Introduction to the ministry of the Robinsons
who work on Carriacou, Grenada, in the West Indies
fulfill the commandment of the Lord Jesus Christ:
ye therefore, and teach
all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and
of the Holy Ghost: 20Teaching
them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am
with you alway, even
unto the end of the world. Amen. (Matthew 28:19-20)
It is our belief that simply teaching the Word
of God to prepared, open, and obedient hearts will result in the spiritual
rebirth that is necessary to enter heaven. (John 3:3) We also believe that
the Lord Jesus has commanded believers to reproduce, in the hearts of
others, the saving grace that has been made available only through faith in
the person of Jesus Christ and His finished work. Thus, it is also our goal
to engage in the ministry of helping disciples of Jesus Christ to become “...
fishers of men” (Matthew 4:9) through the ministry of prayer and
teaching the word of God. (Acts 6:4)
I. GENERAL INFORMATION
Thomas Robinson II
to Linda Yvonne on July 28, 1973
Jeshua Seth Robinson (Now working in the US and seeking to get into school or college.)
Lynet Jarrett (Married)
Click here to learn more about our family
We are involved in making disciples through the local ministry of that
is called "Windward Bible Church," in which we have been working since
June of 1992.The people in the country of Grenada are 94-96% of African descent. However,
we minister to the entire population of all descents as the Lord makes these precious
The leading religion is Roman Catholicism. The respective remaining
large religious groups in the nation are Anglican (Church of England), Seventh Day
Adventists, Pentecostals and other Charismatic groups, Evangelicals (Ecumenical),
Spiritual Baptist, Mormons, Brethren, Jehovahs Witnesses, Southern Baptists, and
Mennonites. (The last two are not present on Carriacou)
In the last ten years several Fundamental Independent Baptist Churches
have risen up in Grenada. However, Windward Bible Church was the first non-ecumenical,
independent, and Baptistic work on the island of Carriacou. However, there is now
another good independent Baptist work on our fair island.
Windward Bible Church has four regular services per week. Sunday School
and Sunday Morning (attendance ranges in teens to high twenties), and Sunday Night and
Wednesday night (attendance currently ranges in the teens).
Up until April of 1998, our attendance was for Sunday School and Sunday
Morning range in twenties to mid thirties, while and Sunday Night and Wednesday night saw
in the high teens to mid twenties. However, our attendance dropped due to illness that
kept us stateside on medical leave for a year. We returned to Carriacou on April 12, 2000,
and have been slowly rebuilding since.
I enjoy all the regular responsibilities of a pastor including; Bible
study and message preparation, conducting regular services, street meetings, visitation,
disciplining classes for men, personal counseling, and other outreaches. In addition, I
also enjoy writing books. In the past I have also helped some of the other missionaries
with advice and expertise in repairing their automobiles, computers, and other appliances.
However, since I suffered a stroke on April 22, 1999, I have had to slow down and take one
day at a time and do what I can as I am able. I am doing pretty good, but I still have
some nagging health problems that hinder me in some ways. You may read our prayer-letters for more information about the health issues.
Besides the normal responsibilities of a wife and mother, Linda
home-schools our 13 year-old son, drives a vehicle for services, and conducts disciplining
classes for ladies. Our daughter is currently in the US working to help put her self
through Appalachian Bible College, in Bradley, West Virginia.
As a family, we regularly have folks into our homes as guests in order
to get to know them better and build relationships.
We believe there is a need for many more missionaries to plant
independent Biblical churches on our field. Thus, we are praying for the Lord to send
others to work with us or start other independent works, with us helping as needed.
III. PERSONAL MINISTRY EXPERIENCES
1. RECENT EXPERIENCES OF LEADING OTHERS TO CHRIST
We have had the blessing of personally leading several to saving faith
in Jesus Christ over the last fifteen years. These range from children to older adults. Many
of these have grown up in the church of their family's tradition, but they admittedly had
never heard the gospel of Jesus Christ.
I was examined and ordained at Friendship Independent Baptist Church,
Lamode, Grenada, in November of 1992. As far as I know there is no license required in our
country of ministry.
3. SENDING CHURCH
Our sending church is also our largest financial supporter. It is Cross
Lanes Bible Church and is located at 5442 Big Tyler Road, Cross Lanes, West Virginia,
25313. (304-776-1619) The senior pastor is Tim Valentine and the assistant pastor is
To better familiarize you with this church, Cross Lanes Bible has been
a missions minded church since its inception. It has sent teams all over the world,
including Fiji, the Caribbean, South America, and also to Carver Bible College and
Institute in Atlanta Georgia. It also has several 'home grown' missionaries currently
serving in places like the Caribbean, Australia, Africa, Mexico, Central America, and
4. MEMBERSHIP IN A LOCAL CHURCH
Linda and I have been members of Cross Lanes Bible Church since 1985.
We work under both the leadership of Cross Lanes Bible and that of our mission
organization. Our mission organization is Holy Mount Baptist Missions Helps, which is an
outreach of Holy Mount Baptist Church. Holy Mounts address is P.O. Box 4177,
Kingsport, Tennessee, 37662. Needless to say, we are also members of Windward Bible
5. CALL TO MISSIONS
I was saved in the fall of 1977 and was baptized about one year later.
