Ian Robson was formerly a Central Government Employee with the Indian Railways, before being called to take up full time ministry at Secunderabad in August 1968. His decision to serve the Lord wholeheartedly prompted him to step down from full time ministry and along with Zac Poonen he co-founded Christian Fellowship Church Bangalore in August 1975. He started his own furniture manufacturing and interior decoration business to support his family without taking a salary from the Church. He has served as an Elder of Christian Fellowship Church Bangalore for nearly 42 years. Ian Robson's family includes his wife, one son and five daughters. All of his six children are married and he has a growing family of grand-children.