First Lady Cheryl Robinson
Cheryl S. Robinson, a native of Washington, DC attended the parochial school system and eventually graduated high school from the DC Public School system in 1981. Upon graduating from high school, she immediately enrolled in college at the University of the District of Columbia. She eventually transferred all her credits in 1983 to DeVry Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in an accelerated technology program from DeVry in 1985 and moved back to Washington DC to begin her professional career. She worked as a Database Analyst and Software Engineer for 17 years in Fortune 500 companies.
In 1997, God called her to start a non-profit ministry (Sisters In Touch, Inc.) along with 8 of her close friends. This ministry focused on improving the lives of single mothers with children. The programs were direct services to families in need. The non-profit received many honorariums including the 9 Who Care Award from JC Hayward and Channel 9 for its’ outstanding community service.
Cheryl has always had an interest in empowering women to move from one place in life to a higher level in God. It is this determination that prompted her to head the Women’s Ministry of the Master’s Child Church. Cheryl spearheads annual women’s retreats and women’s conferences each year. She recently implemented quarterly “Power Brunches” for the Women’s Ministry in an effort to empower women in every aspect of their lives. She also works very closely with the young girls (ages 10-17) of the church by mentoring and providing holiday boot-camps through a program called “Girl Power”. Cheryl has been very instrumental in starting many ministries within the church including a Spiritual Dance Ministry, A Step Team, and Children’s Church.
Along with her many roles, she holds the office of Executive Pastor. Her primary role is to ensure the business infrastructure of the ministry is in order and all legal and financial obligations are met. She works closely with the Board of Trustees and leads Board meetings quarterly. In 2007, Cheryl spearheaded the launch of a newly developed community service project called Project Independence under the auspices of LovingKindness Ministries, Inc. – the non-profit entity within the church. This project is designed to provide affordable senior housing for the senior citizen population of our community.
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In 1999, Cheryl married the love of her life, Bishop Melvin Robinson, Jr., Senior Pastor of the Master’s Child Church Worship Center. She is determined to exemplify the qualities of the virtuous women as noted in Proverbs 31 by being a good helpmeet to her husband and the ministry. Bishop and First Lady are dedicated parents and celebrate the lives of their two beautiful children, Camille and Melvin, III.