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Reaching the whole person with the whole gospel, loving and discipling them until Christ is fully formed in their heart

 

 

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Infant & Toddler Ministry – Elder Carol Scott & Deacon Bernadette Morgan
Children’s Ministry – Minister Renea Wilson
T.A.S.K. Youth Ministry – Elder Greg & Minister Wanda Dixon
LIC A.R.M.Y.– Ministers Mark & Lakesha Collins
3M (Marriage Matters Ministry) – Elders Tim & Stephanie Bridgeford
Set Free Ministry – Elders Eric & Janine Harris
GreifShare (Ministry for the greiving) – Elers Eric & Janine Harris
LIC Food Pantry – Elders Eric & Janine Harris
G.O.D. Mentoring –  Bro Leon Hinson
Ushers/Greeters – Deacon William Kennard & Deacon Barbara Irvin
Intercessors – Elder Andrea Harper
Evangelism Ministry – Evangelist Edith Blackwell
Love In Action Outreach Ministry – Minster Sheila Church & Deacon Norma Glascoe
Audio Visual Ministry – Minister Mark Collins Sr
Psalms of Praise Dance Ministry – Elder Teresa Washington
Sons Of Solomon-Bishop Dickie Robbins
H.E.L.P.S-Minister Lakesha Collins
Samaritans Heart-Elder Ken Washington
Building & Grounds-Elder Ken Washington
L.I.C Followup Ministry-Mom Mabel King
 Security– Elder Denver Myers/Deacon Denver Bobo
Dorcas Ministry-Deacon Barbara Johnson
Hospitality Ministry-Deacon Barbara Johnson
Pulpit Ministry-Deacon Anne Coker
Our fathers closet/Coat room ministry– Elder Teresa Washington
Altar Counselor Ministry– Elder Tamu White
Comfort & Condolence Ministry– Deacon Tracey Johnson
Family & Friends Ministry-Deacon Bernadette Morgan
Temple Beautification-Deacon Marva Glascoe

About Us

HISTORY OF LIFE IN CHIRST MINISTRY

In March 1985, while attending an Inner-city Pastors conference in Washington, DC, Bishop Dickie Robbins received a call from the Lord to return to Chester, PA to plant a church. After agonizing over the call for more than a month, Bishop Robbins finally yielded to the voice of the Lord. He had to plan and prepare for the transition and needed God to open a major door to make the move possible. That move came in August 1985, when Bishop Robbins received a job offer in Philadelphia, which proved to be the door that God opened for him to return to Chester. His wife, Tina, sacrificed her job in Fort Wayne, IN where she had worked for nine years and accompanied him to Chester. At that time, she didn’t see the vision God had shown her husband, she just came out of obedience to God. Within a few weeks of their arrival to Chester, the Lord replaced the job she gave up with one that was better than the one she left in Fort Wayne. Since God wanted Bishop Robbins’ ministry in Chester, HE opened all necessary doors to make it happen.

The church was incorporated in November 1985 as Word of Life Christian Church and has since undergone three name changes. Word of Life Community Ministries, Life in Christ Cathedral of Faith, and currently Life In Christ Ministries. The inaugural service was held on the first Sunday of January 1986. In addition to a morning worship service, a Wednesday night Bible study was instituted for the purpose of developing the early members who attended. The first outreach ministries implemented was Drug Free Ministry (which still operates as Set Free Ministry). We also had a Sunday school program, which was initially housed in the community center of McCaffery Village Housing Project. In order to build the congregation, we conducted evangelistic outreaches in all of the major housing projects so that we could reach the unchurched members of the community and those whose lives were disrupted by alcohol, drugs, and other vices.

To address the education crisis in Chester, we started a Christian School (Eagles Nest Academy) and operated for six years until finances forced us to close our doors. The fruit of that effort has produced several business owners, military personnel, and a PhD.

It’s been more than 30 years and the church has grown substantially. We now offer services to address many of the felt needs of those who live in our community. That includes a food pantry, GriefShare, and an addictions ministry. In efforts to be a good neighbor, we host a ministry that serves the needs of teen-age mothers and their children.

Meet Our Bishop

BISHOP DICKIE L. ROBBINS

Bishop Dickie L. Robbins is a dynamic visionary, community leader, public speaker, preacher, teacher, husband, and father. His ministry to the Body of Christ is governed by three directives from the Lord. Isaiah 61:1-4…The Lord has anointed me to open the eyes of the blind, to set the captive free, to preach to the poor, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and to train them to repair the ruins of many generations. Matthew 28:18-20…the instruction from Jesus to make disciples in all nations and to teach them to observe all things that He has taught us; also, II Peter 3:9…The Lord is not willing that any should perish. His mission is to reach the whole person with the whole gospel, and disciple them until Christ is fully formed in them!

Bishop Robbins is a strong believer in equipping the believer to embrace the truth of who they are in Christ. They are to influence the world around them by having signs and wonders following them. The life of the believer should be such an example, of who Christ is, that those perishing are drawn to Christ by the life they live.

He was born in Mobile, Alabama and moved to Chester, Pennsylvania in 1967. He was educated in the Chester-Upland School District and graduated from Chester High School in June of 1975. Bishop Robbins then left Chester to continue his education at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana until 1978. He completed additional course work at several colleges while away including Indiana-Purdue University and Saint Francis University, both of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Upon returning to Chester in 1985, he continued educating himself in the vocation of God’s choice. Beginning at The Center for Urban Theological Studies in Philadelphia and further at Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He received a Masters Degree in Christian Ministry from Chesapeake Bible Seminary in Ridgely, Maryland.

His partner in life and ministry is Pastor Tina Robbins, and they have three daughters: Danika Robbins-Summers, Inez Cherry, Donietta Aguilar, and they have ten grandchildren. Along with his wife, Bishop Robbins founded, and is currently the Senior Pastor of Life In Christ Ministries in Chester, Pennsylvania.

       

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LIFE IN CHRIST MINISTRIES

3012 W 3rd STREET

CHESTER, PA 19013

610-497-2100

 

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