Bishop Melvin Robinson, Jr., Senior Pastor
Melvin Robinson, Jr. grew up in the Washington, DC area where he attended the DC and MD Public schools. Upon graduating from Potomac High School, he received a full 4-year football scholarship to Tennessee State University. Due to injuries sustained in football, he moved back to the DC area and eventually became a Prince George’s County Police Officer.
He is the only son of the late Bishop Melvin Robinson, Sr. (founder of The Master’s Child Church) and Evangelist Erma Robinson-Fitzgerald (co-founder of The Master’s Child Church). Always having a love for music, he began playing drums at the age of 5 and the organ at the age of 18. He eventually became the official “Minister of Music” for The Master’s Child Church.
In 1992, God had another calling on his life and Melvin became a Minister of The Master’s Child Church and in 1994, an ordained Elder. In February 1999, due to his father’s illness, Elder Robinson, Jr. was elevated to the Pastorate of The Master’s Child Church. Also in 1999, Pastor Robinson married the love of his life, First Lady Cheryl Robinson and they are the proud parents of two children, Camille and Melvin III.
In 2000, Pastor Robinson re-incorporated the church as a non-profit organization and renamed the church: The Master’s Child Church, Inc. Within four years of serving as Senior Pastor, the church was led in an historical event by moving from a 4,000 square foot store front church in Suitland, Maryland to a 19,000 square foot building in District Heights, Maryland.
Pastor Robinson is a “preacher’s preacher”, mentor, confidant and spiritual covering for many Pastors and Church Ministries. He has been afforded the opportunity to minister the life-changing Word of God throughout the United States, the Washington Metropolitan area as well as abroad (including Jamaica, Bahamas and the Dominican Republic).
Other notable accomplishments include his consecration to the office of Bishop in October of 2003, his Master’s Degree in Christian Education from the Word of Faith Christian College in 2007 and he is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lovingkindness Ministries, Inc., which is the outreach ministry of The Master’s Child Church, Inc..