Pastor Robert L. Cummings Sr.

Pastor Cummings never knew or seen my biological father and he never spent a day with my biological mother until I turned 40 years old. He grew up in a household environment of violence and drugs and was introduced to drugs at age 11. Then he went down a path he doesn’t like to talk about. Pastor Cummings entered Middle and High School with no direction as a very disturbed young man and he truly believe it was lack of guidance and love. Pastor Cummings wife (Cherl) prayed for him for a few years and finally he found life through Jesus as his personal Savior and Lord on Wednesday night September 16, 1981.

He found discipline and structure through 26 years in the U. S. Army.  In 1984, Pastor Robert L. Cummings, Sr. answered the call of God and from April 1982 to August 1994 he ministered in Prisons and Juvenile Institutions throughout California and Nevada.  For two years he traveled throughout the United States and places such as London, England and South Africa with the founder and visionary of Crenshaw Christian Center (CCC), Apostle Frederick K.C. Price. In 2005 he was ordained and served as an Assistant Pastor on the Pastoral Staff of CCC for 6 years. From 2005 to 2011 Pastor accepted and volunteer position with the NBA Los Angeles Clippers as their Chaplain. Pastor was also inductee to the Martial Arts Hall of Fame on May 8, 2010. Having completed 29 years of membership and 18 years of faithful employment at the ministry of Crenshaw Christian Center, it was on July 2, 2011 that Pastor and First Lady Cummings Cherl officially moved to Palm Desert and formally established Palm Desert Christian Center  and Total Youth Development Center Inc,


1. The Triune God – God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit   – I John 5:7

2. Jesus Christ is True God and True Man -Philippians 2:8-11 – I Timothy 3:16

3. The Holy Spirit is a Divine Person –  John 16:7-16

4. All scripture is given by inspiration of the Holy Spirit – 2 Timothy 3:16-17

5. All have sinned and come short of the glory of God  – Romans 3:23 – Romans 6:23

6. Jesus said, “You must be Born Again”  – John 3:3

7. Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for every sinner – Acts 4:12

8. Every Christian needs to be filled with the Power of the Holy Spirit – Acts 1:1-11 

9. Healing has been provided for every believer – Psalm 103:1-3 – Proverbs 4:20-22 

10.The Church is all who have received Jesus as Savior and Lord- Ephesians 1:22-23 

11. There will be a bodily resurrection of the saved and the unsaved – St. John 11:23-25

12. Jesus is coming back to get his Church “The Body of Christ”- I Thessalonians 4:1-18

13. Every believer should be baptized in water  – Acts 2:38 

14. Every believer should partake in Lord’s Supper – I Corinthians 11: 23-34
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