roy goble

Author, Entrepreneur and Real Estate Developer


An entrepreneur and real estate developer for the last 30 years, Roy Goble grew up working in his father’s junkyard, where he learned to take apart absolutely anything and to evaluate everything for the value of its parts. After studying economics and business at Westmont College, and marrying his high school sweetheart, D’Aun, he joined his family’s growing real estate business. Today he runs a real estate investment company based in Silicon Valley, leads the ministry PathLight International, and serves on multiple boards—while still finding time to visit and learn from friends and ministry partners around the world.

Roy is the author of Junkyard Wisdom: Resisting the Whisper of Wealth in a World of Broken Parts (Deep River Books, 2016). His second book, Salvaged: Leadership Lessons Pulled from the Junkyard, was published by NavPress in January ‘2019.


Following Jesus has turned out to be harder and better than he ever imagined, and sometimes he misses the simplicity of selling parts in the junkyard. After thirty-five years of marriage, however, D’Aun tells him he already owns too many old cars.