Ed Robinson, Vice President

Vocation: Pastor, Hope in Christ Church, Compton CA

Hometown: Compton CA

Background: Ed holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration from the University of La Verne, a master’s degree in behavioral science from CSU Dominguez Hills and a Master of Divinity from Talbot Seminary. He has served as pastor of Hope in Christ Church in Compton since 2010 and worked in a variety of supervisory and managerial roles over 33 years with Southern California Edison before retiring in 2015. Ed’s volunteer associations include the Salvation Army, LA Junior Chamber of Commerce, Big Brothers and the LA County Human Relations Commission.

Family: Ed and his wife Yvonne have been married since 1982 and have four adult children.

What do you hope the Compton Initiative will accomplish? “I hope that the Compton Initiative will transform the City of Compton spiritually, physically, culturally and politically.”

What is your favorite thing about a Compton work day? “I enjoy seeing the smiles, hugs and tears of residents whose homes we paint.”

How has The Compton Initiative helped you grow?The Compton Initiative has helped me grow by enabling me to better engage the community that I have been called to serve.”

How has the Compton Initiative helped you grow? “I have learned to understand my neighbors near and far who share a common heart to serve and benefit the community.”

Ed Robinson, Vice President

Vocation: Pastor, Hope in Christ Church, Compton CA

Hometown: Compton CA

Background: Ed holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration from the University of La Verne, a master’s degree in behavioral science from CSU Dominguez Hills and a Master of Divinity from Talbot Seminary. He has served as pastor of Hope in Christ Church in Compton since 2010 and worked in a variety of supervisory and managerial roles over 33 years with Southern California Edison before retiring in 2015. Ed’s volunteer associations include the Salvation Army, LA Junior Chamber of Commerce, Big Brothers and the LA County Human Relations Commission.

Family: Ed and his wife Yvonne have been married since 1982 and have four adult children.

What do you hope the Compton Initiative will accomplish? “I hope that the Compton Initiative will transform the City of Compton spiritually, physically, culturally and politically.”

What is your favorite thing about a Compton work day? “I enjoy seeing the smiles, hugs and tears of residents whose homes we paint.”

How has The Compton Initiative helped you grow?The Compton Initiative has helped me grow by enabling me to better engage the community that I have been called to serve.”

How has the Compton Initiative helped you grow? “I have learned to understand my neighbors near and far who share a common heart to serve and benefit the community.”

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