MEET CURTIS L. ROBINSON SR.

 

As a Pastoral Counselor, Reverend Curtis Robinson stands at the forefront of the helping professions. He has championed the cause to provide effective, life-changing services for his clients. Curtis has a plethora of educational and faith-based experience which includes graduating with honors from the Teen Challenge Bible Institute, ministerial licensing  under the Illinois District Council of the Assemblies of God, Assistant to the Pastor at a renowned Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois, Chaplain with the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center in Waukegan, Illinois, and substance abuse counselor/program director at Chicago Teen Challenge.   Reverend Robinson has been in ministry for nearly 30 years and has a seasoned and powerful word to release to the body of Christ at large.  

Reverend Robinson has always valued a sound Christian education.

To the degree that he enrolled in the seminary at Apex School of Theology in Durham, North Carolina to earn a quality, spiritually uplifting Christian education. His experience was very rewarding, yet challenging. He attended classes full time, while gainfully employed in the marketplace, faithfully serving as the co-director of the Emerging HOPE Family Strengthening Program, and serving as an Associate Minister at an urban church.

On May 20, 2017, Reverend Robinson graduated from Apex School of Theology with an Associate of Christian Education degree with a Specialization in African American History and the Black Church. Through it all, he was able to maintain a 3.95 GPA and graduated with double honors –Presidential Honors and was recognized on the Undergraduate Deans List.  Moreover, he was honored by the Apex faculty with a beautiful plaque for assisting his wife Dr. Robinson throughout her three-year doctoral process. 

Ordination Process

On December 8, 2019, Reverend Robinson was Ordained as an Elder during a Ministerial Ordination Ceremony under the auspicious  of Apostle, Dr. James A. Rorie, Founder & Overseer Faith Deliverance Cathedral Ministries, Inc., Hollywood / Miami, Florida.  The service officiant was Reverend Martin M. Dixon, Sr. of Miami, Florida.

 

The ​Ordination Committee consisted of:

Pastors Martin M. & Adeleane S. Dixon,

Faith Deliverance Cathedral Ministries, Inc.

Miami, Florida - Ordination Officiant

Pastor LaQuando L. and Evangelist Thamika Minor, Sr.

Living Water Christian Church

Chicago, Illinois

Pastor Traycie Small

Co-Pastor, Regional Prophetic Minister and Women’s Leadership Advocate at Women's Breakfast Club

Pastor Bobbett Hampton, Fresh Fire AME Church, Kalamazoo, MI

 

​Likewise, on ​January 24, 2020 Reverend Curtis Robinson was elevated to the office of Pastor during a Ministerial Licensing and Spiritual Impartation Ceremony at Faith Deliverance Cathedral Ministries, Inc., Hollywood, Florida under the auspicious of Apostle, Dr. James A. Rorie, Founder & Overseer.

Community Outreach

Reverend Robinson is an active member of his community.  He serves as a support partner with Recovery Institute of Southwest Michigan Inc., and a Collaborator with the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Furthermore, on April 8, 2016, Reverend Robinson and Dr. Robinson were featured guest on National Public Radio, NPR with host Earlene McMichael.  To listen to the interview - click on the link http://wmuk.org/term/emerging-hope-family-strengthening-program.

 

Moreover, in February 2015, Reverend Robinson and his wife Dr. Robinson served as short-term missionaries in Cap-Haitien, Haiti with the American Baptist Churches, Michigan Servants for Christ Missionary Team; they were a group of eight people from several different American Baptist Churches in Michigan.

 

Their accommodations were quite good and included showers (cold) and toilets that flushed, so they were very fortunate and grateful.  Their hosts were Pastor Voltaire and his family, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Cap-Haitien, Haiti.  Soon after they landed at the Port-au-Prince International Airport, they grabbed their luggage and boarded the back of an open-bed pickup truck for a bumpy, eventful 3.5-hour journey to Cap-Haitien. 

Considering this was Reverend Robinson and Dr. Robinson’s first international mission experience, they were grateful for the opportunity to serve the people of Haiti, as they worshiped and labored alongside them.

