Dr. Robert Marshall, was born December 22, 1960, in Los Angeles, California. He and his siblings grew up in Inglewood, California, attending Warren Lane Elementary School, Crozier Jr High, and Inglewood High. However, he ultimately graduated from Los Angeles Dorsey High School.
Robert married his college sweetheart, Donna Jones, in 1985. They had two children and three grandchildren and have shared a fulfilling life together, with more than 30 years of marriage. Robert recognized his call to ministry in December 1988. Soon after that, he became the Youth pastor and began preaching, at the Spirit of Love Baptist Church in Los Angeles. It was also during this time that Robert was compelled to return to school, in order to pursue training for his call to ministry. As a result, Robert enroll in school at the University of La Verne, where he majored in Religion.
After completing four years at La Verne, Robert and Donna were called into full-time pastoral ministry with the Salvation Army. Robert has served in two appointments with the Army, spanning nearly 15 years. In both instances, Robert was appointed as Corps Officer. Initially, at the Compton Corps and then at the Portland Moore Street Corps Community Center.
Concurrently, Robert continued to pursue education, in order to better prepare himself as a shepherd of God’s people.
Therefore, he returned to school and graduated from George Fox Theological Seminary, with a Master’s degree in Theology. Finally, upon returning to the Los Angeles area, Robert was called to serve as the lead pastor of the Los Angeles Community Church. During his brief three year tenor there, Robert earned a Doctor of Ministry degree in preaching the literary themes of the Bible. He also serves as the local administrator for the Antioch School for Church Planting and Leadership, which is located at Los Angeles Community Church.