Rob Whittaker was born in Lancashire in the North West of England in 1946. Converted at Capernwray Hall in his late teens, he took a degree in Physics before attending London Bible College and completing a Theology degree in 1972.
Until 1997, Rob was Senior Pastor of Calvary Christian Fellowship, a church he and his wife planted in 1974 in Lostock Hall, a small mill town south of Preston. Beginning with 12 members and initially meeting in homes, the church family grew and assembled in a converted shoe factory, where in the early 1990s, they saw 450 people attending on a Sunday morning. CCF is a member of the Evangelical Alliance.
In 1998, Rob joined the Capernwray Missionary Fellowship of Torchbearers and in 2001, became Principal of Capernwray Bible School. He preaches extensively throughout Europe in churches, Bible schools, and conferences, and his travels have taken him on numerous occasions to Australia, Canada, and the U.S.
Rob officially “retired” in June 2017 but continues to preach and lecture in almost the same venues as before!