MEET THE SPEAKERS
Rev. Dr. George Crews, III
Pastor Crews was born to the late George M. Crews, Jr. and Mary B. Crews of Durham, North Carolina. Pastor Crews is married to the former Yvette Reade of Durham, North Carolina. This union has been blessed with four children, Symone Paige, George Malcolm, IV, Jasmyne Taja' and Hezekiah Dallas.
Pastor Crews is a graduate of North Carolina Central University with a BA in Political Science with a concentration in Public Administration. Pastor Crews received his Master of Divinity from Apex School of Theology in May 2001 and his Doctorate of Ministry from the United Theological Seminary in May 2022.
After receiving his call from God, Pastor Crews preached his blazing sermon on December 17, 1995 in the pulpit of the illustrious Rev. Dr. William Hazel Height of Greater St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, after which he also received his license. Pastor Crews was ordained on July On March 17, 2002, Pastor Crews was installed as Pastor of Lattisville Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Hurdle Mills, NC.
Pastor Crews and the Lattisville Grove Missionary Baptist Church received Pastor and Church of the Year awarded by the Northern Orange County NAACP.
Pastor Crews is active in the East Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Association of North Carolina, where he has served as President of The Ministers, Deacon, & Deaconess Union and is currently serving as first Vice Moderator. He is also a proud member of the Beta Theta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.
As with everything that he does, Pastor Crews preaches and teaches with the fiery passion for the Word thereby always evidencing the fact that no matter how old or young, any vessel is fit for God’s use.
Dr. Temitope Keku
Struggling to make sense of the storms in life? You don't have to go through it alone. Dr. Temitope (Tope) Keku's passion is to help women find their way out of the storms and into the sunshine! With her 30 years of experience as a scientist, mentor, certified coach, speaker, Bible teacher, and author, Tope is passionate about helping women discover their unique identity in Christ, renew their confidence, and restore relationships so they can live more fulfilling lives. One of her powerful tools is her devotional book, Weathering Storms: Finding Treasures in the Ruins. She encourages readers to mine for scriptural gems and embrace their identity in Christ despite their challenges. Through her inspiring message and practical tips, she helps women to gain emotional clarity, feel empowered, and motivated to reach their goals and pursue their dreams. Tope is a wife, a mom of four adult children, and a grandma. She enjoys nature walks, gardening, and cooking for fun.
Minister Tina Lucas
Minister Tina Lucas is the daughter of Roger and Frances Torain. She resides in Stem
NC with her husband Larry and together they have 5 children and 5 grandchildren.
Minister Lucas has worked at Duke Medical Center for 17 years, she is a Clinical
Minister Lucas gave her life to the Lord in August 1985. She was licensed to preach the
gospel in August 2007 and ordained in May 2009 at Lattisville Grove Missionary Baptist
Church under the leadership of Pastor George Crews III.
Min. Lucas started Titus’2’Ministries in 2010 to encourage, equip, and empower men,
women, boys, and girls to discover their identity, purpose, and plan for their lives
through writing, speaking and conferences.
Minister Lucas and her husband are currently attending New Hope Church, Durham
NC. Where Dr. Benji Kelley is the Pastor. Minister Lucas strives to let the Love of God
be shed abroad in her heart and to be a light to every one she meets.
I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Pastor John E. Robinson, II
The Rev. Dr. John E. Robinson, II has functioned in ministry since the age of 16. He
is dedicated to the message of Jesus Christ through speaking, music, writing, and
other venues. Dr. Robinson approaches ministry with unrelenting energy and
determination to glorify the Lord in such a way that others are inspired to seek the
Lord as a foundation for their lives. With a desire to help people help themselves,
he is devoted to encouraging others. He lives by the saying, "Successful people do
daily what others do occasionally."
Rev. Dr. Robinson served as founding Pastor of a church plant in Pittsburgh for
eight years. Later, he was called to serve as the Senior Pastor of the Historic New
Hope Baptist Church in Braddock, PA. Under his leadership, the congregation grew
spiritually and numerically through the development of new programs, ministries,
conferences, and seminars that have been a benefit to the church and the
In addition to pastoral ministry, Dr. Robinson is the co-founder of Your Greater
Destiny. This ministry helps people understand and fulfill their divine purpose
through community events, inspirational teachings, and more. The team has been
blessed to minister around the world.
Rev. Dr. Robinson has composed several songs. Additionally, he is the author of
two books dealing with biblical foundations and kingdom success. He has
instructed at various ministry schools and conferences on topics regarding 21st
Century Ministry, Leadership, Music, Worship, and other subjects.
Rev. Dr. Robinson has earned his Bachelors and Master of Science degrees from
Geneva College, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from South University School of
Theology. He is married to Rev. Latisha Robinson. In addition to working together
in ministry, they have five children: John, Jenaya, Judah, Ja'Saiyah, and Journey.
Rev. Dr. Robinson was called to serve as the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church
of Burlington in June 2021. He is the twenty-first pastor in the Church’s rich 153-
year history of focusing upward, reaching outward, and growing inward.
Pastor Tremaine Royster
Pastor Tremaine D. Royster is a dedicated servant of God, an inspiring preacher, and a committed community leader. He embarked on his journey of ministry on October 30, 2005, when he delivered his initial sermon at Cedar Rock Missionary Baptist Church. Recognizing his calling, he was ordained by the New Hope Association Ordaining Council on March 30, 2008.
During his early years in ministry, Pastor Royster served as the 1st Vice President of the Young Adult Department of the Woman's Auxiliary for the New Hope Missionary Baptist Association from 2008 to 2012. He pursued theological education at the Apex School of Theology from 2008 to 2012, enriching his knowledge and understanding of the scriptures.
Pastor Royster's passion for spreading the Gospel led him to serve as the Pastor of First Missionary Baptist Church in Selma, North Carolina, from 2013 to 2016. Throughout his tenure, he shepherded the congregation, providing spiritual guidance, and fostering a sense of community within the church.
Apart from his pastoral responsibilities, Pastor Royster actively participates in various organizations. He is a member of the NAACP of Chapel Hill-Carrboro and the Orange-Chatham County Interdenominational Alliance, demonstrating his commitment to social justice and community empowerment.
In addition to his ministry work, Pastor Royster is employed as a Senior Site Manager for Canon Business Process Services. He also proudly served in the United States Marine Corps, demonstrating his dedication to serving his country.
Currently, Pastor Royster serves as the Pastor of Jones Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Alongside his loving wife, Mrs. Enjoli L. Royster, and as a father to Genesis Selah Royster, he continues to lead and inspire his congregation with the teachings of Christ.
Pastor Royster finds solace and inspiration in two of his favorite scriptures: John 16:33, which reminds believers of the peace found in Christ despite tribulations in the world, and Jeremiah 29:11, which assures God's plan for a future filled with hope and blessings.
Pastor Tremaine D. Royster's life and ministry exemplify a deep faith, a heart for service, and a steadfast commitment to spreading the message of God's love and grace.