Betty Jean Robinson to speak, sing at United Christian Sunday
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Betty Jean Robinson
Betty Jean Robinson
United Christian Church will have two special Sunday services on Mother’s Day, with special guest Betty Jean Robinson.

The services are at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., according to Pastors Charles and Margie Poteat and UCCMA President Don Warren.

Robinson is a much-loved gospel recording artist and songwriter.

Born in Hyden, Ky., Robinson lived in poverty until she was old enough to make her way to Nashville. She married William Harold Robinson and started writing songs in the country music field.

She later was voted Billboard Magazine’s songwriter of the year. Robinson was signed to Metromedia Records and later to Decca Records where she wrote many hit songs including, “All I Need Is You” and “Hello, Love,” recorded by Hank Snow. Robinson, who is also a singer, did several duets with country music star Carl Belew.

At the height of her songwriting and recording career in country Western music, she felt God calling her out of secular music.

After experiencing many trials and troubles throughout her career and with her family, Robinson rededicated her life to Christ.

She immediately began writing songs for His glory, like “Jesus Is Alive and Well,” “On the Way Home,” “Ride Out Your Storm,” and “He Is Jehovah.” Robinson has recorded a total of 37 albums and over 600 songs.

Robinson’s songs and ministry reach far across the country into prisons, hospitals, churches, and homes, touching hurting hearts and lives with the love of Christ.

One of the earliest programmers on TBN, Robinson had Up on Melody Mountain from 1983 through early this year. Robinson was honored by the Artists Music Guild with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award on Nov. 10, 2012.

Robinson’s two daughters (Elizabeth Kimberly Nauman and Rebecca Lynn Mullins) have gone to be with Jesus, along with her husband. She has five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren, and continues to live in the hills of Tennessee on what she calls Melody Mountain.

Excerpt from Robinson’s testimony:

“I remember as a child, growing up in the mountains of Kentucky, we would be planting and working in our large gardens when the clouds would cover the sun and the wind would begin to blow. Daddy would look at the storm clouds gathering and then call to us children, ‘Children, rain is coming. I can smell the rain in the wind.’ We would all head to the house until the storm was over.

“There are storms around us everywhere. I see whirlwinds of deception blowing all around us. I praise God for His Holy Word, for ‘His truth endureth to all generations’ (Psalm 100:5).”

United Christian Church is located at 2200 Peerless Road.