Our Founders

founders

Bishop Melvin Robinson, Sr.
Founder

Bishop Melvin Robinson, Sr. was an appointed servant of God. In the late 1960’s the Lord called Bishop Robinson to the Washington Metropolitan area. During this time he laid the foundation for his ministry. Through his preaching many souls were won to the Lord. In 1970, Bishop Robinson founded the Master’s Child Church and pastored this church for 29 years. During his tenure, he was elevated to the General Board of Bishops and Overseer of The United Churches of Deliverance.

In addition to his church ministry, he also hosted a radio broadcast. This was another avenue that the Lord gave him to win souls to Christ. His many listeners were very familiar with these words; “This broadcast has but one outstanding purpose in life; praying for the sick, encouraging the discouraged, comforting the bereaved, restoring the backslider, winning the unsaved, strengthening the babes in Christ, teaching and preaching the Word of God and rejoicing in the God giving privilege to do so.” All the mighty acts God performed through Bishop Robinson, Sr. are too numerous to record Bishop Robinson was a man of love, not hate. He closed all church services with this question: “What did the Lord say?” and the congregation response was “With loving kindness have I drawn thee.”

Evangelist Erma Robinson-Fitzgerald
Co-Founder

Erma Robinson is a native of Memphis, Tennessee. Upon graduating from High School, Erma relocated to New York where she became a faithful member of the Glorious Church of God In Christ. She served in many ministry capacities and she eventually met and married the late Bishop Melvin Robinson, Sr. Together the union was blessed with three children, Rhonda, Melvin, Jr. and Cecil.

In 1967, Erma and Bishop relocated to the Washington DC area where he served as Pastor for several churches. In 1970, with the help of God, Bishop and Erma birthed the Master’s Child Church. As co-founder, Erma was the initiator of many auxiliaries that is still in existence today. She was ordained a minister in 1976 and became an evangelist in 1979. Erma truly had a love for singing and the young people. She served as the 1st choir director for the Master’s Child combined choir.
Erma instituted an annual “Women in White” celebration for the women of the church. She also works with the junior usher board.
Erma’s parents reside in Memphis, Tennessee along with her sister Carolyn. She has two other sisters (Eva and Betty) and one brother (Aaron). Erma has 6 grandchildren (Roxanne, Rosilyn, Chanel, Cameron, Jr., Camille, and Melvin, III).