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Say hello to Pastor Jeff and First Lady Renee Robinson

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Reverend Dr. Jeffrey B. Robinson is a pastor, teacher and an anointed evangelist. He has been on assignment as the senior pastor at Juniper Level Missionary Baptist Church since March 2013. While under his watch, Juniper Level has experienced growth spiritually, financially and numerically. In addition, the Rosenwald school, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has been completely renovated and a land acquisition of 30 plus acres of land in Raleigh has been purchased for the new location of Juniper Level Missionary Baptist Church. Prior to being assigned as the senior pastor at Juniper Level, Pastor Robinson was the senior pastor for sixteen years at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church in Oak City, North Carolina. During that time, the church experienced tremendous growth spiritually, financially, and numerically and because of the growth a new church building was needed. Seven acres of land was purchased, and in May 2001 St. Mark moved into the newly constructed church. Eight years later the church liquidated the mortgage.


Reverend Robinson has been an educator for over 25 years in the Community College System and on May 1, 2021 he retired as the Chief Campus Officer of the Public Safety Campus and Dean of Public Safety for Workforce Continuing Education at Wake Technical Community College. He has been married to the former Ms. Renee Matthews of Raleigh, North Carolina for over 26 years. First Lady Renee retired, after 28 years of service, from the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Public Safety on March 1, 2017 as SBI Assistant Director/NCDPS OSI Director. She came out of retirement in August and is currently the Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at St. Augustine’s University. The Robinsons have 3 children, Victoria, Jordan-Marie and Jeffrey and Suede, their newest family pet of the home. 


Pastor Robinson believes in being actively involved in community service and he believes that serving the community makes a difference to the organization and the people being served. He is a member of I-CARE for City of Raleigh and a member of the Board of Directors for the YMCA.


Pastor Robinson believes in being prepared for the assignment which is evident in his undergraduate, graduate and doctorate matriculation – Guilford Technical Community College, Davidson Community College, Pitt Community College (AA), North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University (Business Management), Christian Life School of Theology, Andersonville (Theology, BA) Theological Seminary (Pastoral Counseling, MA), and Andersonville Theological Seminary (Ministry, D.Min.). He started his public service in 1985 by joining the United States Marine Corp, he has been a sworn law enforcement officer since 1988. He is proud to be a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity INC.








“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up”. - James 4:10

First Lady Renee Robinson is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina where she attended and graduated from Athens Drive High School. After graduation from high school, she attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduating with a B.S. in Criminal Justice. First Lady Robinson continued her education by graduating from the National Institute of Paralegal Training in Atlanta, Georgia; North Carolina State University Administrative Office of Management Program; and East Carolina University with a M. S. in Criminal Justice.


In 1988 First Lady Robinson was hired as a Special Agent with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. During her career with the NCSBI she worked a variety of investigations and received awards from DEA and BATFE. First Lady Robinson was subsequently promoted to Assistant Special Agent in Charge. In 2006 she was promoted to the Special Agent in Charge of the Northeastern District, which serves 23 counties. In 2011 she was appointed to the position of Assistant Director of the Special Operations Division of the SBI. She was the first African American female to hold that position. She also served as the Director of Special Investigations with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. On March 2, 2017, First Lady Renee Robinson retired from the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Public Safety. But, in August of 2017, she came out of retirement and is currently a full time Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at St. Augustine’s University, Raleigh.


First Lady Robinson has lived her personal and professional life serving others. She committed her life to Christ at a young age. While living in Greenville, North Carolina she became a watch care member of Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church where she served on the usher ministry, hearing impaired ministry and Save our Sisters and Sons Ministry (SOS). She has been a choir member, taught youth Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and coordinated Youth Church. She has ministered overseas at a women’s conference in Lira, Uganda and she is very passionate about teaching and training our youth and young adults to become stronger in their Christian faith. She is not just a dedicated public servant but is also a faithful servant of the Lord Jesus Christ and is a licensed & ordained Young Adult Pastor at Juniper Level Missionary Baptist Church, Raleigh.


She has been married for over 26 years to the love of her life Reverend Dr. Jeffrey B. Robinson who is the Senior Pastor of Juniper Level Missionary Baptist Church, Raleigh.  Pastor Renee is dedicated to her family. She and Dr. Robinson have three wonderful children: Victoria, Jordan-Marie and Jeffrey. First Lady Pastor Renee Robinson is excited about what God has in store for them at Juniper. Pastor Renee Robinson’s greatest joy is seeing and helping people grow stronger in their faith as they walk closer with the Lord.