History


The Master’s Child Church, formerly known as the Master’s Child Glorious Church of God in Christ, was founded in the year of 1971 under the leadership of the late Bishop Melvin Robinson, Sr. and Co-founder, Erma Robinson.  At that time, services were held at 304 Q Street in the Northeast corridor of Washington, D.C. Through this leadership and guidance, many souls were added to the church.  Four pillars of the church that helped build the foundation of the church were Elder and Sister Coles, Sister Grace Saul and Mother Carrie Cousar.

In 1979, the church relocated to 1508 P Street in the northeast corridor of Washington D.C. and through God’s blessings, He continued to add souls to the church. In 1981, the church moved to 3201 Farragut Street in Hyattsville, Maryland. The church began holding yearly revivals that were conducted by the late Elder Eugene Cottle from Brooklyn, New York. Due to the overwhelming church growth, the church was once again in search of a larger facility for worship.

In 1994, and through God’s wonderful vision, the church relocated to two locations (2715 22nd Street in the Northeast corridor of Washington DC, and 9th & V Street in the Northwest corridor of Washington DC) before moving to 3702-04 Old Silver Hill Road in Suitland, Maryland. In 1998, Bishop Melvin Robinson, Sr. became very ill. He began appointing the leadership to key roles to continue the vision God had set forth for the church. In 1999 before his demise, Bishop Melvin Robinson, Sr. elevated Elder Melvin Robinson, Jr. to Pastor of the Master’s Child Glorious Church of God In Christ. In 2000, Pastor Melvin Robinson, Jr. re-incorporated the church as a non-profit organization in good standing with the State of Maryland and renamed the church: The Master’s Child Church, Inc. severing all ties with the Glorious Church of God In Christ.  Pastor Robinson elevated 2 Deacons to Elders, re-structured the Pastoral and Ministerial Staff, selected a Board of Trustees to oversee the business infrastructure and developed several new ministries including a Media Ministry. Pastor Robinson began his radio broadcast ministry and can be heard on the Spirit of 1340am WYCB every Saturday at 10:00am.  In 2001, Pastor Robinson formed LovingKindness Ministries, Inc. – the non-profit (501©3) outreach arm of the Master’s Child Church.

In 2003, Pastor Robinson was elevated to the office of the Bishopric by Apostle Floyd E. Nelson, Sr. (first presiding Bishop of the Bible Way Churches Worldwide).  In March 2003, Bishop Robinson led the church in an historical event by moving the church from renting a 4,000 square foot store front building in Suitland, Maryland to purchasing a 19,000 square foot building in District Heights, Maryland where the church currently holds worship services.  The Master’s Child Church Worship Center is located at 2001 Brooks Drive in District Heights, Maryland and sits in the center of the District Heights community.

In 2007, LovingKindness Ministries, Inc. launched Project Independence to develop and build an affordable senior housing facility for the senior citizens population of the community.  To find out more about other LovingKindness Ministries projects and activities, click on this link:  www.lkm.com .