by Angelle Jones
With tears streaming down her face, Sabrena Robinson remembers the words of her mother,
you will be a gospel singer and a nurse she recalls.
Currently employed at Cleveland Clinic as a nurse and singing gospel
music professionally since 1991, Psalmist Sabrena Robinson fondly reminisces her
Born and raised in Milan, Tennessee, Sabrena shares what it was like
being raised in a loving, Christian home. Even though her mother was paralyzed and in a
wheel chair, there was enough love not only for the Robinson family but also for foster
children to share. The family worshipped together at a local Church of Christ. Raised with
a knowledge of Christ, Sabrena came to truly know Jesus as Lord and Savior of her life at
a tent revival at the young age of 12 years old. The next twenty-five years or so have
been a fulfillment of the prophetic words spoken by her mother.
After her mothers death at the age of 14, Sabrena moved to Cleveland,
Ohio to live with an older sister. Her brother-in-law, Harold Luter, Pastor of St. Paul
Missionary Baptist Church, in Cleveland and her sister Naomi receive credit from Sabrena
for continuing to build the foundation of her Christian faith, started by her parents.
Sabrena began singing at a very young age, however, it was also about this time that she
began to gain exposure to professional gospel music. She began travelling and singing in
churches throughout the United States. It was during one of her concerts that she heard
the Lord speaking to her about joining her current church, The Pentecostal Church of
Christ at E. 105th & Chester in Cleveland. Sabrena returned home from this trip,
seeking a deeper walk of faith. Like Jacob, she recounts, she wrestled with the Lord,
until finally she received Gods rest. Along with this rest came a new infilling of
the Holy Spirit along with her decision to change churches.
Under the Pastorate of Co-Pastors Bishop J. Delano Ellis, and his
wife, Elder Sabrina Joyce Ellis, Sabrena has gained an appreciation for all types of
Christian music. Serving as a Praise and Worship leader, she says that Bishop Ellis taught
her to appreciate not only the current trends of gospel music, but she now thanks God for
hymns, anthems and even classical music. From this appreciation Sabrena has had the
opportunity to travel to Europe and throughout the United States ministering in song. She
enjoys the privilege shes had to sing to all cultures and to many different
denominations. Sabrena has also been blessed to sing with the Cleveland Orchestra earlier
this year and has a contract to sing with the Berkshire Chorale Co. in Sheffield,
Sabrena is gratefully humble as she shares her many accomplishments.
She has opened for many gospel artists, including Darryl Coley, and Shirley Caesar. Of her
greatest successes, Sabrena recorded her first C.D. last year, under the management of her
current Business Manager and good friends, Elder Eddie Howard and Elder Yvonne Tufts
Jeans. This project is described by Sabrena as a true testimony of Gods
faithfulness. With little money, and great faith, To Jesus With Love was produced by Eddie
Howard of Youngstown, Ohio. Not only does she sing on the recording, but she also shows
off her writing ability with an original song called "It is I", which is a song
about trusting God.
Whether on stage, leading praise and worship at the Pentecostal Church
of Christ, or singing to her patients at the Cleveland Clinic, Psalmist Sabrena Robinson
not only sings, but she ministers Gods love through her music. Sabrena will be a
featured guest at the Christian Connection Magazines Jubilee Banquet, April 10,