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Rev. Roberts is a pastor, author, educator and researcher who integrates Christian ethics, legal theory and organizational practices to inspire students, congregants and aspiring leaders to pursue personal fulfillment, spiritual growth, and social engagement. From 2007 to 2011, Rev. Roberts served as Associate Minister and Assistant Pastor of the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, preceded by appointments as Intern, Ministerial Project Consultant and Associate Pastor at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church (Cleveland, OH), Calvary Baptist Church (Haverhill, MA), Salem Baptist Church (Chicago, IL), and Brentwood Baptist Church (Houston, TX).

Through his teaching and preaching, Rev. Roberts seeks to help individuals identify their core skills and spiritual gifts which are essential to pursuing one’s purpose with joy while serving others. He identifies best spiritual and legal practices that affirm human dignity, divine worth, and social responsibility, the assumption of which can be the basis for ethical action. In addition to his wide ranging teaching experience, Rev. Roberts has served as a legal intern for the Environmental Protection Agency and Boston College Legal Assistance Bureau and has held teaching posts in Christian schools and public school settings on the local and international levels. Together with his wife, Laura, he helped to found a youth leadership development institute for Christian teenagers in Massachusetts. Because of his desire to use his gifts to encourage others, Rev. Roberts is the co-founder of RPAQ Solutions, Inc., an Atlanta-based research and consulting firm that brings strength-based practices to corporate, civil and religious leaders who seek extraordinary performance and personal fulfillment.

A gifted writer, Rev. Roberts has been recognized and published locally and nationally in scholarly journals and daily and weekly news media. He has published work on Christian ethics, the Black Church, identity, organizational management, African American Studies, nonviolent social change, cultural profiling and leadership development in such as publications as The Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Journal of Business & Society and the Duke Journal of Gender, Law and Policy. Rev. Roberts has directed personal and social change initiatives for organizations such as: The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, the American Baptist Churches of the South, The Carter Center, the Cleveland Job Corps, Southern Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Junior Achievement and Americorps.