The Olivet Church of Fayetteville Broadcast: Sundays 9:30am – 10:00am
“Many are called but few are chosen.” [Matthew 22:14]
Rev. Dr. William Holmes Robinson serves as Pastor at The Olivet Church in Fayetteville, Georgia, pursuing the mission to win one of America’s most beautiful communities for Christ. Chosen for the high calling as a Servant, Pastor and Teacher for the Kingdom of God, Dr. Robinson is a compassionate and empowering leader in the community, who provides inspirational spiritual guidance and visionary leadership. He has proudly and faithfully served in his current position since April 2012.
The Olivet Church is affectionately known in the community as the “Thrill on the Hill, Where Families Fellowship in Fayetteville!” Dr. Robinson arrived at Olivet with a vision in his spirit and a mission in his heart, to lead souls to Christ. It took less than a year for both that spirit and mission to bear fruit: his passionate messages and dynamic leadership helped boost Olivet’s membership beyond the building’s capacity and to an exhilarating new level of connection with the community.
In his second year, Dr. Robinson explored new opportunities to bring the boldness of his spiritual expression to the community. He launched the Let Us Rise Up and Build Lifestyle Stewardship Capital Campaign. Desiring above all else to commit his gifts to a project designed to reward the love, generosity and faith of the Fayetteville community, the purpose of this campaign was to build a new sanctuary and Family Life Center on a 22-acre parcel of land. Dr. Robinson’s embraced a commitment to build a great church, both inside and out, to stand together united with God, one mission, one ministry and one member at a time. Following divine inspiration and leadership, Dr. Robinson’s vision to build the first phase of the new edifice came to full fruition: the new worship and services center was officially dedicated on August 25th, 2018. This endeavor has brought glorious life to the hymn, “For God be the glory, for the things He has done.”
Dr. Robinson is moved and blessed to be entrusted by the regional community with a variety of additional leadership positions. He serves as Chaplain for the Fulton and DeKalb County Sheriff’s Offices and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He previously had the honor of serving on the Board of Trustees for the Progressive National Baptist Convention.
Dr. Robinson is a native of Atlanta. He answered the call to the ministry while he was a student at Morehouse College. Under the auspicious leadership of Pastor Timothy Flemming, he was ordained and licensed to preach in 1994. In 1997, Dr. Robinson
received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion from Morehouse College; the same year, he was named Assistant Pastor at Jackson Memorial Baptist Church in Atlanta, where his mentor Rev. Gregory Sutton serves as Pastor. In 1999, Dr. Robinson was called to Pastor at Atlanta’s Second Mount Vernon Baptist Church, where he served steadfast, unmoved and beloved for 13 years. Dr. Robinson received his Master of Divinity in 2000 and his Doctorate of Ministry in 2009, from the Morehouse School of Religion at the Interdenominational Theological Center.
Although he is an amazing and inspirational Servant, Pastor and Teacher of God, Dr. Robinson knows that the most important roles he fills are unquestionably those of being a devoted husband and father. He is married to the love of his life, First Lady Erika Raquel Evans Robinson, and he is the proud and loving father to Winton Kiarii and Kaylin Raquel. He counts them as his greatest blessings, next to the gift of Jesus Christ.
Dr. Robinson is a man of great integrity and he leads, serves and believes as he was taught. He credits the powerful presence of the Holy Spirit for always being his guide in bringing the Word and leading his fellowship to a deeper understanding of Christ.
“My journey exemplifies that God’s grace is sufficient, however I continue to make God’s will my main goal. I remain humbled by the Lord’s appointment and committed to fulfilling the Master’s purpose for my life. To those seeking guidance I often say, ‘I see you in your future and you look much better than you do right now.’” – Rev. Dr. William Holmes Robinson