Hello, I’m Robby Newton. I started the Good News For Guys website several years ago in order to encourage men (and myself) to whole-heartedly follow Christ. Previous versions of the site offered podcast episodes designed to challenge and grow us men in our faith. However, for the time being, I’ve put the website into essentially a maintenance mode. If you’d like to know a little more about me, then please read the brief bio listed below. Feel free to contact me with any questions at: email@example.com
I’d like to share a little of my background with you. I met and married my wife Anita while attending college over 34 years ago. We have two grown children, one son-in-law, and two young grandkids, all of which are awesome (especially the grandkids). We are from middle Tennessee but have lived in the Huntsville, AL area for many years.
I work for NASA as a research chemist. I attended grad school at Vandy (PhD) and Auburn (MBA). Anita is an accountant and works for a defense contractor.
I’ve been a member of various Southern Baptist churches all of my life but didn’t become a Christian until my early twenties. We attend Capshaw Baptist Church in Harvest, AL (Capshaw.org). Over my years as a Christian, I’ve served in a variety of church-related offices, from teacher to lay pastor for a new church start. I also served for about a decade on the national board of directors of WAY-FM, a Contemporary Christian radio ministry (wayfm.com).
My passion is to support my family and to encourage myself and other men to whole-heartedly abandon ourselves to Christ. These life priorities were clearly brought into focus for me a few years back by several events that occurred within a two year span. It began with the passing of my father and father-in-law within about a year of each other. Over the next nine months the following happened sequentially: I experienced a major career disappointment, my wife had surgery for a brain tumor, and the following week the April 27, 2011 tornado outbreak resulted in the loss of our home and cars (approaching tornadoes really do sound like freight trains). These events served as catalysts that helped to change my inner heart attitude from one of “entitlement” to one of “gratitude”. I haven’t been the same since, and that’s a good thing.