Assistant to the Pastor - Reverend Norman N. Robinson
Reverend Norman N. Robinson, born in Washington, D.C., is the last of four children to the late Dr. Raymond R. and Mrs. Clara L. Robinson.
Educated in the public schools of Washington, D.C., Rev. Robinson received his Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary and Secondary Physical Education from the D.C. Teacher’s College. He received his Master of Education degree from the American University in special education. Rev. Robinson also attended the Howard University School of Divinity.
He taught in the D.C. Public Schools from 1972-1980. In 1981, he began teaching at the Cheltenham Center on the grounds of Boy’s Village in Prince George's County. He continued his educational career in the county as a coordinator of two special education diagnostic wings for learning disabled children. His success led the Director of Special Education to request that he open another diagnostic wing at the Oxon Hill Elementary School.
Rev. Robinson was the first Crisis Intervention Teacher in Prince George's County Public Schools where he served at the North Forestville Elementary School wing for seriously emotionally disturbed children for twelve years and trained numerous teachers in techniques for dealing with disruptive students. He became a certified instructor in nonviolent crisis intervention techniques and was later appointed to the position of Itinerant Crists Intervention Teacher to train other crisis intervention teachers in Prince George's County. He retired from the school system in March of 2004.
Rev. Robinson accepted Christ early in life, and his spiritual growth occurred at Israel Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., where his late father, Rev. Raymond R. Robinson, was the Pastor for 39 years. He accepted his call to the gospel ministry well-grounded from a long history of proactive participation in the church as an auxiliary member, Junior Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, Choir Member/Director, Deacon, Youth Minister, Deacon, and Associate Minister.
Rev. Robinson was called to serve as the interim Pastor of the Mount Olive Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. from 1992-1995. In addition to his service to Mount Olive, he provided devotional services for disabled senior citizens at the Capitol Hill Convalescent Care Center every fifth Sunday. After completing his interim pastorate at Mount Olive Baptist, his family was spirit-led on December 31, 1995 to join the fellowship of the Fort Foote Baptist Church in Fort Washington, Maryland where he currently serves as the Assistant to the Pastor and as an Associate Minister. He supports the Pastor and uses his spiritual gifts as the ministers' trainer, Minister of Counseling, as a Sunday School Teacher of high school age students, and whatever else he is assigned.
Rev. Robinson gives God the praise for his lovely wife, Dr. Cheryl A. Robinson, whom he has been very happily married to for over 35 years, and for their two wonderful daughters, Mrs. Nicole Robinson-Greene of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, and Ms. Natalie Robinson, who is a university student.
HIs daily prayer is that God will allow him to be a humble and available servant. He stands on Romans 1:16 which states "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first and also for the Greek”.