Pastor and Author
From his birth in Hope, Arkansas, to his 35 years as founding and lead pastor of St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Plano, Texas, Robert Hasley’s faith and worldview has been shaped by key Christian relationships, including his wife, Sharon, his immediate family, the Highland Park and St. Andrew families of faith, and many good friends, all of whom who have dedicated themselves to “doing justice, loving kindness, and walking humbly with God” (Micah 6:8). As instruments of God’s amazing grace, they are the reason he said “yes” to serving Christ full time as a United Methodist pastor and why he continues to experience the joy of glorifying God by offering the faith, hope, and love of Christ to others today.
These short, uplifting devotional messages of comfort and encouragement are just the antidote for days of stress and worry. Pastor Robert Hasley tells homespun stories and anecdotes of a life lived in faith through good times and bad. His grandmother would always say, "everything's gonna be all right." As a young man, he wondered, how could she say such a thing when pain, harm, and suffering persist? Yet hers was not a Pollyanna faith, but a faith that sustained and comforted in times full of fear, anxiety, and stress. A compilation of Rev. Hasley’s life experiences and devotional messages, Everything is Going to Be All Right is not tied to specific days of the week or year and may be read in any order for inspiration and support.
For decades, Robert Hasley has ministered among God’s people. In this lively collection, we see why Hasley has been so beloved by his flock. His devotionals display a gentle wit, flashes of insight, and keen pastoral insight. Here are the thoughts of a pastor who knows how to connect the Christian faith with the challenges of everyday life. You’ll be better for having had Robert Hasley minister to you through his extraordinary ability to communicate the faith.
United Methodist Bishop (retired), Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry, Duke Divinity School, author of Accidental Preacher: A Memoir.
At a time when so little seems to be “all right,’’ Pastor Robert Hasley imparts wisdom inherited from his 101-year-old grandmother in a series of faith-restorative devotionals. Whether it’s whale-watching or kangaroo wrestling, in trips to Africa, Australia or family reunions in Arkansas, Hasley uncovers New Testament guidance and expressions of God’s healing hand to share with readers.
Columnist, Dallas Morning News
I think of Everything Is Gonna Be All Right as the portable Rev. Hasley. Like the author himself, it is a welcome companion and friend–enjoyable to be with, inspiring to know, and yet challenging when necessary, though always with grace and humor. I have read many devotional books, but none quite so heartfelt, warm, and relatable. It is a gift.
Dr. Craig Hill
Dean, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University
In a world where isolation and uncertainty have become so prevalent, these devotionals are life-giving. The short stories inspired me to reconnect with my own stories and reminded me of the certainty that I am not, and never have been, alone. That’s enough to carry me through each day.
Rev. Stacy Auld
Director of Spiritual Care & Education, Houston Methodist Hospital
Robert Hasley’s charming style and uplifting stories remind us of God’s abiding presence amid challenging times and offer practical everyday hope. His grace-filled devotions are speckled with quaint reminiscences of his small-town rural Arkansas roots. A joyful, accessible read guaranteed to inspire and renew your faith.
Dr. Jan Davis
Associate Pastor, First Methodist, Mansfield, TX
From beginning to end I was both moved and deeply enriched in my own Christian walk by Dr. Hasley’s heartfelt sharing of his personal and entertaining life experiences. An unanticipated surprise from reading Everything is Gonna Be All Right was recalling so many of my own special memories of friends, family, and faith. Your spiritual life will be enriched by the faith and encouragement expressed so beautifully by Dr. Hasley in each devotional reading.
CEO, Methodist Health System Dallas
In my work consulting with churches, I meet a lot of pastors. I have known Robert Hasley for over 20 years and he is a gifted storyteller. He has this innate combination of vulnerability, transparency and plain speak that make the Scriptures come alive in ways you many never have seen. I have seen him do it many times over the years. You will be blessed and encouraged as you read this collection.
Everything Is Gonna Be All Right is an inspiring collection of stories that I had the privilege of hearing first hand while attending Rev. Robert Hasley's church. His life experiences can bring confidence, peace and strength to anyone in these trying times!
NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback