H.

  3. Rob—thank you so very much for “I Choose To Paticipate”. It was the most challenging yet thoughtful piece I have ever read regarding instrumental worship. As a lifer in the same church tradition, I appreciate how difficult it is to deal with the issue. Again thank you for giving us another perspective to process on the journey of faith. We all need to be constantly stretched as we strive to “Be Jesus” and “Live Jesus”. May our Awesome God continue to bless and use you to “make a difference”—Jimmy (Smith)

  4. Hi Rob!

    I’m writing to tell you about an exciting new book coming out next month from Jonathan Storment and Joshua Ross. The book is called Bringing Heaven to Earth: You Don’t Have to Wait for Eternity to Live the Good News. Here’s a synopsis:

    • Church of Christ pastors Ross and Storment present a radical challenge to live out the heart of the Lord’s Prayer and join God’s work of revealing the restorative power of heaven to a desper¬ate and broken world. This ground¬breaking message energizes believers to step outside church walls to meet their community’s needs in practical and life-affirming ways.

    We’d love to have you run a review or an excerpt of this powerful new book! Please let me know if this is possible and where I can send you a review copy!

    Thanks again!

    In His Service,

    Charlene Guzman
    Senior Publicist
    WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group,
    a division of Penguin Random House
    Office: (719) 264-5698
    cguzman@penguinrandomhouse.com
    http://www.waterbrookmultnomah.com

    • I’d love to get a copy and write a review. I had the privilege of doing the same for Jonathan Storment’s previous book, How to Start a Riot. I’ll email you an address. Thanks!

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