I subsequently was called to preach and served as a pastor for about two years. However,
during our ongoing study of the word of God, I came to conclude that the church we were in
had some areas of doctrine and practice that was un-Biblical. In 1980, we left this church
(Church of the Nazarene) and began looking for one in which we agreed in doctrine.
However, we maintained a good relationship with our friends in this church.
For the next two, to two and one half years, we were actively involved
in the ministry of two subsequent churches. But, we gradually came to see they had
problems in doctrine and practice as well. In 1984 we discovered Cross Lanes Bible Church
and found it to be exactly for what we were looking. It was through the ministry of this
local church that we met several missionaries and heard several messages that challenged
us concerning missions.
After one or two years, Linda and I realized we had never gone before
the Lord and made ourselves available to Him to be used as missionaries if He so
desired. Not being sure that He did not want us in missions, we began to pray for
the Lord to make His perfect will considering this matter known to us. It was in 1987 that
we became sure of the call and also the area of the world to which we had been called. We
began deputation in 1988, but was delayed one year due to me having to undergo open heart
surgery to replace a valve that suddenly failed and plunged me into congestive heart
failure. But due to the Lord's marvelous grace, on August 21, 1991, we landed on Carriacou
where we have remained without interruption until May 1, 1996, when we left to go on
furlough for six months. We returned back to the field the end of October, were we
remained until illness required us to make emergency travel to the US on April 29, 1999.
As mentioned above, we returned back to our field of service a little less than one year
later on April 12, 2000.
1. FORMAL TRAINING
I completed high school and received a college preparatory
diploma from Woodrow Wilson High School, Beckley, West Virginia in 1972. At the
same time I was completing high school, I attended and completed a 3 year curriculum at the
Vocational Technical Center in Beckley, West Virginia. I received a diploma
in Electronic Technology in 1972. This today would be somewhat equivalent to an
Associates Degree. However, my work experience and
accumulated training since 1972 until now would likely provide me with an equivalent rating of
a bachelor degree or better. I have not had any formal college training or
My biblical training has been mostly gained through
my personal studies and experience as a believer. Beginning in 1977, and through
most of 1984, I served in various capacities in four churches. This began when I
was Born Again by faith in Jesus Christ and His finished work in the fall of
1977. I remained faithful in each of those churches for at least one year. While
in each of those churches, I had served as a preacher when call upon, Sunday
School teacher, helped with church outreach programs, visitation, and also
served as a pastor in a church on the West Side of Charleston, West Virginia and
an unofficial associate pastor in St. Albans, West Virginia. However, due to
getting a better understanding of God's Word from my ongoing personal studies, I
came to a point in each of those churches where I believed that I needed to find
a church that taught and practiced what I had come to believe the Bible taught.
It was in those churches that I gained firsthand knowledge and experience about
the error and perils of of the modern day Charismatic Renewal and
ecumenicism. I began a search for such a church in 1982, and continued it
until finding Cross Lanes Bible Church in the fall of 1984.
My wife, Linda, and I became members of Cross Lane Bible
Church in 1985. Since then, I have served as a deacon and on the
official board of Cross Lane Bible Church, and was call upon to teach the
College and Career Sunday School for several years. We also served on the
mission board of Cross Bible Church. We have also served on the board of
Cross Lanes Christian School in various capacities. While at Cross Lanes
we attended and completed various training programs that were conducted at
Cross Lane Bible Church.
In addition to the above, I have also taken two self-paced
courses in basic Greek, and one in basic Hebrew. I took these to get a better
grasp on the original languages to help me understand the Word of God better.
2. OCCUPATIONAL EXPERIENCE AND ADDITIONAL EDUCATION
Since 1973, I have worked as an electronic technician for
Wards (2 years+), the 3M Company (8 years), American Office Systems (4 years), and
Office Systems (3 years). My education was furthered through specialized training in each
occupation. I went on to complete management training and served as service manager for
Montgomery Wards in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, in 1975, until I got a job with
the 3M Company.
While with 3M, I placed in the top 2% of their technicians worldwide in competition and was
recognized as a "Grand Master." I was rewarded with cruise to Hawaii
for my wife and me, but we could not go due our first child being born on a day
we would have been on a ship in the Pacific. With American Office Systems I was recognized as
the top technician for 1985 and sat on the "Dealers Council" in 1996 which took
place on a rewarded cruise in the Caribbean.
My last three years in the secular work place was with a Canon Office
Machine Company which was named Modern Office Systemsa retail service organization. I served
as the service manager and was responsible for all equipment maintenance and repairs, four
or five employees under my supervision, inventory control, and technician training. This
company serviced a large portion of West Virginia and also portions of Ohio and Virginia.
For more information you may look at the page that presents more information about my background.
V. BELIEFS AND DOCTRINAL STATEMENT
I believe it is essential that people know where we stand
doctrinally. Thus, I have included a rather extensive doctrinal statement elsewhere on
LCM's Web site for those who are interested. Just click on this link: What
I hope this page provides sufficient information for any interested.
Any that require more information are encouraged to contact me for clarification on any
Walter Robinson II
How to contact us:
Walter Robinson II
Walter Robinson II
C/o Cross Lanes Bible Church
5442 Big Tyler Road
Cross Lanes, West Virginia 25313
(304) 776-1619, ext. 19
Cell: (304) 553-1806
Holy Mount Baptist Missions Helps
P.O. Box 4177
3121 Ashley Street
Kingsport, Tennessee 37665
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