Michael Robinson Biography

The multi-talented Michael Robinson can be found at his place at the keyboards on any given Sunday at Greater St. Stephens Full Gospel Baptist Church in New Orleans. As co-minister of music, along with fellow musical artist Phillip Britton, Robinson writes and arranges material for the world renowned GSS Mass Choir, as well as the church's many other singing ensembles. But it is his wizardry on the piano and organ that often stuns his listeners, as he goes off on a riff that is heaven sent, or sings the heartfelt lyrics to one of the songs he penned. Robinson's work appears on the church's CDs, including God's Got Those Healing Hands (1991); We Offer Christ (1993); and the 1999 As for Me & My House, on which he plays keyboards, sings vocals, and is author of a number of songs. "Are You Ready to Change?" and "Praise the Lord" are just two of his popular numbers. The giant of a man has lent his talents to the many projects that have arisen out of the Full Gospel Fellowship, which was founded at Greater St. Stephens. He has coordinated the music for both CDs recorded by the Full Gospel Baptist Mass Choir: A New Thing: Experience the Fullness and Bow Down and Worship Him, both released in 1998. Robinson worked, as well, on the 2001 release of Where There's a Will, There's a Way by the Women of Excellence Choir, led by the mighty co-pastor of Greater St. Stephens, Elder Debra B. Morton. The hard-working keyboardist came to the attention of contemporary gospel giant Kirk Franklin, who chose Robinson to play piano on his 2002 release The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin. The release party was held at Greater St. Stephen's, reflecting the high regard with which the gospel superstar holds the church and his piano player. ~ Rose of Sharon Witmer, Rovi

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