Servanthood

 

Reverend Robinson is a man of God who has clearly been endowed by the Holy Spirit with the gift to teach and preach. He is a lover of people and one who works well with others. Curtis preaches the Gospel of Jesus Christ with conviction and clarity and demonstrates that he is a “doer of the Word” through his conversation and community volunteerism. His spirit is open to serve in whatever capacity the Lord sees fit to use him.

 

According to Reverend Robinson, when human beings experience trauma or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. He has a great passion for bringing healing to people who have been through a traumatic/stressful experience. He prides himself on helping his clients to find healthy perceptions of themselves so they can begin to see themselves as peaceful, complete, whole, and safe.

Family

 

Reverend Robinson and his wife reside in Kalamazoo, MI.  They have six adult children between them.  He is a devoted family man, loves gourmet cooking and reading world history with a particular interest in African-American history and Christian self-help books.  

 

Curtis_white suite.JPG
last.jpg

MEET DR. PAMELA R. ROBINSON

 

As a Christian, Dr. Robinson has come to know the Lord Jesus Christ as a comforter and a guide; one who will never leave nor forsake her.   She believes that it is a humbling experience to work with individuals during their times of difficulty. Knowing that the emotions and behaviors of those suffering can be intense, she understands that during times of crisis, many people just want the pain to end and have the problem resolved. Pamela feels a special calling to help during those difficult times.  She feels honored when people invite her to help them make changes in their lives.

 

Dr. Robinson  has more than 25 years of experience in the non-profit sector, academic communities, faith-based institutions, and human service sector.  She has as incisive knowledge-base that is essential for working with culturally diverse, disenfranchised populations.  Dr. Robinson has a Doctor of Ministry degree, two masters’ degrees - a Master of Social Work degree and a Master of Divinity degree, as well as a Bachelor of Social Work degree.

As a Clinical Social Worker and Pastoral Theologian, Dr. Robinson assists her clients to gain a sense of normalcy by implementing treatment activities to reduce maladaptive behaviors and maximize behavioral self-control. Having collaborated with school personnel, probation officers, police officers, clergy members, and other influential parties, She knows her way around in the community and is well respected by her peers and clients. Her dedication sets her apart from the masses.

Dr. Robinson has in various ministerial roles  for roughly 20 years.  She  has a seasoned and powerful word to release to the body of Christ at large. As a womanist theologian, she isn't afraid to venturing in uncharted waters.  Dr. Robinson has a strong anointing for empowering individuals who struggle with mental health challenges.  She prides herself with assisting them to find wholeness through deliverance, healing, and restoration. As a marketplace entrepreneur and Pastoral Theologian, she focuses on media educational-outreach, collaboration with marketplace business establishments and educational empowerment by preaching the gospel, evangelizing, conducting educational workshops and seminars across the country.

Ordination Ceremony

On December 8, 2019, Dr. Robinson was Ordained as an Elder during a Ministerial Ordination Ceremony under the auspicious  of Apostle, Dr. James A. Rorie, Founder & Overseer Faith Deliverance Cathedral Ministries, Inc., Hollywood / Miami, Florida.  The service officiant was Reverend Martin M. Dixon, Sr. of Miami, Florida.

 

The ​Ordination Committee consisted of:

Pastors Martin M. & Adeleane S. Dixon,

Faith Deliverance Cathedral Ministries, Inc.

Miami, Florida - Ordination Officiant

Pastor LaQuando L. and Evangelist Thamika Minor, Sr.

Living Water Christian Church

Chicago, Illinois

Pastor Traycie Small

Co-Pastor, Regional Prophetic Minister and Women’s Leadership Advocate at Women's Breakfast Club

Pastor Bobbett Hampton, Fresh Fire AME Church, Kalamazoo, MI

 

Likewise, on ​January 24, 2020 Reverend Dr. Pamela Robinson was elevated to the office of Pastor during a Ministerial Licensing and Spiritual Impartation Ceremony.   The ceremony was held at Faith Deliverance Cathedral Ministries, Inc., Hollywood, Florida under the auspicious of Apostle, Dr. James A. Rorie, Founder & Overseer

Community Outreach

On April 8, 2016, Dr. Robinson and Minister Robinson were featured guest on National Public Radio, NPR with host Earlene McMichael.  To listen to the interview - click on the link http://wmuk.org/term/emerging-hope-family-strengthening-program.

