The prelude to Pentecostal Tabernacle’s history began in 1980 when Robert Stewart and his family moved to Miami, Florida. Without any desire to serve in a pastoral capacity, and after years of dedicated service to the Kingdom of God in Jamaica, California, New York, and Canada, he along with his family served under the leadership of Pastor Wayne Rooks at the United Pentecostal Church of Miami, for more than 16 years.
Pastor S. Robert Stewart is affectionately introduced as a “Man of a Great God.” In humility and excellence, he serves the body of Christ worldwide, both ministering to specific and corporate needs. Through strong foundational apostolic teaching, Pastor S. Robert Stewart has accepted the God-given mandate to ensure the preservation and propagation of the the Gospel. After 31 years of serving other pastors and building other ministries, Pastor Stewart was directed by the Holy Spirit in 1996 to establish Pentecostal Tabernacle International, Inc. in Miami Gardens, Florida. A true visionary, consumed with a passion to evangelize, he accepted the directive to reach critical need areas and began the church in the Miami Inn hotel. With the favor of God, and his Jesus-focused leadership, Pentecostal Tabernacle International, Inc. has experienced tremendous growth, thus becoming a pillar of strength in the Miami Gardens community and throughout the world. Pastor Stewart’s ministry has led him to minister across the United States, Canada, Venezuela, England, Argentina, the Philippines, Africa, and various Caribbean islands.
Pastor Stewart has made many significant contributions to the development of people and the community. His vision and dedication has led to the establishment and launching of many entities. His personal motto, “Focus on Jesus,” has become the maxim by which the Pentecostal Tabernacle International, Inc. family strives to live.
Pastor Stewart is married to his wife of forty five years, Jennifer Stewart, and is the father of four children, and a grandfather of three.