Bob Vander Plaats’ leadership, insight, and voice are widely requested by national and international media outlets. The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, The Atlantic, and many others have referenced Bob as the “kingmaker” of the Iowa presidential caucuses, while Bob prefers the designation of being a “standard bearer” for biblical values in the public arena.
Bob is author of Light from Lucas, a poignant account of Bob’s son, Lucas, who although severely disabled at birth, offers important life-changing lessons. Light from Lucas is a Barnes and Noble “Recommended Read” and has earned the authentic “Chuck Norris Approved” seal.
Bob’s most recent book, If 7:14…An Urgent Call for Revival…It’s Time, is an urgent and compelling call to revival based upon 2 Chronicles 7:14, a passage that gives God’s people a glimpse of His heart and a template for revival. Visit www.if714.com.
Bob received his Master’s and Specialist’s Degrees from Drake University in Educational Leadership. He is an honored Northwestern College (Iowa) “Distinguished Alumnus” in the area of professional achievement.
Bob and his wife, Darla, recently celebrated 30 years of marriage and are blessed with four sons.