Pastor David Robinson was born and raised in Ocean City, NJ and came to know Jesus Christ as his Savior when he was 16 years old during a week of summer camp in upstate New York. Receiving Jesus was a life-changing experience for David as he immediately began sharing the Good News with his friends and family members, serving in his youth group, and teaching children in Vacation Bible School and summer camp. David felt God’s calling on his life during his freshman year of college and transferred to Philadelphia Biblical University to pursue a career in full-time ministry. Over the past twenty-five years, David has served as an Associate Pastor in three different churches focusing primarily on the educational ministries for children, youth and adults. In addition, he worked for Family Guidance of Pittsburgh, leading support groups and seminars for dads who desire to be more effective leaders in their homes. David's passion is to take the simple truths of God's Word and help people apply them to their everyday lives. He believes the greatest challenge in the Christian life is not knowing what to do, but actually doing it. Therefore, he is a firm believer in:
Daily Bible reading and prayer to keep our lives on track.
Small group ministries to encourage and support one another
Authentic worship to draw us into the presence of our Father.
In August of 2007, Pastor David was asked to lead a team of volunteers to plant a new church right here in Mercer. The Chapel began with a team of 8-10 families who were committed to not just planting a new church, but becoming a new kind of church in Mercer that would focus on the needs of this community. Our desire was to create a place where EVERYONE is welcome, where it doesn't matter how much money you have or what clothes you wear, where people of all ages feel loved and accepted, and where everyone stands on equal ground at the foot of the cross. On April 6, 2008, after seven months of planning, preparation, and prayer, The Chapel at Mercer was born. Then on April 5, 2009, after a wonderful year of ministry together, the congregation unanimously called Pastor David to be The Chapel’s first full-time pastor.
David picked his wife Cindy to be his full-time ministry partner 1985 and together they have had the joy of serving Christ in the suburbs of Philadelphia, in rural farmlands of Western PA, at numerous summer camps, and even on a mission trip in the mountains of France. In addition to her ministry at home and church, Cindy works full-time at the Bair Foundation in New Wilmington. Together David and Cindy have raised two sons and reside in New Castle, PA.