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About Us



RobbinsNest exists to advance Christian spiritual formation in pastors and churches around the




RobbinsNest aims to focus and expand their vision of God;

build their intention to live as disciples of Jesus;

and promote the means of classic spiritual disciplines.



Throughout the year, RobbinsNest provides

     -One-to-one mentoring

     -Monthly cohort groups

     -Retreats and seminars

     -Resources and a library


Steve Robbins is the founder and president of RobbinsNest Ministries. He also co-pastors Rivera First Baptist Church in Southern California and is the author of four books: 

Transforming Pastors: Spiritual Guidance through the Labyrinth of Leadership (Resource Publications, 2016), The Cord – a novel (Resource Publications, 2015), Transforming Habits: Spiritual Guidance through the Sermon on the Mount (Wipf & Stock, 2009), and Transforming Beliefs: Spiritual Guidance through the Apostles’ Creed (Wipf & Stock, 2006).

Steve Robbins

Dallas Willard

"RobbinsNest Ministries has the grace of being overseen by someone who has spent years looking into the matters of spiritual disciplines and how they relate to spiritual growth. It really is not just enough to stagger along, trying to find something that will help here and something that will help there. The history of the church is full of rich wisdom about all these matters. Steve Robbins is a person who has actually studied this at great length and has written on it and has put it into practice in his own life. And, therefore, his supervision of not only the operation but the individuals who come into RobbinsNest Ministries is, I believe, going to be significant for the future of ministry in this area.”

—Dallas Willard


“I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell; the third day He rose from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit; the holy universal Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.”


Meet the Board

Rev. Doug Hubbard — Regional Resource Minister (ABCOFLASH)

Dr. Ruth Robbins —Adjunct Professor (Biola University)

Rev. Dr. Steve Robbins — President  (RobbinsNest); Pastor (Rivera First Baptist Church)

Rev. John Smyser — Retired Pastor

Don Villanueva — Software Development Analyst (Northrop Grumman)

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