Bishop Robert Baker has led the Diocese of Birmingham, Ala. since October 2, 2007. Born in Willard, Ohio, Bishop Baker studied at both the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio and the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy. He was ordained a priest of the Diocese of St. Augustine in 1970. After that, he was a faculty member of St. Vincent de Paul Seminary in Boynton Beach and then served as pastor of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine from 1984 to 1999. He was ordained a bishop in 1999 and served as bishop of the Diocese of Charleston, S.C. until 2007.