"I plan to help Sandy cook more," said DeFoor.
He serves on the boards of the Marshall Center for Christian Ministry at Georgetown College and the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky in Lexington, an alternative to the more conservative Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville.
DeFoor wants to devote more time to working with the two institutions in addition to his service on their boards.
DeFoor preached his final Sunday sermon as the church's pastor July 22.
Other people will speak during this Sunday's morning service, recalling DeFoor's life in the ministry, both before and during his work here.
There will be family members, friends, church officials and members of the community to talk about the DeFoors, both during the service and later, after a luncheon for them.
It is unusual for a Baptist minister to spend 28 1â?2 years in one church, DeFoor said last week, but he added that it is part of the aging process.
When a preacher is nearing the end of his career, he tends to move less often.
The couple plan to continue to be members of Harrodsburg Baptist Church where Sandy DeFoor will continue to teach a Sunday school class.
"I think that speaks well for Bob"
Several retired ministers have continued to be members of the church or have become members after retirement.
"I think that speaks well for Bob,'' Sandy DeFoor said.
"It's been nice to have them,'' Bob DeFoor said. "They understand.''
Looking back over his tenure, DeFoor said he's most proud of the development of the property purchased from Saint Andrew's Catholic Church, now called the Roc: the Recreation and Outreach Center.
Personally, he said, he was happy to be with people, trying to help them through the more difficult times of their lives.
"I am grateful the Lord called me to do what I do,'' he said.
One promise the DeFoors have made to each other is she won't play piano in church services and he won't lead the singing.
"I can't sing, and she can't play the notes fast enough,'' he said.