“And the Lord answered me and said, “Write the vision and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.  For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end, it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; but it will surely come, it will not tarry.”   

Habakkuk 2:2 

Our Pastor


Reverend Dr. Alvin Costello Robinson

OUR PASTOR:  We Offer A Visionary Profile:

Professional & Business Achievements

  • Spearheaded a 3.6 million dollar grant from HUD for a 53 unit housing project for the elderly and mildly impaired, which is completed and ready for occupancy.
  • Encouraged the expansion and development of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church through a $300,000 building phase; The New Pleasant Grove Church values at $1.5 million.
  • Pleasant Grove Academy and ACR Family Resource Center valued at $1.3 million; received an $80,000 grant for the Little Pee Dee Baptist Association from the office of Governor of South Carolina for water and sewage for the Little Pee Dee Manor, Inc.
  • Founder and organizer of the Youth Department of the Chesterfield County Union.

Pastorate Experience 49 Years; Preaching 51 years

Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Marion, SC - 44 years

Piney Grove Baptist Church, Patrick, SC

St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Latta, SC

Round-O Baptist Church, Darlington, SC


SC State Baptist Missionary & Educational Convention

NC Baptist State Congress of Christian Education 

National Baptist Convention, Inc.

Vice President NAACP, Inc. & Past Chairman Operations PUSH

The Pee Dee Regional Council 

Little Pee Dee Manor, Inc. Board Chairman 

Hyman Lodge #138 & Notary Public for S.C. 

Pee Dee Chapter #32 Masonic Order 

Past Laubuch Literary Action Society 

Past United Teacher Profession

Who Who’s Among American Education - 1989-90 & 2004

Past Habitat for Humanity of Marion County

Pee Dee Continuing of Care

Past United Way of Marion County 

Little Pee Dee Association Moderator Advisor

Marion County Strategic Planning Commission

Pee Dee Transitional Shelter

Cathedral Bible College

Friendship Junior College Board Member

Kiwanis Club - Marion

L.C. Richardson Scholarship Committee

Marion County Schools Faith Base Advisory Board

NBC USA, Inc. Evangelism Board

Former Vice President #5 Baptist State E&M Convention of S.C. 

Past Board Member of Evangelism Board both State & National Baptist Convention USA, Inc.


1966 - A.A. Degree, Friendship College, Rock Hill, SC

1968 - B.A. Social Studies, Allen University, Columbia, SC

1970 - Honorable Discharge, US Army

1978 - M.Ed., Francis Marion University, Florence, SC

1980 - B.D. Morris College, Sumter, SC

1994 - Honorary Doctorate of Divinity, Morris College, Sumter, SC

2004 - Doctorate of Christian Education 

Other studies: USC, Appalachian State University (Ext.)

Highlights of Qualifications

The Little Pee Dee Manor, Inc. & Resident

Chairman of the Board - 1992-Present

The Late Night Service - Committee Member

Baptist State E & M Convention

Pamplico Elementarty School Retired Teacher

Marion County IMPACT

Marion Area Ministerial Alliance President

Morris College Alumni Board Member


Former Pee Dee Regional Transitional Shelter Board Member - 1992-Present 

Oratorical Contest - Committee Member

State Congress of Christian Education & Teacher

The Little Pee Dee Missionary Baptist Association Pastor Moderator - 1986-1993

Marion County Strategic Planning

AAAU Alumni Friendship Jr. College


Personal Development

Pastor Robinson has preached in many states conducting as many as 35 revivals in one year.  He preached at the National Baptist Convention, USA, Kansas City in 2004; traveled extensively in 18 foreign countries and most of the U.S.  Many have confessed Christ under his administration and new organizations have been formed; over 40 ministries developed with the Church membership doubling.  Our pastor served in the U.S. military, recipient of over 500 certificates for meritorious services, plaques and awards local, state, and national.  

He is the son of the late Nathaniel and Lelia J. Robinson. Also, the proud father of 3 children, 3 grandchildren, and 1 great grand.  His greatest desire is to Love God by being a servant to his fellow man.  His motto is: “If I can help somebody while I pass along, then my living will not be in vain.  Let me do what I can for whomever I can as long as I can.  May the work I’ve done speak for me.”