Spirit of Jesus Deliverance Center founded to teach
Gigi Tinsley | 1/23/2014, 9 a.m.
Reverend Maurice Robinson and his wife, Helen who prefers to be called the “Elect Lady,” are very impressive about their feelings for people and the Lord. They are very much aware of the fact that in order to have a friend, one must first be friendly. Their aim, according to both Robinsons is to build a church that reflects what God says in his word — ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you’ and ‘love your neighbor as your self.’
Rev. Robinson was born in Savannah, GA, but three days later he was brought to Ft. Lauderdale, where his mother lived and where he was raised. The Robinsons met when they were both seven years old living in the Lincoln Park area. After growing up, they each went their separate ways but, through friends and family members, each knew what was happening to the other. In the 80s, they reunited, started a relationship, got married, and as they say, the rest is history. They are the parents of five, all of whom are adults, and twelve grandchildren.
Rev. Robinson lived his adult life evangelizing in Florida and Georgia and is asenior partner at an accounting firm. His home church was Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Eatonville, FL for five years. Then he moved to Statesboro, GA for two years and from that area he preached in Ft. Lauderdale every third Sunday.
“I loved the life of evangelizing and I thought it would be my life’s work for the Lord,” Robinson said. “But, we sometimes forget that our plans might not be the same as God’s plan for us. That was my case.”
Rev. Robinson preached at Bishop Thomas Thompson, Jr.’s church in Ft. Lauderdale every second Sunday and at other churches in the area every third Sunday.
One day, Robinson received a call from Bishop Rufus Canion to preach at his church every third Sunday and eventually asked him to come and become the assistant pastor at their church, The Spirit of Jesus Deliverance Center, 1701 NW 8th Place, in Ft. Lauderdale.
“My ministry began in 2007 and the relationship I have developed with the Lord fills my heart and soul with constant joy,” Robinson said. “I love it. There are so many hurting people and I want to serve as a catalyst to lead them to Christ.”