About Pastor Cummings

Pastor Cummings answered the call of God in April 1982 and began ministering in Prisons and Juvenile Institutions throughout California and Nevada. For two years he traveled throughout the United States ministering the word of God and abroad including Jamaica, London, England and South Africa. Pastor Cummings was ordained as Minister of the Gospel on October 22, 2006 and began ministering as an Assistant Pastor on Crenshaw Christian Center Pastoral staff. In 2011 Pastor Cummings also was an instructor in the Apostle Frederick Price Ministry Training Center. After, he completed 29 years of membership and 18 years of faithful employment at the ministry of Crenshaw Christian Center.

It was on July 2, 2011, that Pastor Cummings and his wife officially moved to Palm Desert and formally established Palm Desert Christian Center and Total Youth Development Training Center.

“I will give you [spiritual] shepherds after My own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and [true] understanding.”

Jeremiah 3:15

Pastor Robert L. Cummings Sr. wants the best for all of us. His passion for life is helping families break the cycle of fatherless homes one youth at a time. An effective communicator of God’s Word, Pastor Cummings is known for his practical and dynamic teaching style which helps people apply the timeless truths of Scripture to their everyday lives. Pastor Cummings anointing has allowed him to minister to those in need of healing of the spirit, soul and body.

With such a great calling to fulfill, he finds time to make calls to our community, teach the word, and spend time studying God’s word. His ultimate desire is to see people fully embrace God’s love and live in victory and power while experiencing the fullness of God’s promises.

Hoops & Hope

Apr 23, 2008
Pastor Cummings NBA Chaplain (Clippers) gives feedback  to the NBA players and their faith.

This is your invitation to experience our Ministry and all the wonderful opportunities Christ has promised you.


  • Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor Certificate # 40211

  • Certified Anger Management Facilitator - CAMF1

  • Certified Batterers Intervention Facilitator - CBIF1

  • National Certified Parent Instructor Certificate # 76391

  • Certified Member of AACA (American Association of Christian Counselors)

  • Member of NAMA (National Anger Management Association)

  • Member of CAAM (California Association Of Anger Management)

  • Member of ACA (American Counseling Association)


  • Co- Author – Focusing on your Dreams – 2006

  • NBA Chaplain for Los Angeles, Clippers 2004-2011

  • 2010 Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee – 40 Years

  • Retired from Palm Springs Unified School District - 2017

  • U. S. Army Retired 26 Years

  • U. S. Army Master Fitness Trainer - 20 years

  • 2019 Received Honorary Doctorate of Divinity Degree

  • Bible Believers Christian College and Seminary

  • Riverside County 2022 Probation Department Volunteer of the Year

Pastoral Services

Upon Request

  • Local Jail and Juvenile Hall Services

  • Hospital and Sick In - Home Visitation

  • Family Counseling

  • Premarital Counseling Classes

  • Wedding Covenant Services

  • Baptismal Services

  • Baby Dedication Services

  • Memorial Services



Leadership Keynote Speaker, Motivational / Public Speaker and Corporate Events. Over 10 years L.A.P.D. / L.A.S.D. Speaker / Counselor for Youth and Families. Retired 26 years U.S. Army. Master Fitness / Leadership Trainer. Served 8 years as Chaplain with the Los Angeles Clippers. 40 years Martial Arts, 2010 USA HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE.


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