A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF 70 YEARS AT ST. PAUL/ ROBINSON
MEMORIAL CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST
St. Paul Church of God In Christ had its humble beginning in 1947 with Elder Perry Robinson as the Pastor along with His wife Sis. Hazel Robinson and their children. And from that humble beginning we still have with us today, family members representing our first families that began this small edifice. That was sometime called the little Mud Church. From the founder Elder Perry Robinson, we still have worshiping with us a daughter, Sis. Ethel Robinson Morrow. And a Granddaughter Missy Carol Nixon along with her husband Bro Lincoln Nixon.
In this humble beginning St. Paul, also had and assistant Pastor. Elder Jessie B. Green and wife, Sis. Margaret Green. Sis. Green suggested the name St. Paul for the small church which at that time was called #2. And for many years we were blessed to have Eld. Greens daughter, Mother Jessie Lee Green Richardson along with her husband Deacon Frederick Richardson who served faithfully, until called home to be with the Lord.
From Mother Neice Walker in whose home the church began as a small Sunday school. We still have her Grandson. Elder Michael West who now has added a help meet by his side Sis. Carmela. And He presently serves as the Sunday School Superintendent. We are also blessed to have other family members that was a part of the beginning families. Bro & Sis Ernest & Nannie Hudson. Our first church was built on property that was purchased from Bro. Lacey Hudson. We are still blessed to have our Church Mother, Mother Queen Esther Harris who is in attendance when her health allows. She came to St. Paul in 1955.
During these 70 years our church has weathered many storms. On October 21, 1984 our great founder, Elder Perry Robinson went home to be with the Lord, However God always provides for His people. So in 1986 our present Pastor, Elder William H. Lee was installed as Pastor along with First Lady Sis. Maxie Lee. Also at that time in memory of our founder the Church was renamed Robinson Memorial Church of God in Christ, By Bishop Roger L. Jones, who for a time was our Pastor. Today we celebrate 70yrs. continuing the tradition that was first started by our late founder Elder Perry Robinson in 1975.
Would all Robinson Memorial Family please stand at this time.