Craig T. Robinson ’11 M.Div.

The Rev. Craig T. Robinson, Jr., is the pastor of St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church in Chicago.

Prior to St. James, Rev. Robinson was Pastoral Resident at the Historic Charles Street African Methodist Episcopal Church in Boston. At Charles Street, his pastoral sensibilities were nurtured as he provided spiritual and administrative oversight to several ministries. Rev. Robinson has additional training in pastoral care through the Lutheran Social Services New York Alliance certificate program in Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE). He completed a year-long CPE residency at New York University Langone Hospital-Brooklyn in 2017. He has a sermon published in The African American Pulpit Journal and another sermon published in the 9 Marks of a Good Sermon (National Festival of Young Preachers). He also has a Bible commentary published in the African American Lectionary online.

In service to the church, he hopes to inspire others to pursue ministerial vocation. To this end he has served as an instructor of AME Liturgy and Hymnody for the New England Annual Conference Ministerial Training Institute, and as the instructor of preaching and church history for the New York Conference Ministerial Training Institute. In the Western New York Conference, Reverend Robinson served as Dean of the Ministerial Training Institute. He has served on the Board of Directors for Long Island Head Start and as a community advisor for the Community Outreach and Health Education Council of South Side Hospital in Bay Shore.