Dr. Robert J. Pacienza is President and CEO of D. James Kennedy Ministries, named by the Board of DJKM to that role in June 2022. He also serves as Senior Pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, since 2016.

Pastor Pacienza became a believer in Jesus Christ while a teenager at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church and was mentored by the late Dr. D. James Kennedy, the founding pastor of CRPC. He earned his Master of Divinity at Knox Theological Seminary and completed his doctorate in ministry at Westminster Theological Seminary.

“It is a great privilege and awesome responsibility to be part of a ministry that touches lives across our nation with the power of the Gospel and speaks to American culture with the truth of God’s Word,” he said.

Dr. Robert J. Pacienza is the author of The Hope Of The World: Christian Cultural Engagement in a Secular Age.

Pastor Pacienza and his wife, Jen, live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with their children, Preston and Lydia.