First lady Robyn B. Smith was born, raised and educated in Charles City VA. Robyn was raised by her parents James and Vera Burrell in the Cedar Grove Baptist Church. After graduating from Charles City County High School, Robyn furthered her education by attending and graduating for Old Dominion University in Norfolk VA. She earned a degree in recreation and leisure studies. Upon returning from college Robyn continued her membership and fellowship at the Cedar Grove Baptist Church where she served as a choir member.
Robyn worked at Walnut Hill Convalescent Center as an activity director after graduating college. She worked with the senior citizens to provide them with a good quality of life using recreational games and activities.
Robyn has worked for many years in the customer service industry assisting and helping her customers with their needs. Robyn has had a passion for helping people. She has always been a faithful family member helping and assisting them with their computer issues as well as finding them great savings on purchasing items and gifts for special occasions.
In 2003 Robyn, along with other members of Cedar Grove Baptist Church, made the decision to leave Cedar Grove Baptist Church and organize a new church where they could hear and learn how to come out of sin and live their lives according to the divine nature of God. Robyn along with others, was a part of the birth of the New Generation Church. She serves the Church by singing in the choir and serving on the usher board.
In June of 2009 Robyn married the pastor and became the first lady of the New Generation church where she continued to support the usher board and choirs whenever needed. Robyn serves on the hospitality committee as the chairperson, where she faithfully cooks , prepares and serves meals for the New Generation Church family and friends worship services, as well as surprising members with cooking and preparing breakfast meals on some 4th Sundays after our early morning services. Robyn is the Superintendent for the church Sunday school where she leads in devotions and ensures that all teachers are provided with all school material and supplies.
Robyn, along with her husband, owns and operates their own janitorial business providing janitorial services for commercial office facilities.
Robyn is a faithful wife, mother of John Adam Smith Jr. and member of the New Generation Church who continues to show her love and support for her husband as well as her passion for helping and serving others.