DOMINIQUE A. ROBINSON
Rev. Dr. Dominique Ayesha Robinson began her Christian walk under the leadership of her late, paternal grandmother, Della V. Smith, who founded and pastored Deliverance House of Prayer in Irvington, NJ. Dominique gave her life to Christ and launched her preaching ministry at age 13.
Dr. Robinson earned a B.A. in Government and Psychology from Georgetown University as well as a Master of Divinity and a Master of Theology, both from Candler School of Theology of Emory University. She earned a Doctor of Ministry degree in Gospel and Culture from Columbia Theological Seminary in May 2017. Her dissertation, "iHomiletic™: Preaching that Clicks," focuses on effective methods of preaching using social media linguistics as a successful attempt to reconnect Black millennials to the Black Church.
Dr. Robinson was a 2017-2018 Lewis Fellow and the recipient of the Beatitudes Society's Brave Preacher Award in 2015. She has served in leadership capacities for the Academy of Preachers, a national organization that advocates and equips young preachers. She has worked as a Contributing Editor to Harvest magazine; a national web-based Christian publication and has been published in Columbia Connections (2015), Presbyterians Today (2014), and Celebrating Our Stories by Candler Women (2010), as well as many other digital platforms. She is also the author of Unspoken Praise: A Manual on Liturgical - Praise Dance.
Most recently, she served as the NeXt Gen Pastor at Shaw Temple AME Zion Church in Smyrna, GA. The Rev. Dr. Dominique A. Robinson now serves as the newly appointed Dean of Chapel and Assistant Professor of Religion at Wiley College – “the home of the Great Debaters” – in Marshall, TX. She is a proud a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Dr. Robinson has preached the Gospel across the United States and abroad in Guyana, South America, Barbados, Haiti, and Trinidad and Tobago. It is her life's goal to fuse her doctrine, discipline, and transparency distinguish her as a minister of the Gospel. The Holy Spirit uses her gifts in unique ways to create the optimum conditions for God to heal, deliver and set free. She is continually humbled by the opportunities granted to her and prays that God will continue to keep her in the very palm of the Almighty's hand.