Bloomington-Normal Chapter

Bob Knapp

Bob Knapp

Board of Directors

Bob’s international experience began when he served in the Marine Corps in Okinawa, Philippines, and Vietnam. Bob and his wife, Sandi, served in Haiti in the 80’s, multiple countries in Europe, and then India with Operation Mobilization (OM) and Youth With A Mission (YWAM) through evangelism and church planting in the 90’s.

Bob has been recognized as a leader, serving as elder and International Ministries Pastor for Eastview Christian Church in Normal, Illinois for 18 years followed by 9 years as Mali, West Africa Country Director for She Is Safe Ministries. Bob also brings 29 years of business management and ownership to his current cross-cultural work.

His insights into the issues in Muslim lands come from the trenches. In impoverished countries where girls are last to get food and medical care, and often sold to visiting businessmen, Bob seeks to address the root causes of their suffering by fostering grassroots initiatives that equip the oppressed with skills to build new lives in Christ. Working with the church in Atacames, Ecuador and Karnataka, India as a Board Member of We Trust In Him Ministries Bob stewards partnerships to offer literacy skills, health clinics for women and children, nutrition education and Biblical training for families.

Along with his international work, Bob is a moving communicator: speaking at conferences, retreats, clubs and churches inviting people to participate in combating the evil of injustice against women and girls by leveraging our talents and blessings for a powerful, united voice for the voiceless.

Bob and Sandi have worked side by side in business and ministry for 37 years. Sandi is on staff at Eastview Christian Church organizing and leading short term international teams. They live in Normal, Illinois and have four grown children and four grandchildren.

If you would like to schedule Bob to share and mobilize people of your community at an event, retreat or conference, please email

Consider having Bob speak to your group on:

  • Issues for Women in Muslim Lands
  • How you can engage in short term mission teams