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The Rev. Wendell Robinson
By The Skanner News | The Skanner News
Published: 01 November 2019

The Rev. Wendell Robinson has been named new senior pastor of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, replacing the Rev. James Martin who has retired. Rev. Robinson will be officially installed Sunday, Nov. 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the church located at 8401 N. Chautaqua Blvd.

Rev. Robinson, a native of Portland, worked for US Bank as a commercial account officer for 5 years, his first job after graduating from college.

Sensing God’s call into ministry, he left the banking industry and began working as an associate pastor of Mt. Olivet’s youth ministries, where he served for 10 years. He and his family left Portland to live in Ponce, Puerto Rico as the first full-time missionaries of Mt. Olivet in partnership with Ambassadors Fellowship.

Rev. Robinson later founded a nonprofit organization, Reaching the Nations, as a mission outreach to East African in Kampala, Uganda.  He has preached the gospel message  in five other African nations, including Nigeria, The Republic of Benin, Ghana, Cameroon and Kenya.

In 2009, Rev. Robinson and his wife, Lisa, to whom he has been married for 29 years, left Puerto Rico and began their new life in Atlanta, Ga where he joined the 410 Bridge, an international Christian development organization. He served 410 Bridge for 5 years as the US Program Director for Haiti and Honduras. While at 410 Bridge he provided key leadership and oversight to Haiti and Honduras’s Country Directors for all mission trips, programs, projects and community development initiatives. He was also formerly the senior program officer for Forward Edge International, where he provided oversight of FEI‘s child-focused, community development programs in Haiti, Cuba, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

Rev. Robinson is a graduate of Western Theological seminary and United States International university. He is experienced in the implementation and oversight of successful local and global church ministries. He is an accomplished communicator in the context of Sunday worship services, seminars, retreats, evangelistic crusades, leadership training and small group settings and is fluent in Spanish.

The installation event will also be live streamed on the church website at www.mtolivet.com.

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