Bishop B. Derone Robinson is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Word of Abundant Life Christian Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Bishop Derone and Pastor Brenda have been married for 38 years with four grown children; Cedric (Bobette), Terence (Breanna), Sharonda (Patrick) and Micah (Destinee) and 21 grandchildren. He graduated from Southside High School in 1974, enlisted in the United States Air Force in May 1976 and retired in 1997 after 21 honorable years of service to his country. Bishop Derone has earned an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Aircraft Armament System Technology from the Community College of the Air Force and a Bachelor of Arts in Theological Studies from Phoenix Bible College & Seminary.
Bishop Robinson was called into ministry in 1978, licensed in 1986, ordained in 1989 and consecrated a Bishop November 2009. In ministry for over 36 years, he has traveled and ministered extensively conducting teaching seminars and evangelistic outreaches throughout the United States and many countries abroad to include Africa, Spain, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Italy. While serving in England and Germany, he pioneered and pastored churches.
There are many who have influenced their passion and love for God and His people. Pastor Willie Holly, has passed on to glory however, he will forever be in their hearts as it was he who taught them how to pastor and love the people of God. Many others such as Apostle Johnnie Smith, Elder Nate Crawford and Pastor Leon Brown, have been influentialto their spiritual growthand maturity. Dr. Myles Munroe, Evangelist Olivia Mitchell, Pastors Jamie &Judy Jacobs-Tuttle, and Pastor Russell Freemanthrough mentorship and friendship have been instrumental in providing a godly influence in their lives. Bishop Derone, Pastor Brenda and Word of Abundant Life Christian Center are currently under the spiritual leadership and covering of Apostle Johnnie Smith, Chief Apostle of United Holiness Assemblies International (UHAI).
Bishop Robinson is a man of God for the people of God and has been serving with distinction and honor, with Pastor Brenda at his side, as Pastors and Founder s of Word of Abundant Life Christian Center since 1997. God’s mandate to Reach All, Teach All, and Disciple All for the Kingdom of God echoes throughout the Phoenix metropolitan community daily through their radio ministry broadcast. Bishop Robinson states, “I believe the fruits of this ministry will yield Men and Women of God of Excellence, Integrity, and Purpose whose lives will produce Life-changing Impacts in their Homes, Communities, and the World Abroad!”