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Rev. Donnie Robinson, Sr.


Pastor Donnie Robinson, Sr. was born on December 28, 1960, to the late Rell and Ora Lee Robinson in Macon, MS.  At his age of five (5), the family relocated to the city of East St. Louis, IL.  At an early age, he accepted Jesus Christ and was baptized in 1974, under the Pastorate of Rev. Garfield Hubbard, Sr., at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church in East St. Louis, IL.

Pastor Robinson accepted his call to the ministry, and he was licensed to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ under the authority of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, East St. Louis, IL.

Under the direction of the Holy Spirit, Pastor Donnie Robinson, Sr. joined the Washington Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, St. Louis, MO in 1984, under the Pastorate of Rev. James F. DeClue.  Pastor Robinson served as an Associate Minister and was Ordained in the year 1985. From 1985 until October 29, 2023, he served as an Associate Minister.  During the periods of time in which the pulpit was vacated at Washington Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, for three (3) times, Pastor Robinson served the congregation of Washington Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church as its Interim Pastor.

On Sunday, October 29, 2023, a Church Business Meeting was held for the specific purpose of electing a permanent Pastor for Washington Tabernacle.  Based upon the vote of the congregation, by an overwhelming majority, Rev. Donnie Robinson, Sr. was chosen to serve as Pastor. Being the Spirit-filled, inspired man of God, he accepted the will of the congregation.

Pastor Robinson has served in many capacities throughout his ministry. He served as Assistant Pastor of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, St. Louis, MO under the Pastorate of Rev. James F. DeClue. He has also served as the Stand-in Pastor at Transfiguration Lutheran Church in St. Louis, MO. on many occasions.

In the year, 1980, Pastor Robinson, was elected Youth President of the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education, and he also served as the Secretary of the Progressive Ministers in Action, East St. Louis, IL for a number of years.

Pastor Donnie Robinson, Sr., received his formal education in public school District 189 of East St. Louis, IL.  He attended Harris Stowe State College, St. Louis, MO and Columbia College, St. Louis, campus.  He has also received a Certificate of Accreditation, Sectoral Training, from Howlett & Associates, Inc.

On June 1, 1985, Pastor Donnie Robinson, Sr. married the “love of his life,” Jacqueline R. Jones, and to this union three (3) children were born: Donnie, Jr., Margie, and Timothy.  They are also blessed to have six (6) beautiful grandchildren.

As an authorized representative of Jesus Christ, Pastor Robinson’s aspirations are to do and to be in the Will of God at all times, to seek and to save those who are lost, and to serve God’s congregation of Washington Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church. That is the reason Pastor Donnie Robinson, Sr. has been “CHOSEN TO SERVE.”

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St. Louis, Missouri 63103
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