ST JOSEPH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH ,

 

 "A Legecy of Servitude"

REV. H. T. RHIM, PASTOR
"The Church, Where Everybody Is Somebody and Jesus Christ Is Lord, ever so in Blackbottom"

 

rhim.JPG    BIOGRAPHICAL PROFILE OF 
                                          Rev. Dr. H. T. Rhim, Senior Pastor

Rev. Dr. H. T. Rhim is the Pastor of St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida where he served for 33 years. He retired from the United States Postal service after 30 years of dedicated service. 

 

Rev. Dr. H. T. Rhim was educated in the public schools of Jacksonville and received theological training at Luther Rice Seminary in Jacksonville, Florida. Prior to becoming Pastor, he was licensed to preach by Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, Rev. B. J. Lane, Pastor (deceased).

 

Rev. Dr. Rhim is the past Financial Secretary of the East Florida and Bethany Baptist Association, under the auspices of Moderator B. H. Hartley (deceased); past President of the East Florida and Bethany Baptist Conference of Christian Education; as well as past Chieftain of the Youth Department of the Association. Locally, Rev. Rhim is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Baptist Ministers Conference of Duval and Adjacent Counties and a member of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance. 


Under the leadership of Dr. J. C. Sams (deceased), past President of the Progressive Missionary and Educational Baptist State Convention of Florida, Inc,. Rev. Dr. Rhim was appointed to the Finance Committee of the convention. He was also an instructor for the Progressive Missionary and Educational Baptist State Sunday School and B. T. U. Congress. In March.1983, he was appointed the 2nd Vice President of the Convention. March, 1986 was elected to his first term as President of the convention, and re-elected to his tenth term in march of 1995. After serving only 2 short years as President of the convention, President Rhim led the convention to purchase a school building in Lakeland, Florida valued at approximately $1 million. The school facility had been named the James Carl Sams Conference Center

Nationally, Rev. Dr. Rhim was appointed to the Finance Committee of the National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. by late President, Dr. J. C. Sams, and served into the leadership of current President, Dr. E. Edward Jones. 

In September of 1988, at the initiation of the National Baptist Congress of Christian Workers, Rev. Rhim was appointed First Vice President of the Congress., Dr. R.L. Wilson, President.


In 1996, Rev. Dr. Rhim wrote two devotionals for the African American Devotional Bible, published by Zondervan under the auspices of the Congress of National Black Churches. In 1986 Rev. Dr. Rhim was appointed to the Governor's task force on the Black Family by Governor Bob Graham; to Florida Community College of Jacksonville task force for Minorities, and the Jacksonville Urban league's on Blodgett Homes (Minority Housing). He was instrumental in the organization of the Jacksonville Help Center for drug abused persons early in 1987, and is a former member of the Advisory Board of Edward Waters College's center of Excellence. Later, he was voted to and served two (2) years on the Board of Directors of the Jacksonville Urban League; he was subsequently appointed to the Board of Trustees of Florida Memorial College, where he currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Board.