Noel has been involved in Worship ministry for over 20 years, and his ability to cross over the many cultural and diverse expressions of worship has allowed him to stand and lead at many leading events and conferences across the world. He has partnered with many ministries from Morris Cerrullo, Rienhard Bonnke, Spring Harvest, Baptist Assembly, AOG, Elim churches, Renewal Worship Encounters plus many more!
Noel is the founder of The Kingdom Worship Movement (KWM) and its flagship event “The Renewal Worship Encounters”. He continues to work and be influential within the worship leaders fraternity, working with many of his peers like Graham Kendrick, Lara Martin, Israel Houghton, Ron Kenoly, Noel Richards, Mark Beswick, Godfrey Birtill, Matt Redman, Tim Hughes and Peter Wilson (Hillsong London), amongst others.
”As the flag bearer of the core value of our organisation MHM- Mind Health Music, I have always been fascinated by the massive audience singers and musicians can reach at once with their message tucked in the thing they know how to do best: music.
The game of mental health/emotional well being awareness could be played effectively if we leveraged on the total number of people singers/musician can reach at once with a message of the hope, openness, frienship, and that we all have a responsibility to look after our mind’s health. When we share our stories and testimonies, it makes massive difference. This is what always informed my interest in interviewing stars in the music industry so we can reach people across all spectrum of life.”- Seyi Adebowale Publisher of The MHMUK magazine
Here is the outcome of my interview with the legend himself Noel Robinson.
I am so excited and feel like bursting the roof top in celebration to God for having this awesome moment talking to/with you right now.
Could you please tell us a little bit about who Noel Robinson is, and how you met Christ?
I am a father, son and brother to an amazing family. I am probably known for the music ministry or career that has spanned 30years. I am a child of the Windrush era, so i grew up in the 60s/70s to carribean parents who emigrated from Jamaica. Being deeply spiritual, my youngest recollection of faith is the gatherings of my father and friends for church in those early formative years. I have and always were conscious of God in my life, I think from the age of 8 was a real conscious and intentional decision to walk and grow in my christian faith.
“I believe that we were created to respond to sound”
If you had just 3 words to describe yourself, what would they be?
Generous, considerate, focused.
I’ve been a fan of yours, particularly your genre of music. It’s really interesting what music could do in our lives, and yet there are still a huge untapped benefits. What do you think?
I know that scientist and musicologist have explored the effects of music on human physiology, both emotional and mental state. I believe that we were created to respond to sound, which in turn allows our body to release endorphins that can bring healing and add various effects to our bodies. Yes, ultra and xrays all use sound to help discover the unseen body responses. The power of music to impact our physical world is still untapped.
The MHMUK Magazine is a UK based one. We want to see a mental wellness driven society, while we try to entertain and uplift our readers and followers. So our space is primarily creating mental health and emotional well being awareness among the Christian and Black communities. Sir, why do you think Mental Health as a subject matter is not generally and adequately discussed among these groups?
I have been very aware of Mental Health in the music and arts community with many of the most gifted artisans in the 20th century, having to deal with mental health issues that have in some given an added sensitivity to narrate and interpret given subject matters often times the processes that the artisan has had to grow through for many this place of mental health has been part of the journey.
Expectations both emotional and physical have led to many delving into depression and even suicide. As an artist, I have had to look at my own life in many ways and i have seen where if the necessary support systems had not been in place, then my story would have been different, that is to say, yes I have felt depressed and i have looked at my own mental health in the story of life.
Suicide incidences are often times the unfortunate and ultimate results of mental health issues when left unattended to, may be, due to environment that is not open or friendly, e.g the Church community. Sufferers shy away from speaking out just to avoid being judged as weak or tagged as powerless. Please what is you take on this?
There is a thin line and maybe everyone has those moments that life has thrown at us, and dealing with them from our broken places has led us by the waters of Mental health issues. Many have given up on life and some have had past issues yet unresolved that has stunted our growth in areas of life we should have together.
Every one of us alive sits on that line where the pendulum swings and we recognise our fragility in the great storms that life throws at us. I believe that In this moment in time, we are seeing a greater acknowledgement of Mental health issues as they affect people in every area of society.
I really love watching movies and travel, maybe it’s escapism. I support Liverpool football team and follow soccer.
You are releasing a new album soon, what should we be expecting ?
I am really telling the story of what I see through the eyes of my loving saviour and sharing these songs and themes with the world – the album is called ‘I Surrender’ it’s on the Integrity Music Label
Thank you very much for the quality time you have shared with me in this interview.
Noel Robinson is an international worship leader, music pastor, songwriter and producer whose mandate is to see the body of Christ rise up in worship, intercession and unity in this generation.
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