Ministers

Jeffrey D. Robinson, Sr., a native of Jacksonville, Florida is the fourth child of Pastor Jeremiah and Sister Janice Robinson. He has three brothers and one sister. He was educated in the Duval Country Public School System. He graduated from the William M. Raines Senior High School in 1990 with honors.  He received a basketball scholarship to attend Bethune-Cookman College.  As a student at Bethune-Cookman he excelled in academics as well as athletics.  His leadership qualities were confirmed both on and off the court.  He was selected team captain as a junior. As a senior he became a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. In 1994 he graduated with honors from Bethune-Cookman College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology.

Pastor Robinson accepted his calling to the ministry in April 1995, and was licensed by his father, Pastor Jeremiah Robinson, of Royal Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida. He was ordained Elder in 1997 at Hope Fellowship Church, Daytona Beach, Florida.  He is enrolled at the Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, FL, where he is pursuing a Masters in Divinity. Currently, he serves as the Pastor of the Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, “A Full Service Filling Station”.  He is truly grateful for the blessings that God had bestowed upon him over the twelve years of his pastorate.  God is using his ministry to pull down strongholds through prayer and fasting.  Moreover, he is eternally grateful for the loving support of his wife of 21 years, Valencia McMillan Robinson, of whom he met at Bethune-Cookman College.  From this union they have two sons; Devon and Jeffrey II; and two daughters; Jasmine and Jada.

“Now unto Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine according to his power that is at work within us.” Ephesians 3:20 NIV

 

"The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free,” Luke 4:18

A native of Miami, FL, Pastor Ryan Griffin is truly a man after Gods own heart. On September 16, 2012 he was ordained as an Associate Pastor at Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church in Daytona Beach, FL under the leadership of Pastor Jeffrey D. Robinson. His desire and passion for ministry has been proven through his works and faithful service to the ministry. Not only is he a preacher of the gospel, but he also serves as the founder and leader of the Mt. Carmel young adults ministry F.I.Y.A (fruitful instructions for young adults). Pastor Griffin graduated with honors from Bethune-Cookman University (BCU) with B.A. in History and a minor in Criminal Justice as well as Religion and Philosophy. Upon completion of his undergraduate degree he earned his master’s in Transformative Leadership at Bethune-Cookman University while serving as the Director of Player Development and Chaplin for the fighting Wildcat football team. Pastor Griffin is currently pursuing his doctorate degree and working at BCU as a student success coach in the college of Undergraduate Studies. On June 16th, 2012 God added a new chapter to his life by uniting him in holy matrimony with his college sweet heart Mrs. Ashanti Griffin. To this union the lord has blessed them with their daughter Taylor Griffin. As God continues to enlarge Pastor Griffin’s territory he is confident that the best is yet to come.

Shon C. Akins, Sr was born on June 7th, 1979 to Ronald Hall and Rosemary Akins in Miami, Florida. His life was ordained complete from the beginning. Shon Akins was baptized at age six and he preached his first sermon at age seven. He went on to graduate from Marathon High School in 1998. While pursuing a degree in culinary arts from Daytona State College, Shon answered the call to ministry by submitting to the ministerial training of Pastor Jeffrey D. Robinson, Sr., and after serving faithfully, he was ordained a minister on August 21, 2011 at Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church. For the past nine years, he has served as Armor Bearer to Pastor Robinson as well as lead steward for Mount Carmel’s Ministerial Alliance. Staying true to 1st Timothy 4:15, Shon C. Akins, Sr graduated from Maranatha Bible College and University with a Masters  degree in Divinity. Aside from his faithful service to the church, Minister Shon C. Akins, Sr is also a proud and responsible father of four beautiful children: Shon Jr. 17, Brandon 16, Jaiden 9, and Alannah 6. Minister Akins is a charismatic preacher whom possesses the ability to reach people of all backgrounds. He is also a passionate believer in service, fasting and prayer. To look back over the span of his life is to see the manifestation of Jeremiah 29:11; “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, ”plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future…”

Brandon D. Allen was born at Ft. Benning, GA on November 11, 1985. He grew up in the city of Jesup, GA where he learned to appreciate simplicity but also to aspire to greatness. Acquiring a devotion to both spirituality from his mother and practicality from his father, he came to understand that the only way he would become a scientist and later a NASA astronaut was for him to “make good grades, go to high school, go to college, and get a good job” and pray to God it came to pass. As providence would have it, he was accepted on a full-paid academic scholarship into Alabama A&M University before he graduated with honors from Wayne County High School in 2003. He majored in physics in undergrad with an option in space science, and he struggled his way through, embarking on three internships in the process, pledging Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He graduated cum laude in 2007.

Around 2007, he answered God’s call to preach. Upon Brandon’s arrival in Daytona that Fall, another providential church service allowed Pastor Jeffrey Robinson, Sr. to confirm his call to the ministry and they formed a mentor-mentee relationship. His initial sermon was on 10-10-10. Awesome. Brandon is presently a contracting technician, traveling around the US, meeting people and fixing problems. Like Jesus…well, maybe more like Paul…He also has two boys Asa and Ari, born a year and four days apart, that he gets to take on a series of excursions he dubbed “Adventures with Daddy” to various toddler-pleasing events and locations when he is in between contracts. He hopes to show them how to be great men someday. One principle he wants to instill in them comes from I Thessalonians 5:21: “Test all things; hold fast what is good” (NKJV). So far, so good.