Biography Of Bishop Rudolph Waldo Mckissick Of Bethel Baptist Church

Bishop Rudolph Mckissick
Bishop Rudolph Waldo Mckissick

Bishop Rudolph Mckissick, the former pastor in charge of Bethel Baptist Church is quite an influential and notable man in the ministry and America at large. Bethel Baptist Church is situated at Jackville, Florida and Bishop Rudolph Mckissick was at the helm of affairs of the church for a period of forty-seven years. He withdrew voluntarily from Bethel Baptist Church on 31st January, 2014.

Bishop Rudolph Mckissick
Bishop Rudolph Waldo Mckissick

However, Bishop Rudolph Waldo Mckissick at his free time works as the Pastoral adviser of Bethel Baptist Church. Also, Rudolph Mckissick having served for forty-seven years in Bethel Baptist Church is adjudged as the longest serving prelate in Bethel Baptist Church.

He is married to Kimberly Joy Nichols and they are they gave birth to three children; Jocelyn, Janai and Joshua.

He Joined The Choir At An Early Age

Rudolph Mckissick was born and bred in Bethel Baptist Church and at a young age, he joined the choir. It is worthy of note to state that he held plethora of positions such as Deacon, Assistant Deacon, Teacher in the Church School, Assistant Church Clerk and Male Chorus Choir Director. He held the aforementioned positions, before he was ordained the Pastor of Bethel Baptist Church.

Rudolph Mckissick started steering the helm of affairs of Bethel Baptist Church at the age of thirty-seven and he has described himself as ‘a neophyte preacher” as of then. He was also a mail carrier for the church for a period of thirteen years. The pastor believes the measure of his success in ministry is accredited to his love for people and his hands-on ministry style. An Educational Building was built in the name of Bishop Rudolph Mckissick during his time as the pastor of Bethel Baptist Church.

Bishop Rudolph Mckissick Has A Street To his Name

The awesome and commendable achievements of Rudolph Mckissick was acknowledged by Jacksonville City Council and in which a part of the Holigan Street was renamed Rudolph Mckissick Sr, Boulevard in his honour.

On the educational qualification of Bishop Rudolph Mckissick, he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from Edwards Waters College and of which Bethune Cookman University and Edward University honored him with Honorary Doctoral Degrees. In furtherance of Rudolph Mckissick’s education pursuit, he attended the Music Institute of Columbia University, Tuskegee Institute, where he had a higher level training.

Rudolph Mckissick being a versatile and an experienced man, equally served in myriads of other important places such as: National Council of Christians and Jews, Board member Duval Medical Centre, YMCA James Weldon Johnson Branch. Furthermore, Bishop Rudolph Mckissick is the initiator of Christian Mission Centre, which progressed to be a place of help for people, a place where they can be counselled on drug and alcoholic addiction and which also houses the addicts that are counselled for the period of their counselling.

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