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Bishop Sylvester Robinson

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The First Family

Bishop Sylvester Robinson, Ph.D., a nationally recognized orator in the ministry of Jesus Christ is the proud but yet humbled pastor of the Peace Progressive Missionary Baptist Church in Tampa, Florida. On February 23, 2013, he was consecrated an Ordinary Bishop by the Legacy Fellowship and Ministries of Tampa, Florida Incorporated under the leadership of Presiding Prelate Bishop Michael Lewis Sr. Bishop Robinson is renowned for his profound insight into the Word of God and his ability to inspire through song.  He has been regularly invited to preach the Gospel of Christ on the Christian Television Network (CTN).  Bishop Robinson was also blessed to be interviewed on the Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN), an international broadcasting organization.  A gifted psalmist, Bishop Robinson has appeared in numerous musical programs and projects including Bishop Derek Triplett’s “Yes, There’s Hope,” Higher Praise Chorale’s “There’s Not a Friend,” and the Christian stage play, “Man of God.”

With over twenty years of pastoral experience, Bishop Robinson is an innovator in Christian leadership methods, with verifiable results. Bishop Robinson has composed a number of training manuals for developing the church laity, administration and auxiliaries.  Notable programmatic achievements and service include: establishment of annual health fairs to promote health and wellness in Gadsden County, Florida; board member of the Gadsden County Health Counsel, Chairman for the Gadsden County faith-based initiative, former Evangelist Board Chairman of the First Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Association and a host of other church ministries, programs and revivals.  

A strong proponent of education, Bishop Robinson is highly accomplished himself.  He holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Florida Memorial College.  Additionally, he has undergraduate and graduate degrees from Brevard Christian University in the areas of Biblical Studies (1996) and Christian Counseling (1997).  In 2006, he completed doctoral studies in Christian Education at the Universal Bible College.

Bishop Robinson is a devoted civic leader who is committed to promoting public safety.  He is a former honorary chaplain for the Midway Police Department (Midway, Florida), where he was responsible for ministering and counseling police officers and victims of crime.

Bishop Robinson is married to the lovely Tammy (Dooley) Robinson.  Together, they share three wonderful children: Jasmene, Sylvester and Cameron.