Apostle Rod Dennis was called to preach and began his public ministry in 1974, at the tender age of fifteen. Growing up in the inner city of Chicago, he has always remained dedicated to preaching, speaking and teaching to empower men and women, both young and old, to realize their Divine purpose and fulfill their destiny. Having personally experienced many of the hardships that life can bring, Apostle Dennis has a message and method that lets his audience know that he is in touch with their lives. He offers a practical approach that challenges the scholarly and yet is easily understood by those who seek a simple message.
Apostle Dennis was licensed as a Minister in October 1975 by the Late Bishop H.W. Goldsberry of Faith Temple C.O.G.I.C., Chicago, IL. In June 1980, he was ordained as an Evangelist by Apostle Richard D. Henton of the Monument of Faith Church, Chicago, IL. Bishop Charles E. Blake of the West Angeles C.O.G.I.C. ordained him as an Elder in June 1988. He was formally installed as the Senior Pastor of the Rhema Family Worship Center in March 2004 by Apostle Donald L. Alford of the Progressive Life-Giving Word Cathedral, Hillside, IL. In November 2008, during our first Apostolic Summit, Pastor Rod was affirmed as an Apostle, by Archbishop Jerome Scott, Bishop Bobby Hilton, Apostle E. James Logan, Apostle Al Jones and Prophetess Marilyn Brignac.
It was by the leading of the Holy Ghost and just four members, Apostle Dennis and his wife, Co-Pastor Joyce Dennis, founded the Rhema Family Worship Center in May 2003. Since the church’s inception, God has graced the life of Apostle Dennis by signs, wonders and miracles. Members have experienced growths being dissolved, eye conditions healed, marriages and families restored and souls added to the Kingdom of God through the prayers, preaching and teachings of Apostle Dennis.
Apostle Dennis’ formal education includes undergrad education at Chicago State University and Roosevelt University, graduate education at George Washington University (MS, Information Technology) and North Park University/Seminary (MBA and Masters Sacred Theology), with the later still in progress. Apostle Dennis has also held various secular managerial positions with leading Fortune 100 companies.
Apostle Dennis’ has ministered throughout this country for over 30 years. He has been called to speak to students at all levels to motivate them to reach their potential. He is a lifetime member of the National Black MBA Association and as such has addressed business and governmental leaders to train, motivate and inspire them to achieve “next level” results. Yet, his passion remains to inspire and motivate the people of God to realize their spiritual destiny. To that purpose Apostle Dennis penned the book, “Spiritual Timing”, has hosted a weekly telecast, “Empowered” airing on the Total Living Network (TLN) and continues to minister in a way to help people better understand and get in sync with their Divine purpose.