Michelle P. Robinson, Executive Director
As the Executive Director of Beth-Hark Christian Counseling Center, Inc., Ms. Robinson provides oversight and leadership to the staff and volunteers, as well as day-to-day management of the fiscal, operational and administrative components of the organization. Ms. Robinson also serves as the Church Business Administrator and Director, Human Resources for the sponsoring organization, Bethel Gospel Assembly, Inc. where she oversees the daily business operations and administration of the church, providing direction and leadership to the staff. She holds a Master of Arts in Human Resources Education from Fordham University and recently received her Certification in Church Administration from The Church Network (formerly National Association of Church Business Administrators). Ms. Robinson serves on the Executive Board of the Bethel Gospel Assembly, Inc. and is their Corporate Secretary and also serves as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Bethel Gospel Community Development Corporation.
Rev. Mimsie Robinson, Chairman of the Board of Directors
Born in New York and envisioning a medical career, he entered Brown University on a 7 year Medical Program. During his first year at Brown, he accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and later chose to pursue careers in ministry and teaching. In 1996, Pastor Robinson’s contributions as an educator were recognized by the Board of Regents, and he was named the 1997 New York State Teacher of the Year. Pastor Robinson holds a Master of Arts in Science Education from New York University, a Master of Professional Studies in Urban Ministry, and a Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies from Alliance Theological Seminary in Nyack, New York. In December 2019, he completed a Doctor of Applied Intercultural Studies through the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, Missouri. As an associate pastor of Bethel Gospel Assembly, he gives oversight to the Missions Ministry, the Married Couples Ministry and the Sons of Issachar Men’s Ministry. In November 2008, Pastor Robinson was involved with planting, Living Water Christian Center, a bilingual French and English church affiliated with Bethel Gospel Assembly. This church serves the spiritual needs of the growing number of West African immigrants in Harlem and the South Bronx. He presently serves as the executive pastor of this congregation. Pastor Robinson resides in New York City with his lovely and talented wife Beverly. The Robinsons have two married adult children, Michelle and David.
Reginald Hammonds was born and raised in central New Jersey and graduated from Scotch Plains High School. He graduated from Northwestern University, Evanston IL. in 1984 with a B.S. in Political Science. Mr. Hammonds is lettered three times for Northwestern University Baseball Team and played professionally for the Seattle Mariners in 1983, the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1984 and the Pirates organization 1984-1987. Currently employed for Oppenheimer Co. Inc. as Director of Investments, Mr. Hammonds is also licensed as a New Jersey Certified Teacher. Mr. Hammonds resides in Jersey City, N.J. with his lovely wife, Lori, and their two children, Veronica and Randall.
Paul de Vries, PhD
Paul de Vries, PhD is president of New York Divinity School, author, and a board-member for National Association of Evangelicals, actively representing more than 40 million evangelical Americans. Dr. de Vries has served 30 years in evangelical higher education administration, designing and leading innovative programs to help incarnate Biblical truth into people’s living, loving, learning and leading. Dr. de Vries founded the Center for Applied Christian Ethics (CACE) at Wheaton College (Illinois) and founded the Office of Volunteer Community Service and Madison House at the University of Virginia. Dr. de Vries is the lead author of four books, The Taming of the Shrewd (1992, Thomas Nelson) Ethics Applied (1999, Simon and Schuster), Business Ethics Applied (2000, Pierson Education), and Manufacturer’s Manual (2006, Stonehaven). He is consultant and contributor for the Green Bible (HarperOne, 2009). Dr. de Vries is husband of Victoria de Vries and the father of Tor and Chrissa, father-in-law of Bonnie, and grandfather of Aiden (2004) and Eleanora (2008). Dr. de Vries loves the Lord Jesus Christ and seeks always to honor and please Him.
Doreen Stewart, PhD
Dr. Doreen Stewart obtained her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and her doctorate in psychology from Southern Illinois University. She has been a member of the board of directors of Beth-Hark Christian Counseling Center, Inc. since 1991, and has been involved in multiple ministry venues over the years. She has served as Assistant Director of Missions and Youth Missions Coordinator for the United Pentecostal Council of the Assemblies of God; and has been involved in music ministry, counseling ministry, and prison ministry for over twenty years. She has varied and extensive professional experience. She is President and Founder of Enrichment Consulting Concepts. She has conducted a myriad of seminars, workshops, and trainings, and has held adjunct faculty positions at Alliance Graduate School of Counseling of Nyack College and the College of New Rochelle. She has also served as an instructor at the Bethel Bible and Missions Training Center. She currently holds a faculty position at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where she works with children and their families. In addition, she works as a consultant for Head Start and Harlem Children’s Zone. She is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, the American Psychological Association, the Society for Pentecostal Studies, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
Ms. Diana Brown was born and raised in New York City and is of Cuban-Jamaican descent. She attended New York City public schools and later went on to The King’s College, where she earned a B.A. in Sociology. Later on, she attended C.U.N.Y. – Hunter College School of Social Work where she earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Ms. Brown’s professional career has centered on serving children and families and treating the mentally ill population. Ms. Brown is currently employed as a Social Worker in a local municipal hospital where she has worked in its Behavioral Health Division for many years.
Ms. Brown received Jesus Christ as her Lord and personal Savior as a high school student and since that time, she has been involved in a number of ministries and has served in various capacities according to God’s divine plan for her life (i.e., Children’s Church, Sunday School and Singles Ministries). She currently fellowships at Harlem Tabernacle Church. Ms. Brown became a Board Member of Beth-Hark more than five years ago and has aligned herself with its mission and vision to offer support and encouragement to others in numerous ways.