On February 13, 1994, William Holmes Robinson, the youngest child of Mr. John H. and Mrs. Windy T. Robinson, embarked on the odyssey of a lifetime. It was then that he preached his initial sermon and received his ordination and licensing at the Mount Carmel Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Timothy Fleming.
After Pastor Robinson’s Ordination, God would then put him in the field in preparation for his ultimate purpose. This would include his matriculation through Morehouse College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion in 1997. He would then go on to serve as the assistant pastor of the Jackson Memorial Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Gregory Sutton. Pastor Robinson continued to work the work of Him who called him and later received his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from the Morehouse School of Religion at the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC), in the spring of 2000 and 2009 respectively.
In 1999, Reverend William Holmes Robinson accepted the call as Second Mount Vernon Baptist Church’s seventh pastor, since its establishment over eighty-three years earlier. The young godson of the late Rev. Dr. William Holmes Borders was now poised and ready to lead his flock. Through God’s anointing, Pastor Robinson’s intellectually invigorating messages of ‘real talk’ have attracted the attention of ministries from across the nation. Moreover, his sermon “The Great Moses Debate” was featured in the Fall 2000 edition of the African American Pulpit, and his sermon, Living a Purposeful Life” was featured in the same edition, in 2007. He is also the recipient of the 2005 Outstanding Young People of Atlanta Award and highlighted in 2005-2006 edition of Who’s Who of Black Atlanta.
In addition to the ministry, Pastor Robinson hails as a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated among many other civic group affiliations.
Looking ahead, the future for Pastor Williams Holmes Robinson holds great promise. On April 1, 2010, he was inducted into the Morehouse College Distinguished Board of Preachers during the institution annual Spiritual Awareness Crown Forum.
Pastor Robinson is married to the love of his life, the former, Ms. Erika Raquel Evans, and is the father of two children, Winton Kiarii and Kaylin Raquel.
As Senior Pastor of The Olivet Church, Pastor Robinson continues to fulfill God’s purpose for his life, he remains humbled by God’s appointment and the service to His people. He holds fast to his favorite adage, “ The best is yet to come!”