Pastor Larrin Robertson
Prior to accepting the call to serve as pastor of Word For Life Church Ministries, Pastor Larrin served the Metropolitan Baptist Church (Largo, MD) as the Minister to Children and Youth under the pastorate of Rev. Dr. Maurice Watson and, previously, Rev. Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, Jr. He preached his initial sermon and was licensed on November 1, 2005. On June 8, 2014, Pastor Robertson was ordained into the Gospel ministry by Metropolitan and then-Senior Servant, Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, Jr.
Pastor Larrin's ministry experiences include appointed and elected leadership in music, men, youth, and young adult ministries. He has developed communities of parents and volunteers to disciple youth and their families, walked alongside men to nurture spiritual development, and engaged with young adults to prepare them to make an impact. The call to ministry has afforded Rev. Robertson the honor to preach, facilitate workshops, develop programs, and participate on panels and advisory committees with religious, social, and civic organizations in and around the DC Metro area and several states across the country.
Pastor Larrin's private sector work experience includes over 17 years in human resources at scientific research, IT, and public accounting firms. He is a REALTOR licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Pastor Larrin believes that a primary aspect of the call to ministry is the call to prepare. He takes seriously the need be ready when God opens doors. To that end, his academic record includes:
- Ph.D. Candidate (African American Preaching and Sacred Rhetoric). Christian Theological Seminary.
- Master of Divinity (Theology). The Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University.
- 2013 Fellow. Black Theology and Leadership Institute, Princeton Theological Seminary.
- Master of Science in Management (Human Resources Management). University of Maryland University College.
- Bachelor of Science in Economics (Marketing). University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School.
When all has been said and done, Rev. Robertson's hope is that, like the Apostle Paul in I Corinthians 15:10, the witness of his life would be: "But by the grace of God I am what I am, and God's grace toward me was not in vain."