Rev. Robin  was born and raised in Kansas City, MO where she accepted Jesus as her personal Lord and Savior at the age of 10.  Her foundational teaching was provided under the Southern Baptist denomination. After graduating from high school she went on to get a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stephens College in Columbia, MO.  Rev. Robin continued her spiritual growth while attending World Missions Ministries. Rev. Robin graduated October 1, 2006 from World Missions International Christian University, as an Ordained Minister. On September 12, 2015 she was joined in holy matrimony to Arnold W. Smiley, Jr.

January 3, 2011 she was ordained as Pastor of the Women’s Ministry and Intercessory Prayer Team where she served until June 2013.  It was at that time that the Lord began speaking to her about establishing Come Up Higher Ministries, Inc., which she officially launched by faith in December 2014.  She is also the co-founder of Women Biblically Empowered for Excellence in Marriage (WBEEM), which is a ministry that teaches women how to be the excellent wife that God has ordained.  Rev. Robin speaks at Women’s Conferences, teaches bible study, counsels, and has a passion for intercessory prayer.  Her mission is to teach people how to live victoriously in every aspect of their life, based on 1 John 5:4 which says, “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.”  She also stands on the following two scriptures: Isaiah 40:31, “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint,” and Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.”