Reverend Croskery


The Reverend Robert W. Croskery is the is Lead Pastor and plans to retires 12/31/17. The Reverend Robert W. Croskery is a Minister of the United Church of Christ (retired). He earned his BA degree at Phillips University, his Masters at Divinity school at Yale and his Doctor of Ministry at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He worked his way through college as a broadcaster and through divinity school as a science teacher at Hamden Hall Country Day School in Hamden CT.

He began his career in Greenwich, Connecticut, and has been Senior Pastor of large Congregational and United Church of Christ congregations in Wisconsin and Ohio. In retirement he has served Mt. Adams Pilgrim Chapel in Cincinnati and Shiloh Church in Dayton, OH on an interim basis. Prior to coming to Cincinnati in 1976, Dr. Croskery was Executive Director of the Academy of Parish Clergy, a national Professional Society and Continuing Education Academy for Ministers, Priests, and Rabbis.

Dr. Croskery has been a Rotarian since 1966 and a member of the Cincinnati Rotary Club since 1977 where he has filled numerous leadership roles. He is a Past President of the Cincinnati Yale Club; Past President of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, where he continues to serve as Director. He is a Director of the Friendly Sons ofSt.Patrick Foundation. He has been a Director of the Wood Hudson Cancer Research Laboratories, a member of the Community Action Board of theHoxworthBloodCenter, and a Trustee of the Cincinnati Ballet.

He is married to Dr. Beverly Croskery, a well known educator, author, and education consultant. They have four children: Richard Croskery, MD, Col. Robert F. Croskery, Esq., (Rev.) Kathryn Croskery Jones, Esq., and Dr. Virginia Croskery, opera singer, professor and equestrian.

He has served in churches as Pastor for nearly 70 years. This December, Dr. Croskery will retire from ministry. However, we know that he has impacted thousands of lives and therefore, what he has taught, inspired and lived as an example for Christian endeavor shall live on and be passed forward for countless years to come by those who have had the privilege to know him.



6 thoughts on “Reverend Croskery

  1. So glad to read about you. Hope you are well.
    Since you introduced me to Jesus Christ, studied many tapes of Derek Prince, went to Isreal on a tour with him, and have kept studying the Bible as much as possible for years through studies of all sorts.
    I admire the transmitting g of your values to yur family and do.many successes.
    Of three children my youngest gas graduated from the USNA in 2007.

  2. Rev. Croskery,

    Do you remember Rachel and Sid Leonard from your days at First Congregational in Toledo? I am her brother, Denny. I’m am writing a book called “Glorified Rubble: Rebuilding the True You.” Westbow Press, a division of Zondervan and Thomas Nelson is publishing it. In it, I mention my days at First Congregational with you and Beverly. If you remember me, I’d love hearing from you.

  3. Dear Dr Bob – Jack Garrity (from FSSP Glee Club; also that ‘Holy Spirit’ guy). I’ve no other contact for you but wish you and Beverly well through this lengthy pandemic. I’d enjoy chatting with you. I lIast saw you, I think, at one of your “Friends by the Fire” gatherings. I recall meeting at one of the latter gatherings a fellow who had just received an ‘ankle replacement’ and now in 2021 would love to get in touch with him as I’m in the same need – any contact would be appreciated, So be well and feel free to call [513-484-1272]. I miss the Glee Club events we had to cancel the past two seasons.

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