Reverend S.L. Roberson was born on March 14, 1920 in Moundville, Alabama, one of six children of the Rev. Garther and Estella (Sears) Roberson, Sr. After serving with the Marines in World War Two, S.L. began working at Ford Motor Company and learning under his father at Ypsilanti’s Second Baptist Church. Reverend Roberson became pastor of Metropolitan Memorial Full Gospel Baptist Church in Ypsilanti, leading the congregation for 56 years.