Robinson: Man of integrity, faith
Sometimes young adults are not given the credit they deserve as being responsible citizens of the community.
Adam Robinson is not one of those people. He is a young family man who has the integrity that only mostly comes with age. With enough people like him, the future of the world is in good hands.
Robinson works with the Brewton City School System as a computer specialist. He, under the supervision of Brett DeHoff, technical coordinator, makes sure the equipment is in good shape. His office is crammed with cables and wires keeping students and faculty connected.
Technology has come a long way in just a few years and the schools are depending on it much more than they did just a few years ago.
“I enjoy what I am doing,” Robinson said. “Every day is different and you never know what will happen. The people in Brewton just have no idea of how valuable our school system is. I am in the schools every day and interact with the kids.”
Robinson has a love for those young students. In fact, he and his wife, Shari, lead a youth group in the church they helped to organize five years ago.
A group of members of another church got together and organized Grace Covenant International Church. They meet at the historic Lindsey house in Pollard.
“The Lord spoke to us and told us to form the church, Robinson said. “I have learned that if God speaks, I better listen.”
Robinson was born in Mobile and raised in the Excel-Monroeville area. His parents, Richard and Delores Robinson, live in Brewton and he has one sister, Kelly, who is married to Layne Herrington, a policeman with the Brewton Police Department.
Robinson attended school in the Excel school system from kindergarten through the eighth grade, when his family moved to Brewton. He graduated from T.R. Miller High School in 2002 and then got his basic college classes at Jefferson Davis Community College. He then transferred to Troy University and graduated from there in 2007 with a major in print journalism with a concentration on sports.
“While I was at Troy, I worked in media relations,” he said. “After graduation I came back to Brewton. I met Shari Lynn through mutual friends and we were married in the summer of 2007.
“I got my first ‘real job’ in September of 2007 at The Brewton Standard, covering sports,” he added. “I was there until 2015 when God spoke to me and told me to leave the newspaper. He had other plans for me. I took a leap of faith and quit, not knowing what I was going to do next.”
He didn’t stay unemployed for very long. He got a call from Brett DeHoff and was hired on the spot for his present position.
Although he had only the rudimentary knowledge of computer systems, his good reputation had preceded him.
As it happens, his wife, Shari, teaches school at Brewton Elementary School. She taught kindergarten for 13 years and this year she is teaching fourth graders.
They have two children; Hatlee, who is 7 and Samuel, who is 7 months old.
Both Adam and Shari are both enrolled in online Bible collage.
“I love my church and church family,” he said. “We have been blessed and we enjoy the kids, our ‘other’ children.”