Rev. Aaron Robinson, a son of Mount Welcome Missionary Baptist Church, grew up in Metro Atlanta and is a product of Atlanta Public Schools. He joined Mount Welcome in his preteen years and was baptized by the late Rev. Charles W. Grant. Aaron attended Southern University of Baton Rouge Louisiana on a track scholarship, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. A few years after returning to Atlanta, Aaron started working with the Atlanta Paralympic Organizing Committee as the Assistance Athletics Director. This experience helped him see the power of the human spirit and how God wants each of us to be victors.
After completing this assignment, Aaron accepted his call into the ministry and enrolled in Candler School of Theology of Emory University, where he earned his Master of Divinity with a focus on Black Church Studies. Shortly after receiving his Masters of Divinity, Aaron was Ordained into the Ministry of PAOCC, serving in numerous capacities. Aaron has faithfully served in numerous positions at different churches. He has been heavily engaged in youth ministry; mission work domestically and internationally; and Christian education, seeking to grow the kingdom of God, educate the members of the kingdom and empower them to make a difference in the lives of those around them and not so near.
Demonstrating a commitment to his community, Aaron has tirelessly worked and advocated for children, economic justice and social change throughout the Atlanta and Baton Rouge community. He has received numerous awards for his community involvement and leadership. After Louisiana was struck by hurricanes Katrina and Rita, he moved to Baton Rouge to help launch a non-profit that assisted in recovery and educational efforts. While in Baton Rouge, Aaron served as Youth Pastor, ministering to youth and college students at Elm Grove Baptist Church. After completing his mission in Louisiana, Aaron returned to Atlanta and served as an associate minister and Sunday school superintendent at Mount Welcome Missionary Baptist Church, as well as Director of Youth Ministries at the Shrine of the Black Madonna Atlanta.
In December of 2016, Aaron was called to serve as Interim Senior Pastor at Mount Welcome, his childhood spiritual home. In September 2017, Aaron was elected to serve Mount Welcome as the 10th Senior Pastor in the churche’s history. Aaron actively volunteers with non-profits such as Open Hands Atlanta, Male Action Coalition and Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance.
He lives by Luke 4:18-19, “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”