Co-Pastor Elena Robertson was born and raised in Stafford, Virginia and completed her primary education in the Stafford public school system. She continued her education at James Madison University (JMU) where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. It was at JMU that her involvement in a campus ministry led her to meet and later marry her husband, Bishop Daniel Robertson, Jr. As a result of their union, they became the blessed parents of four children: Daniel III, Charity Joy, David Jeremiah, and Moriah Joyelle.
The couple’s calling from God led them to consecutive, pastoral assignments and subsequently to an assignment to pastor Mt. Gilead Full Gospel International Ministries, located in Richmond, Virginia. She faithfully supported her husband at Mt. Gilead. The church had 25 members, but grew to more than 1,900 members in less than five years. It was at Mt. Gilead that Co-Pastor answered a call of her own: to give birth to a unique women’s ministry called, Women of the Word (WOW).
Under her direction, WOW became a dynamic ministry which provides nourishment, direction and support for the whole woman: spirit, soul, and body. During WOW events, speakers have a unique way of starting a conversation which allows women to take off masks that hide their treasure within. Also under the umbrella of WOW, Co-Pastor oversees several support groups and fellowships for women of all ages. She hosts an annual conference designed to unlock the treasure within for countless women from across the country.
Co-Pastor Elena is a published author of a book entitled, The Mentor in You, which gives a Biblical perspective on mentoring relationships. You may see her with a microphone in her hand and a song in her heart because she is also a true worshipper. In 2008, she released her debut CD entitled, Amazing and spearheaded the release of Mt. Gilead Music Ministry’s first CD, Unrestrained Worship in December of 2015. Her ministry also spans across nations, as she is heavily involved in international missions. She has ministered in Brazil, Costa Rica, Ghana, Kenya, Thailand and Uganda.
Co-Pastor Elena Robertson is truly a 21st century example of a Proverbs 31 woman, especially in the lives of those she touches. Her worth is far more than rubies!