Feeling the call to student ministry at the age of 13, Nick has been following that call for almost 20 years. Born into a military family with his dad flying jets all over the world, Nick grew up in places like Spain, Florida, California, the Philippines, Hawaii, Italy and Germany. He began his work in student ministry by playing in the high school youth worship band, leading Bible studies, teaching and serving on youth leadership teams in high school on an Air Force base in Germany. From there, he went to college at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida, where he got his degree in English so he could teach high school at private Christian schools. After teaching for two years, Nick married a beautiful Texas girl named Rachel Rhea who grew up in Carrollton.
Nick and Rachel met at Sky Ranch where they were working as summer camp counselors. After a year of dating long distance, Nick got smart and moved out to Lubbock while Rachel finished her last year at Texas Tech. They were married in May of 2006 and immediately moved to Tyler, where they started full-time with Sky Ranch. Rachel was the store manager and Nick was doing Outdoor Education during the school year. During the summer, he did everything from directing Day Camp to the Quest leadership camp. He may have been a janitor at some point, too.
In October 2009, Nick and Rachel welcomed their first baby girl, Kate Rhea Robinson into the world. Quickly after she was born, in January of 2010 they moved down to Kingwood, a suburb north of Houston, where Nick accepted a position as the associate youth director at Kingwood United Methodist Church. For three years Nick served as the associate and eventually lead youth director at KUMC and fell in love with serving in the church. In February of 2012, Nick and Rachel welcomed their second baby girl, Harper Jane Robinson. When the second baby arrived, Nick and Rachel began to feel the call to be closer to family in Dallas. So in October of 2012, Nick and Rachel said goodbye to the many friends they had made and moved to Dallas where Nick accepted a position at Highland Park Presbyterian Church. Though they only stayed at Highland Park for nine months, they knew they wanted to stay in the Dallas area and find a church where they could connect with the community, raise their kids, and where Nick’s talents of teaching and building relationships with students were needed. After a year of searching, Nick and Rachel finally found their way to First Church Carrollton to the very same youth group Rachel was involved with while in high school. Also during their time of searching, they welcomed their first son in April 2014, Cash Wyllis Robinson.
Nick is a passionate teacher ready to pour himself out to build student disciples who are committed to being salt and light in their communities, focused on worshiping God with everything they do.