In May, 2005, one of Rob Reed’s neighbors asked him – for the third time – to play acoustic guitar on the worship team at LIFEhouse Church in Northridge, California. This may be considered a mundane fact until you consider that Rob was a secular, Jewish, thirty-something, Los Angeles, personal injury attorney whose idea of getting up early on a Sunday was getting up for the third quarter of the first televised, NFL games.
Thirsting on the idea of playing in a band for the first time in a decade, Rob finally accepted the idea of getting up at seven-in-the-morning on Sundays in order to participate.
Eleven months later, this secular Jew – already well set in his ways – had his world turned upside down by Jesus. Instantly, he began leading songs on the worship team and, today, he led the team from 2010 to 2022 - the very same team in which he was initially invited to join as a non-believer. Rob is now the worship leader at Calvary Chapel Malibu.
Rob has been married to his junior-high school sweetheart, Marie, for almost 30 years. They adopted a beautiful boy, at 11 days old, named A.J. who is now in high school and who brightens up every day of their lives. Marie, a devout disciple of Christ all of her life, has joined Rob on the Calvary Chapel Malibu worship team.
Rob is still a personal injury attorney, in private practice, in Encino, California, but his fervent, hopeful prayer is that he and his music will be used by God to lift up current disciples of Christ and to build up and create many new ones.