Tyler Robbins served in the U.S. Navy for 10 years as a uniformed military police officer and a Command Criminal Investigator. He earned a BA in Emergency & Disaster Management while in the service, and has an MA from Maranatha Baptist Seminary. He is a DMin student at Central Baptist Theological Seminary, in Plymouth, MN. He served as a Pastor in central Illinois for a few years, and is now a Pastor at Sleater-Kinney Road Baptist Church in Olympia, WA. For the past several years he has also managed an investigations unit for a Washington State agency.
Tyler is the author of the book What’s It Mean to Be a Baptist? A Short Explanation About “Doing Church” the Baptist Way. The book is a winsome and kind explanation about, well … what is means to be a Baptist! From the book description:
Many Baptists don’t know what it means to “be a Baptist.” They don’t know what makes their church government and structure different from the Presbyterians across town. They might be blissfully unaware that the ideas of believer’s baptism and regenerate church membership are Baptist practices. The way Christians organize and structure their local congregations really matters.
In an age that’s increasingly anti-institutional and uninterested in these details, it’s more important than ever for Christians to understand what it means to be a Baptist … and what it doesn’t mean.
This book is written by a Baptist pastor, for the average Christian. It’s a winsome, accessible introduction for Christians who want to know what Baptists believe, and for brothers and sisters in Christ from other Christian traditions who want to understand why their Baptist brethren do what they do.