sermon series Guest Speaker

Created Anew

Cross Roads United Methodist Church

Redeem Robinson

January 3, 2021

Redeem Robinson is a minister, activist and community organizer. He is the founder and pastor of Ebenezer Church – PHX, a new church plant in Phoenix that’s inclusive and affirming for those who identify as LGBTQ+. He has also served in many ministry positions in Tucson, AZ, Baltimore, MD, Eastern North Carolina, Minneapolis, MN, and the Seattle-Tacoma Washington area and has been active in community activism in most of these places.

Robinson has a major passion for fighting for justice, equal rights, fighting against poverty, being the voice for the oppressed and standing up to those who wish to oppress others. He has been active in the Black Lives Matter movement in Tucson and Phoenix. He started the Black Lives Matter Chapter in Tucson in 2015. In 2019, Robinson started the Black Engagement Committee for the Maricopa County Democratic Party and also served as the Deputy Political Director for former presidential candidate and billionaire, Tom Steyer. Robinson has also worked on many other political campaigns for federal and statewide races, helped organize around immigrant rights, the impeachment of Donald Trump with Need to Impeach and around police accountability. Recently, he was the Black Outreach Campaign Manager for Arizona Coalition for Change which helped increase Black voter turnout in Arizona by 11%.

On November 3, 2020, Robinson was elected to the Governing School Board in the Balsz School District in East Phoenix.