Beverly is no novice to ministry and comes with well over 35 years in Office and Administrative support experience. She initially began working in ministry, serving in the Music Department as a singer, musician and choir director. Her musical background began as a young child, born into a ministry family where music was an intricate part of her family’s lifestyle. She remained active in the music ministry throughout her life up until 2005.
Academically, Beverly graduated from Beckley College in Beckley, WV in 1977 with an Associate’s Degree in Secretarial Science. She began her administrative career at FMRS Mental Health Clinic located in Beckley, WV where she remained for five years. During her tenure at FMRS, she worked in various capacities, including the medical records department and later the billing department as a billing clerk. In February, 1983 she married Lawrence Robinson and relocated to Charleston, WV where she continued in the administrative professional field at Shawnee Hills Mental Health/Mental Retardation Center. She was employed there for six years. While at Shawnee Hills, Beverly worked as an Assistant to a team of counselors, clinicians and psychologists. She also worked as an Intake Clerk to process new patients.
In 1984, Beverly became Executive Secretary to the Department Chair for Natural and Biological Science; who was later promoted to the Dean of Academic Affairs at West Virginia State College in Institute, WV. Upon her reassignment, the Dean transferred Beverly and she was promoted to Executive Secretary to the Dean of Academic Affairs. She remained in that role for eight years, resigned in good standing and began her current full time ministry assignment and employment as Executive Assistant to Bishop T. D. Jakes; his first hired employee. The first 4 years of her position were in West Virginia, prior to the ministry’s move to Dallas, TX, in 1996. She continues to maintain that position where she is responsible for handling all the day to day operations of the Executive Office specifically related to Bishop Jakes’ correspondences, communications, and appointments both locally and nationally.
Beverly is a former member of the Los Colinas Chapter of IAAP (International Association of Administrative Professionals). She is currently serving her 2nd year on the Advisory Board of the Dallas Admin Awards.
She co-founded and co-chairs the Board of Directors for “C.E.A.S.E.” Inc. (a Christian Executive and Administrative Assistant Support Staff Empowerment) group designed for support staff. Their mission is to equip, support, mentor and minister to individuals who work and serve in Christian ministry especially in Executive/Administrative Assistant positions.
Beverly and her husband, Pastor Lawrence Robinson, reside in Grand Prairie, TX and have two adult daughters.