Meet Our Overseer
Robert F Strong, Sr. was born April 22, 1945 to Robert & Elizabeth Strong. He grew up in a baptist church but joined the Church of God of Prophecy in May 1971. He accepted his call into the ministry shortly after joining the church and begin preaching in July of 1971. The first church he pastored was in Ellerbe, NC from 1976 to 1981. In 1981 he began pastoring in Smithfield and has been there since. Bro. Strong was ordained as a Bishop in 1987. Bro. Strong renewed his covenant with The Church of God in January of 1995. He has held many positions some of which has been General Sunday School Coordinator, District Overseer & is currently serving as General Field Secretary. He also served on the General Questions and Subjects committee for 17 years, and was the chairman the last 6 years of that time. He has taught in the Cleveland Bible Training Institute for at least 13 years. Bro strong was appointed as State Overseer for North Carolina in 2016.Brother Strong was married to Rose Melvin on July 4, 1972. They had two sons, Robert Franklin Strong Jr. (Frankie) and Timothy Charles Strong. Rose passed away on August 2, 2005.Bro. Strong met Geraldine while he was attending college at North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC. They went their separate ways and had families then the Lord brought them back together in 2013 and was married on February 15, 2014. Sis. Strong has one son and two step children from her first husband. Between the two of them they have a total of 15 grandchildren.