Well done, good and faithful servant.
SA Worship Magazine would like to celebrate the life and ministry of Lex Roberson. Lex had a profound impact on contemporary worship music in The Salvation Army as a founding member of transMission (USA Southern Territory). His contribution through recordings, performances, camps, and mentorships cannot be understated. Below is an excerpt from a tribute that was published in Southern Spirit.
Remembering Lex Roberson
A close friend of The Salvation Army’s USA Southern Territory, Ronald Alexander (Lex) Roberson, was Promoted to Glory on March 30, 2022 as a result of medical complications.
Lex came into contact with The Salvation Army first through his mother, who was an employee at what is now the Evangeline Booth College in Atlanta. That relationship led to Lex being acquainted with Salvationist young adults and the eventual formation of “Quarter Past Three,” a Christian rock band.
Lex’s long-lasting relationship with The Salvation Army stemmed from his work and service with transMission, the contemporary worship outfit of the USA Southern Territory. He was a founding member of the ensemble in 2003, touring 31 states as well as Canada, England, Germany, Mexico, Moldova, and Romania across two decades.
Through transMission and other opportunities, Lex participated in countless Youth Councils, young adult gatherings, and Commissioning weekends, as well as the 2015 International Congress in London. He served not only as the group’s bass guitar player, but also as a songwriter and arranger, and Lex’s work appeared on a number of Salvation Army recordings, including Sing Praise, Children’s Praise, and those of the Southern Territorial Songsters.
He shared a love of blues and gospel music with his father, and Lex was a gifted teacher and communicator. He lived by the mantra of “first God, then you, then himself,” and had a personality that was simply larger than life. He brought joy to many with his infectious laugh and tender soul, and Lex prided himself on being a loving husband and father.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Amy Forrest Roberson, and three children: Jack, Anna Kate, and Ellie; and a large group of devoted friends and colleagues.