 

In February 2015, Dr. Robinson and her husband Minister Robinson served as short-term missionaries in Cap-Haitien, Haiti with the American Baptist Churches, Michigan Servants for Christ Missionary Team; they were a group of eight people from several different American Baptist Churches in Michigan.

 

Their accommodations were quite good and included showers (cold) and toilets that flushed, so they were very fortunate and grateful.  Their hosts were Pastor Voltaire and his family, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Cap-Haitien, Haiti.  Soon after they landed at the Port-au-Prince International Airport, they grabbed their luggage and boarded the back of an open-bed pickup truck for a bumpy, eventful 3.5-hour journey to Cap-Haitien. 

 

Considering this was Reverend Robinson and Dr. Robinson’s first international mission experience, they were grateful for the opportunity to serve the people of Haiti, as they worshiped and labored alongside them.

 

According to Dr. Robinson, experiencing the devastating impoverished conditions in Haiti firsthand has compelled her to work even harder to advance her education so that she can help others.  A recognition that others' misfortune could be one's own, . . . "There, but for the grace of God, go I." . . . 1 Corinthians 15:8-10 It is because of her strong desire to excel against the odds and to be a blessing to others, that on Saturday, May 18, 2016, she was conferred a Masters of Divinity Degree from Apex School of Theology in Durham, North Carolina.  Having graduated in the top 10 percent of her class, she received Prestigious, Presidential Honors. 

 

Doctorial Process

In June 2016, Dr. Robinson and her Doctoral Chairperson, Dr. Luchara Wallace, Ph.D,. were invited to co-present Pamela’s pre-dissertation at the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. There were many other notable accomplishments achieved during the three -year doctoral process. One that stands out is being featured guest on National Public Radio (NPR) for a live interview about African American's Mental Health Disparities. 

With great pride on April 20, 2017, Dr. Robinson successfully defended her dissertation as a Doctoral of Ministry Scholar at Apex School of Theology in Durham, NC.  On May 20,2017 she was conferred a Doctorate of Ministry degree with Presidential Honors.  Her dissertation, “Education the African American Church Towards Those with Mental Health Challenges to Have an Attitudinal Change,” was recognized in the top three percent of her cohort by her Doctoral Mentors for its research qualities. She and her husband Reverend Curtis Robinson, Sr. where invited to teach at Apex during Doctoral Intensives; with their first session being held in the fall 2017.  Furthermore, the Apex Faculty honored Minister Curtis Robinson with  recognized with distinguished accolades for effortlessly supporting his wife during her three year Doctoral process.  

Affiliations

Dr. Robinson is a member of the  American Association of Christian Counselors, National Association of African American Social Workers, Collaborator with the National Alliance on Mental Illness,  former Mentor with the Western Michigan University Student Alumni Association, a Field Instructor at Western Michigan University School of Social Work, and an esteemed member of the Delta Sigma Theta (ΔΣΘ) Alumnae Chapter.

 

She is the Founder and Co-Pastor of the Emerging HOPE Ministries. Emerging HOPE is a family fortifying ministry that is committed to preaching the gospel, providing professional, effective leadership and advocacy services to ethnically diverse individuals and families. Dr. Robinson is an esteemed author that has self-published the first and second editions of the Emerging HOPE: Parent Educational Manuel, completed a cutting-edge  Dissertation “Education the African American Church Towards Those with Mental Health Challenges to Have an Attitudinal Change, published a culturally relevant book: The Color of HOPE: African American Mental Health in the Church, and developed “Blooming with New Coping Skills” a set of Educational Social Skill Development Flashcards for children.  She and her husband are the distinguished creators and host of the Nationally Syndicated "Lotus Flower Podcast" which steams on Spotify, RSS.com, and Wix.com. 

 

Family

 

According to Dr. Robinson, “God is in the business of transformation.”  She knows personally that God takes what is old and makes it new.  He turns chaos into order and transforms death into life.  Dr. Robinson resides in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  She is happily married to her husband Curtis.  She is happily married to her husband Curtis.  They have a blended family of six adult children between them and an array of grandchildren.