“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is GOOD!”
On August 16, 1946, in Nashville, Arkansas; Napoleon
and Gwendolyn May were blessed by the birth of their
first child, Mabel. She is the eldest of five (5) children,
four sisters and one brother.
Mabel’s father made a career of the military and her
childhood was spent traveling across the world with her
family. She attended schools in the United States and
Europe, graduating from Killeen High School in 1964.
She attended Cameron Commercial College, Central
Texas College, C. H. Mason Bible Seminary, and
American International Bible College. She holds a
Bachelor of Biblical Studies Degree; Master of Theology
and Doctor of Theology Degrees.
Mabel married John C. Robinson on February 20, 1966.
They have three loving children, four grandchildren and
She has taught in private and public schools as well as worked Civil Service at Fort Hood for several
Growing up, Mabel attended a Missionary Baptist church. The she was baptized, sang in the choir,
served as the announcement clerk, church secretary, learned how to pray and how to serve the Lord
faithfully. It was there that she also met and married her husband.
While married she and her husband traveled the world while he worked for the government. It was in
Washington, D.C. that she and her husband found and joined Refreshing Springs Church of God in Christ
under the pastorate of the late Bishop A.D. Headen. It was while she was there she received the baptism
of the Holy Ghost.
She began serving as a Missionary while living in Long Island, New York under the pastorate of Bishop
Frank O. White. Superintend John Robinson and Mabel started First Church of God in Christ in Killeen,
Texas in their home in 1983. She later received her Evangelist Missionary license under Bishop J. Neaul
Haynes in Dallas, TX.