Welcome to the official online home of the True Riches Academy (formerly Jerry Robinson Ministries International.)
Jerry Robinson is the Founder and Executive Director of the True Riches Academy.
The True Riches Academy is an online Biblical training center dedicated to “educating, equipping, and empowering” followers of Christ through the creation and distribution of educational materials in a variety of formats: webinars, audio and video reports, and e-books. During his nearly 20 years of following Christ, he has served in pastoral leadership in the local church, has taught numerous courses in a variety of Bible colleges, universities, and churches, and has preached and lectured around the world, including the Middle East.
He has lectured alongside some of the most well-known and beloved Christian thinkers including Dr. Chuck Missler, Dr. Tim Lahaye, Frank Peretti, and many others.
His work has been profiled by FoxNews, The Blaze, Bloomberg, WorldNetDaily, and many other popular online and offline media outlets.
All told, Jerry’s writings, lectures, and teachings have been read and/or downloaded in over 95 nations.
Jerry is a published author and has written four books including his most recent major release: Bankruptcy of our Nation.
Jerry holds a degree in Economics from the University of Tulsa. In addition, Jerry has studied the Bible in both Bible College and at the University of Tulsa.
He is a grateful husband and a proud father. Jerry and his family live deep within the Boston Mountains.
A Ministry with a Unique Perspective
Since being founded in 2002, our online readership has exploded with our online articles having been read and downloaded in over 95 countries.
Without a doubt, True Riches is a different kind of ministry with a unique perspective.
True Riches is a Bible-teaching ministry. Jerry believes that the Holy Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God. He believes it holds an answer to every problem facing mankind.
We seek to provide a solid understanding of God’s plan of redemption as revealed in His Word. The Bible is rich in wisdom and provides mankind with direct access to the Heart and Mind of our Creator God. True Riches strives to present the life-saving truths of God’s Word with boldness to a corrupt and dying world.
True Riches is a Kingdom-focused ministry. The Bible teaches that upon salvation, we immediately become citizens of heaven. (Phil. 3:20)
We no longer belong to the kingdom of darkness that dominates this corrupt earth. (1 Pet. 2:9)
As followers of Christ, we now belong to the Kingdom of God. (1 Thess. 2:12)
Much of our work focuses upon helping believers discern what the Bible says about the First and Second Comings of Jesus Christ.
Christ’s First Coming provides salvation to all who would humbly believe and trust God through the redemptive work of Jesus Christ. (John 3:16)
Christ’s Second Coming, which is nearer than ever before, motivates believers to evangelize with a sense of urgency. (Matt 24:14) It also provides believers with a great hope for the future. (1 Thess. 4:16-18)
Followers of Christ need a balanced teaching in both Christ’s First Coming, which sets us free, and His Second Coming, which gives us hope for the future.
Our ultimate mission is to challenge believers to think and thinkers to believe.
We do this by teaching believers to:
- Know God’s Word
- Know God’s Voice
- See Ourselves As God Sees Us
- See Others as God Sees Them
Our teachings often collide with popular culture. We are not seeking to be relevant. Our style is direct and honest as we speak the truth in love. We desire to put truth online.
“For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Tim. 2:5)
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Jerry Robinson’s Testimony
Our founder, Jerry Robinson, is a former member of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
By the age of 14, he was giving presentations in his local Kingdom Hall congregation and was knocking on doors sharing his faith in Jehovah. After being baptized as a young teenager, his dream was to become a full-time missionary with Jehovah’s Witnesses.
But after a few years, Jerry began to question some of the doctrines he was being taught, as it seemed to contradict Holy Scripture. His local congregation viewed his sincere questions as a form of rebellion. Soon, those in his congregation were warned by the elders to avoid associating with him due to his open questioning of JW doctrine.
The next few years proved tumultuous for Jerry as he lost his step-father in a tragic car accident, while his mother was living in another city. With the loss of his step-father, the unknown whereabouts of his mother, and the rejection by his former friends within Jehovah’s Witnesses, Jerry found himself completely isolated.
At the age of 17 and with no place to call home, he slept wherever he could find a place to lay his head, including the homes of friends and extended family.
Before long, Jerry soon began trying to cope with his confusion, pain, and spiritual emptiness at such a tender age through drugs and alcohol. While the drugs and alcohol helped numb him to his new reality, it led to a slippery slope that left Jerry in a state of addiction.
Life appeared hopeless as Jerry began a downward spiral that would bring him face to face with the power of the forces of darkness. Jerry recalls numerous occasions where he experienced the presence of demonic forces.
“I remember being terrified of being alone because the demonic torment was so severe. I would hear things and see things that were not there. I thought I was going crazy. But I later understood that this was the work of Satan. He likes to toy with those he holds in bondage.”
One evening, after a near overdose on drugs, Jerry became scared that he was going to die. He did the only thing that he knew to do: He fell to his knees and cried out to God in prayer.
“While I laid on the floor full of drugs and booze, I cried out to God and said: ‘I don’t know who you are! Jehovah? Jesus? Allah? Buddha?’ I had no clue. I felt so ashamed after spending the majority of my life attempting to get others to believe in something that I did not even really comprehend. Despite the massive amount of head knowledge that I had received from Jehovah’s Witnesses, I never had a relationship with my Creator. The things that I had been taught in Jehovah’s Witnesses had no power over the forces of darkness that were bearing down on me. I cried out to God and promised Him that if he would save me from death, I would serve him.”
Less than three weeks later, in April 1994, Jerry was invited to a church service by a friend where he heard the Bible preached in great power and authority. He heard the Good News of Jesus Christ and how, through His life, death, and resurrection, it was possible to have an intimate relationship with God. Desiring such a relationship, Jerry repented of his sins and committed his life to Christ.
While it was not instantaneous, Jerry’s cravings for drugs, cigarettes, and alcohol began to subside, and his desire to learn more about Jesus increased dramatically.
Through his experiences, Jerry has developed a deep compassion for those living in broken homes, those with addictions, and those who were raised in the teachings of false cults.