Meet Our Pastors
Senior Pastors Bishop Charles and Lady Shaunda Young
Pensacola North Campus
Bishop Charles Young: Known to many as a man of impeccable character and integrity in the things of God, Bishop Charles Young is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Deliverance Tabernacle Christian Center. Early in his assignment as a shepherd in the Kingdom of God he adopted the adage “if you build the people of God, they will build the Kingdom of God.” This epiphany was divinely inspired by the Holy Spirit and is reflected in the members and leaders, under Bishop Young’s leadership, who are passionate about Kingdom work. His ministry has been characterized as reaching the whole man – body, soul and spirit. This approach to ministry has been a focal point in the 25 years of his pastorate.
Pastor Chris and Donita Robinson
Chris and Donita Robinson have a passion for serving God’s people by empowering them to discover their God-given purpose and to intentionally impact the Kingdom! The couple hails from the Midwest, but has made the Pensacola area home for more than 25 years, 20 years at DT. The Robinsons have military backgrounds (which is how they met). Lady Donita served as a an Army Finance and Administration Specialist. Pastor Chris’ Army and Navy enlisted service was in Communications Security and Administration. He served as an Officer of Marines flying EA-6B Prowlers. The couple’s familiarity with the challenges of combat deployments helped prepare them to provide effective pastoral care for individuals and families. Ordained under the teaching ministry of Bishop Charles Young, Pastor Chris and Lady “D” have served as pastors of marriage, enrichment groups, pastoral care, and episcopal administration. With worshipper’s hearts and servant-leader spirits, Chris and Donita focus on facilitating a fresh atmosphere and leading the campus team in providing an excellent worship experience. They have been blessed with four children, three “children-in-love”, and six grandchildren. Three of their children as well as a their spouses and families serve with them in ministry.
Pastor Kerry & Gina Rivers
Pensacola South Campus
Pastor Kerry Rivers is the campus pastor of DT South Location. He is married to Lady Gina Rivers , they have been married for 35 years and have 3 children Kerry , Michael , and Alyson. He has been with DT for 23 years and is retired from the U.S. Army , he is a man of faith , an advocate in his community and is a staunch believer that whatever you make happen for others God will make happen for.