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Bishop Rudolph W. McKissick, Jr. is Senior Pastor of Bethel Baptist Institutional Church, located in Jacksonville, Florida.
Under team leadership with his father since 1995, over 9,000 souls have been added to the ministry, bringing the active discipleship to over 12,000. McKissick is uniquely gifted at blending styles of worship from the very contemporary and urban down to the traditional without sacrificing one for the other. It has resulted in a church that is built around a unique diversity of persons from various age groups and cultures who all gather together in celebrative worship.
In June of 2008, he was consecrated and elevated into the high office of Bishop in the Lord’s church within the Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship International, under the leadership of Bishop Paul S. Morton, Sr. and serves as the Bishop of the state of Florida for the Fellowship.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Jacksonville University with a double major in the field of music: one in Opera and the other in Sacred Church Music. He holds a Master of Divinity Degree from the Samuel Proctor School of Religion at Virginia Union University, and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from the United Theological Seminary.
He is married to the former Kimberly Joy Nichols and they are the proud parents of three beautiful children; Jocelyn, Janai and Joshua.