MEET CURTIS L. ROBINSON SR.

 

Minister 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.   Minister 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.  

 

Minister Robinson has always valued a sound Christian education. Two years ago, after being out of school for almost 10 years, he decided to enroll in the seminary at Apex School of Theology in Durham, North Carolina to earn a quality, spiritually uplifting Christian education. He had to learn to gear himself up to doing things at a faster pace. Being a seminary student is very rewarding. However, it’s very challenging. Throughout the time period, he was enrolled in online classes full time, while gainfully employed in the marketplace, faithfully serving as the co-director of the Emerging HOPE Family Strengthening Program, LLC, with his wife Dr. Pamela Robinson, and serving as an Associate Minister at his church.

 

On May 20, 2017, Minister 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.  He was honored by the Apex faculty with a beautiful plaque for assisting his wife Dr. Robinson throughout her three-year doctoral process. 

 

He desired to share a portion of his story as a non-traditional student, in the hopes that those who are tentative or just starting their journeys might gain some insight into the process or at least be encouraged that success is within reach. He thanks the Lord for being able to excel as a student and for proving to himself that he had what it takes to become a biblical scholar.

 

Minister Robinson is looking forward to starting his Bachelors of Theology degree in August 2017 and will be conferred that degree in May 2018. His ultimate goal is to earn a Masters of Divinity degree.

 

He is an active member of his community.  Minister Robinson serves as a support partner with Recovery Institute of Southwest Michigan Inc., SMART Recovery International, National Alliance on Mental Illness,  Beechpoint Christian Camp Intercessory Prayer Ministry, and The Lay Counselor Institute. 

 

On April 8, 2016, Minister 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, Minister 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. 

 

Furthermore, this was Minister Robinson and Dr. Robinson’s first international mission experience in an impoverished country to serve others in the name of Jesus.They were grateful to God for this opportunity to serve the people of Haiti, worship with them, work alongside them and become their friends for life. 

 

Minister 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 Minister 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.

 

Minister Robinson and his wife reside in Portage, 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.  

 

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, faith-based, and human service institutions with an incisive knowledge-base that is essential for working with culturally diverse populations. She has a bachelor’s degree in social work and has two masters’ degrees - a Masters of Social Work degree and a Masters of Divinity degree. 

 

Moreover, as a Licensed Master Clinical Social Worker, 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, Dr. Robinson knows her way around in the community and is well respected by her peers and clients. Her dedication sets her apart from the masses.

 

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.

 

Moreover, 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. 

 

Furthermore, this was Dr. Robinson and Minister Robinson’s first international mission experience in an impoverished country to serve others in the name of Jesus. They were grateful to God for this opportunity to serve the people of Haiti, worship with them, work alongside them and become their friends for life. 

 

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 21, 2016, she  was able to successfully completed the first phase of her doctoral degree requirements.  Dr. Robinson was conferred a Masters of Divinity Degree from Apex School of Theology with high honors (Dean's List).  

 

Moreover, 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. 

 

Likewise, on May 20, 2017, Dr. Robinson 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 class by her Doctoral Mentors for its research qualities. She and her husband Curtis have been invited to teach at Apex during upcoming Doctoral Intensives; with their first session beginning in fall 2017.

 

Dr. Robinson has been in ministry for nearly 20 years and has a seasoned and powerful word to release to the body of Christ at large. She is a minister with a strong anointing and grace for empowering individuals who struggle with mental health challenges to find wholeness with an emphasis on deliverance, healing, and restoration. As an entrepreneur and marketplace minister she focuses on media educational-outreach, collaboration with marketplace business establishments and educational empowerment by conducting workshops and seminars across the country.

 

Dr. Robinson is a member of the National Association of Social Workers-Michigan Chapter,  American Association of Christian Counselors, National Association of African American Social Workers,  National Alliance on Mental Illness,  Beechpoint Christian Camp Intercessory Prayer Ministry, Great Start Collaborative,  Delta Sigma Theta (ΔΣΘ) Alumnae Chapter, the ARC of Lansing, a Mentor with the Western Michigan University Student Alumni Association , and is a Field Instructor for Western Michigan University School of Social Work undergraduate and master's level students. She has self-published an educational curriculum, Emerging HOPE Parenting Manual, and is currently completing her first book, Redeeming Grace. 

 

Dr. Robinson is the Founder and Co-Director of the Emerging HOPE Family Strengthening Program, LLC.   Emerging HOPE is a family fortifying program that is committed to providing professional, effective leadership and advocacy services to ethnically diverse individuals and families. 

 

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 Portage, Michigan.  She is happily married to her husband Curtis.  They have six adult children between them.  

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