In the fall of 2019, Robert T. Tanner II, was appointed as Senior Pastor of City Hope Church. Robert lived in the area previously during his high school years and into his early twenties. During that time Robert attended what was then Utica Foursquare Church and is now City Hope Church.
Robert’s life is an incredible story of God’s redemption. After leaving Utica in 1984, Robert lived a life absent of a relationship with Jesus, until his mid-30’s, when at a point of desperation, he surrendered his will to the Lordship of Jesus.
After an extended season of growth, development, training and serving in ministry leadership, the Lord’s purpose for Robert came into focus.
Through God’s divine direction, after being gone for 35 years, Robert has returned to Pastor the church founded in 1978 by his father, Robert T. Tanner I.
Robert is passionate about seeing people saved, healed, set-free, discipled, equipped, empowered and released into all God purposed for their lives.
Robert and his wife, Julie, have two married daughters, two sons, and three grandchildren.