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Elder Robert Rosborough


Robert Rosborough is the oldest of six children, three boys and three girls, born to the late Mr. Owen W. and Mrs. Gertrude Elbert Rosborough.

He was born in Flint, Michigan, where he has lived all of his life. He attended the Flint Public Schools and graduate from Flint Central Community High School. He entered Flint Junior College, now known as Mott Community College, for two years, and then transferred to Western Michigan University from which he received the Bachelor of Arts degree. Later he earned the Master of Arts degree from Eastern Michigan University. During his years of professional employment in the Flint Schools, he has served as a secondary teacher, department chairperson, staff specialist, curriculum writer, class sponsor, student organization advisor, and member of numerous committees.

Elder Rosborough is a “son” of the Church of God (Sanctified) where he was saved as a child at Detroit Street Church of God under the pastorate of the late Elder Fields W. Earnest, taught the way of holiness and sanctification, and nurtured in his spiritual growth and development. He was actively involved in the local church, the state, and later, even at the National level. Elder Rosborough knew that the Lord had called him to “preach the word” in his youth, but it was only after a number of years of wrestling and running, that he finally said, “Yes, Lord.” He was licensed in the Church of God (Sanctified) by the late Elder J.S. Lester and was later ordained in the “grand old Church of God in Christ” by the late Bishop J.S. Bailey.

The predominant portion of Elder Rosborough’s ministry has been in the Church of God in Christ in which he loyally and faithfully served in his local church, district, and jurisdiction under Bishop Roger L. Jones. At his local church, Greater Holy Temple Church of God in Christ, he served as Sunday School Teacher, Director of Christian Education, Member of Board of Trustees, Pastoral Administrative Assistant, and Pastor (for one year). He has also served as District Y.P.W.W. President of District 22 (Southwest Michigan Jurisdiction COGIC), President of United Jurisdictional Auxiliaries Convention (Southwest Michigan Third Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Church of God in Christ), and Jurisdictional Executive Secretary (Southwest Michigan Third Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Church of God in Christ). In addition, for 30 years, he was the Minister of Music of the Christ Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church.

In 1998, Elder Rosborough and a significant aggregation of Saints, were obedient to the Lord’s direct explicit will and founded this church, Living Word Ministry, to the glory of God.


“This is the Lord’s doing and it is marvelous in our eyes.”