His extensive body of choral compositions and arrangements can be found in the catalogs of Word Music, Belwin Mills, Shawnee Press, and LifeWay Music. Robert is a five-time winner of the Gospel Music Association's Dove Award. For five years he headed the songwriting faculty for the Academy of Gospel Music Arts. In 1997, Robert served as the chairman of the Coalition for the Protection of America’s Gospel Music Heritage, lobbying and testifying before Congress on behalf of Christian songwriters. In addition to his work as a writer, arranger and orchestrator, Robert has also served as an adjunct professor of Music Publishing at Belmont University in Nashville.
A 1977 cum laude graduate of Baylor University's School of Music, Robert currently resides in Brentwood, Tennessee with his wife, Cindy. They have two sons, Matthew and Aaron. Matthew lives in New York City, working as a film editor and comedy writer. Aaron is a much-in-demand studio drummer working in Los Angeles.