Reverend Marion B. Robinson is in his 18th year as our pastor. From 18 years ago until the present, many wonderful changes have taken place. He once told his sister to introduce him using ONE simple sentence. I can't do that because we are very proud of his accomplishments and choose to share them. He is a role-model for those who chose to observe. His concern for others in genuine. I've had him pray for so many of my friends as well as for me, a cancer survivor. He has spent a lifetime being especially concerned about our youth. He admonishes his parishioners to bring their children to Sunday School and to have them participate in groups that have been set up to enrich their children. With that being said, I continue..
Reverend Robinson os a native of Greenwood, South Carolina and the youngest child of Mack and Annie Robinson. He is married to Jennifer hicks Robinson and the father of Amelia,Benjamin and Christian.
He serves as Vice President and Assistant Comptroller, State Employees Credit Union, from 1983 until the present. In the past, he has served as the Manager of Insurance and Accounts at the North Carolina Department of Transportation, and as a Field Auditor of the Department of Corrections..
Rev. Robinson has had many accomplishments in his walk with the lord. In addition to St Matthew where he has served since 1992, he has served as pastor of Payne's Chapel AME church in Hillsborough and of Bailey's Chapel AME in Roxboro. .. Along with his local church duties, Rev. Robinson serves as Statistician for the Western North Carolina Conference and is a member of its Board of Examiners.
He continues to be active in the following community activities: Wake County Closing the Achievement Gap Committee, co-founder of Harriet B. Webster Task Force for Student Success, past host of the weekly radio show, "Anvil & Cross", member of RWAAMI, Wake County Board of Directors, Kids Voting- USA-NC, Past member, Lacey Elementary School Leadership Team, former President Raleigh Durham chapter of the Johnson C. Smith University Alumni Association, WCPSS Healthy Schools Task Force and the Wake Opportunity Board.
Rev. Robinson has been the recipient of many awards: Distinguish Civic and Religious Leadership by the Raleigh Men's Council Renaissance, 1997; Citizen of the Year by Iota Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, 1997; Man of the Year by the Omicron Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc, 1997; Minister of the Year by the NAACP, North Carolina State Conference,1997.;Outstanding and Dedicated Minister by the AME Church, 2nd Episcopal District, AME Church, 2000; Outstanding Citizen by the AACC, 2001; Child Weilfare Faith Community Partnership by Wake County Human Services, 2001-2003; Church of the Year by Raleigh/APex NAACP, 2004; Video Countdown Minister of the Year, 2004; Raleigh/Wake Pan-Hellenic County Community Recognition Award, 2005 and Sertoma Service to Mankind Award, 2008.
I remember reading a story to my first graders about an elephant and a mouse. The mouse told the elephant to count himself lucky that he, the mouse, didn't destroy him. You see thunder and lightning had occurred when he stomped his "little" foot and he thought he was all powerful. I've been an AME member for many, many years and I've seen all kinds of pastors----many good, many not so..... We here at St Matthew, oughta count ourselves LUCKY that we have a God-sent pastor who looks always to strengthen us as christians facing a "tough" world.