Hi! Welcome to Principles For The Christian Life. Dr. Bob Gullberg is originally from Park Ridge, Illinois and has practiced Internal Medicine in Racine, Wisconsin for over 30 years. His father was a dentist and practiced for over 40 years, many of those years as a volunteer at the Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago, Illinois. Both of his parents, brother Jim, and sisters Lin and Lauri are believers and have influenced him greatly in the Christian faith. Bob spent his boyhood living part time on a lake in Wisconsin regularly enjoying summer and winter sports. His lake experiences helped to form his early in life view of the awesome creation around him. While in high school, he received the “Good Will Award” his senior year. He attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and graduated with a degree in Chemistry. Four years later, he graduated from the University of Illinois Med School . As a senior in medical school, he got a glimpse of global missions when he worked in a missionary hospital in Herbertpur, India near the Nepalian border for 3 months. From the University of Illinois, he headed to Evanston Hospital and completed a residency in Internal Medicine. Next was a two-year Fellowship in the study of Infections at NU Medical School in Chicago. After his post graduate fellowship, he arrived in Racine and married Janet Henricksen 2 years later. He and Janet have four children. Each are walking with the Lord and gifted uniquely! Bob has been a believer for about over four decades. His journey with the Lord began as a 13 year old at the Northwest Covenant Church in Mt. Prospect, Illinois. There, Pastor Engseth led him to the Lord. While attending Maine East High School, mentorship from Dave Veerman of Campus Life followed. Son City at South Park Church with Bill Hybels as Youth Pastor was part of his growing experience. When college began, Craig Domeck took him under his wing in Campus Crusade for Christ. Medical school followed, and some warm fellowship with Steve Kashian, Herb Lang, and Diane Stecher in regular Bible Studies was part of the weekly spiritual diet. While in Rockford, Illinois on a 3 year medical stint, he attended the Evangelical Free Church (Lareau Lindquist was the pastor, good friend, and occasional racket ball partner). Dr. Dave Norquist was a special friend , and quality time was spent with the Christian Medical Society group, and with Eric Anderson, his travel mate to India. Post Graduate training ensued at Northwestern University, and Bible study with cross-healthcare students kept him active in God’s word. Small group studies with Pete Jaggard, MD, Doug Smith, Steve Bundra MD and many others were regular. When Bob arrived in Racine, Wisconsin, the late Dr. Jim Peterson and Dr. Don Cohill mentored him for many years. Presently, Dr. Bob and his family are active at Grace Church in Racine Wisconsin . He tributes Pastor Jerry Worsham for having a large impact on his life from the pulpit for about 20 years. Pastor Rusty Hayes was a trusted accountability partner for years while he was at Grace also. Dr Bob has led Bible studies for 34 years on all sorts of topics from Genesis to Revelation. Over the years, he has had the opportunity to do short term medical work in several remote areas of the world doing medical missions; including Honduras, Haiti, and central Africa. God is at work in every nook and cranny of this globe. He has been a practicing internist for years and has kept busy trying to take care of a full load of patients. There are occasions on a daily basis to see God work His miracles in his patients.
When he has time, he likes to swim (oh yes, only in those warm Wisconsin summers), fish, watch Netflix movies, dig into trivia by reading nonfiction history, help take care of the family’s two dogs- Sadie and Finley, (though his wife, the ultimate dog lover does most of that), play golf (in the summer), or just hang out with the kids.
One of his goals in life is to get know the Bible as well as he knows medicine. (however, admittedly, the more he knows in these areas, the more he realizes that he has a lot to learn!) He sure hopes your goal is similar; to know the heartbeat of God through the Scriptures.
What has he been doing over the last couple of years? Co-teaching Bible studies , and written books on Genesis, Proverbs (recently available as e books on amazon.com), the book series Proverbs for Kids, Proverbs for Teenagers. These books are a set of inspirational books that teach kids God’s principles from the Book of Proverbs.
He and his son Jimmy co-led a Bible Study on New Testament survey at Grace Church in Racine in Spring of 2017. Since then, he has led a course on “Getting to Know God Better” with reference text “Knowing God” by J.I.Packer, a study on the book of Daniel, a study on The Parables from the book of Luke, and in the spring 2020, a study on Defending your Faith. His Life Group from Grace Church meets monthly and is presently studying Randy Alcorn’s book on Heaven.
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Go here to see his books at Amazon.com.