I grew up on a dirt road right at the intersection of Rowland, Maxton, and Pembroke, North Carolina. I lived in a healthy household; a loving mother and father, and two older brothers. I was your ordinary boy, playing 3 sports year-round, eventually joining my local college football team as a walk-on. But in a bedroom closet in the spring of 2010, all my plans and aspirations were shifted in a moment of encounter with Yahweh. Since that moment, my constant pursuit has been towards the One I encountered; to literally become a man after God's own heart. I've learned what David meant when he wrote, "The one thing I ask of the Lord, the thing which I seek the most, is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, delighting in the Lord's perfections and meditating in His temple." (Psalm 27:4)
Music was always a part of my life, even from an early age. My family, including a majority of my extended family have musical roots that reach back several generations. My love for music started with drums at the age of 4, then singing in talent shows throughout my elementary years, and stretched into my early teens where I would venture into the back of my dads music store to play around on my mothers extremely old upright piano. I look back over those early years that I didn't think a whole lot of and see Abba in every moment, slowing but surely taking me teaching me via "Holy Spirit University".
I married way out of my league back in 2015 when my incredible wife (Chelsey) garnered up the courage to say "I Do". We now have the privilege of raising three beautiful children together: Harmony, Xander, & Amia. I currently serve on staff as the Youth Worship Pastor at Covenant Love Church (Fayetteville, NC), shepherded by Pastor Al & Tava Brice.
I've been leading worship consistently now since 2012. It's not the stage or the music that I find my purpose in, but rather the journey of leading a people into encounters with the God I encountered in that bedroom all those years ago. Leading worship and raising up others who are called to do the same are both treasures that I am honored to steward here on this earth for the benefit of the Kingdom of God.
Writing songs really became a pivotal part of my life when I needed a way to release all I was walking through during my days away from the Lord; those years of longing, searching for meaning and purpose. Now that I have found that purpose, I find even greater joy in penning both my heart towards Abba, and His heart towards people. I'd say that my greatest desire in song writing is simply to bring hope to the world and to generations to come.
I'll never possess a greater title than "Beloved Son". From that place of identity, I live and operate without feeling the pressure to be anything other than who He has called me to be.
“For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God.”
~ Romans 8:14 ~
The greatest you that you will ever be is the you that Abba created you to be. Comparison is such a silent killer in today's social world. We sub-consciously covet the lives of those we see as "successful" or "living the life". But God created and formed by hand every human being with their own flawless uniqueness. I believe in calling a generation to become who they were born to become, and see the beauty in that!
"I praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made."
~ Psalm 139:14 ~
I value the call to be a person of worship; a worshipper! God is not after a function, but rather a people.
"But the time is coming—indeed it’s here now—when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship him that way. For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth."
~ John 4:23-24 ~
Wave Church Los Angeles // Lead Pastor
“A lot of people can sing songs and even lead a worship set… But Rob Cole can take a generation into the presence of God where their destiny can be greatly altered because of the Holy Spirit!! He’s humble, he’s passionate, he’s anointed and even though he’s a Duke Blue Devils fan, I would highly recommend him for any conference or gathering!"
For Such a Time as This, Inc. // Founder & President
“God is rebuilding the Tabernacle of David in this season in the earth. To facilitate this season, He is releasing messengers in the earth with the heart of David. Rob Cole is one such messenger who carries a grace to bridge heaven and earth through prophetic worship, teaching and releasing the heart of God. He is truly a man after God’s own heart who will help propel your community forward.”