News Staff Report
The Annual Rosa Parks Prayer Breakfast is set for Saturday, February 3, 9 a.m., at Greater Mt. Triumph Missionary Baptist Church. The event is always held at no charge and is open to the public (16 and older).
This year’s scheduled guest speaker is Pastor Rodtric T. Robinson.
Pastor Robinson is a native of Montgomery, who grew up in the Ridgecrest Community. He is the eighth of nine children and the second of four to accept their call in the ministry. He owes many of his accomplishments to his mother, Annie Ruth Robinson. He attended local area public schools and graduated with an advance diploma from Sidney Lanier High School in Montgomery. He received a full baseball scholarship from Faulkner University, but it was not in God’s plan for him to play professional baseball. Although he desired a professional career and had received several calls from major league teams, God’s plan was for him to walk away from baseball and work in His kingdom. He went on to pursue his education at Troy University in Montgomery and several years later earned a B.S. Degree in Accounting.
In 1998, he was ordained as a Deacon under the Leadership of Pastor Lonnie Nickson at Big Roxanna Missionary Baptist Church in Montgomery, where he served as the Secretary of the Deacons Board for three years. In his final year as a Deacon, he was asked by Pastor Nickson to be the head of the finance committee in the Land Purchasing Project. In 2001, he accepted his call in the ministry and was ordained under the leadership of Pastor Nickson. During this time, he served as the Youth Pastor, the Worship Leader, Lead Teacher of the Adult Bible Study Class, Assistant Teacher of the Adult Sunday School Class, and the Armor Bearer for Pastor Nickson.
In 2003, he accepted the position as the Chief of Staff at Hutchinson Missionary Baptist Church in Montgomery, under the leadership of Pastor G.W.C. Richardson, Jr. It was through this encounter and under his mentor’s tutelage that he received his formal pastoral training. Recognizing and nurturing the anointing and calling upon his life, Pastor Richardson appointed him to various offices and positions within the church, which included the following: Chief of Staff, Lead Executive Minister, Ministers Class Teacher, Assistant Sunday School Teacher for Ministers, Minister of the College Ministry and College Ministry Bible Study Teacher, to name a few. Pastor Robinson assisted Pastor Richardson with making many business and spiritual decisions. Under Pastor Richardson’s leadership, he helped to train, develop, and ordain over 32 ministers. He was also given the task of growing the College Bible Study Class to help strengthen the College Ministry. Under his leadership, God blessed the class and it grew from three students to 52 students and six ministers were ordained out of that class.
He continued serving faithfully under Pastor Richardson until he was appointed Pastor of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, Orion, Alabama, in November 2016. During his time at Bethlehem, God added to the church spiritually and numerically. In 2018, he was voted to serve as Moderator of the Pike Union District Association, where he served faithfully for two years.
Knowing that he needed a help-mate, God blessed him to find a First Lady in 2017. He and his wife, Minister Corliss C. Robinson, share four beautiful children. Since their union, God has blessed their family tremendously.
God has continued to elevate Pastor Robinson and in October of 2023, he was blessed to become the Pastor at the historical First Congregational Christian Church, United Church of Christ in Montgomery.
Pastor Robinson’s ultimate desire is to see people fully embrace God’s love and to walk in victory and power while experiencing the fullness of God’s promises.