Bishop Bryant Robinson, Jr., the son of the late Bishop Bryant and
Louise Robinson, Sr., was born January 21,1937, in Minter City, Mississippi.
His education began in Mobile, Alabama, and with the family's move to Springfield,
Massachusetts, he continued his education in the Springfield Public School
System. After graduation from High School, Bishop Robinson attended and graduated from Barrington College in 1965. He earned
a Master of Arts Degree from American International College in 1971, and a Doctorate of Education in Educational Administration
and Leadership from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1997.
Bishop Robinson began his career as an Elementary
School Teacher. Approximately two years later, he was appointed Principal of the William N. DeBerry Elementary School.
In 1982, he was appointed to the position of Assistant Superintendent of Schools-Elementary Division. He was the first African
American to serve at the superintendent level. In 1984, he became Deputy Superintendent of Schools, and in January of 1989
he was appointed Interim Superintendent of Schools.
Following his retirement from the Public School system, Bishop Robinson has served as Dean of Cambridge College, Springfield, Massachusetts. He also served as adjunct Professor
at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Connecticut. Bishop Robinson also served as a Police
Commissioner for eleven years for the Police Department of Springfield, Massachusetts.
Under the leadership of his father and Pastor,
Bishop Robinson, Sr., Bishop Robinson accepted Christ in 1954. He received
the Baptism of the Holy Spirit that same year and became a Licensed Minister
in 1955. Bishop Robinson was ordained as an Elder in the Church of God
in Christ in 1961 by Bishop L. C. Young, Bishop of the Massachusetts First Jurisdiction. Bishop Robinson has served in a variety
of positions such as State Choir Director, State Sunday School Superintendent, Jurisdictional Secretary and Jurisdictional
Chairman of Finance.
Robinson was appointed to the Pastorate of the Macedonia and First Church of God in Christ in Springfield and Fitchburg, Massachusetts,
in the year 1985, and continues to serve faithfully today. In April 2002, he was consecrated and installed as the Jurisdictional
Prelate of the Greater Massachusetts Jurisdiction.
Married since 1961, Bishop Robinson and his wife Margaree are the proud parents of three
(3) children - son - Bryant Robinson III is practicing Corporate law in Washington, DC; daughter - Renee Robinson Marshall
is working in Early Childhood Education, Springfield, MA; son - Todd Robinson is an Assistant Professor of History at
UNLV in Las Vegas, NV; and they have (8) grandchildren.