Hosea J. Hines

Pastor, Christ Tabernacle Church
Jackson, Mississippi

Hosea J. Hines was born July 31, 1955 in Jackson, Mississippi. The son of a Baptist minister, he received his early education at Westside School in Jackson and in the public schools of Rockford, Illinois.

He has studied theology, psychology and accounting at Rock Valley College and American Baptist Theological Seminary Extension in Rockford, Illinois, Judson Christian University in Elgin, Illinois, Tougaloo College, Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi and received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from Lift Bible Crusade College and Seminary Incorporated in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. He continues to study and learn through formal study, field-based experience and leadership development. Presently Hines is Pastor of Christ Tabernacle Church that he organized in 2009. Hines accepted the call to the Ministry at the age of seventeen.  

Hines is God fearing, God loving and a master teacher and Bible scholar, who has a voice that is enlightening, inspiring, motivating and compassionate.

In 1978 Pastor Hines organized New Fellowship Baptist Church with 14 members. Within 8 years the congregation increased to 175 members and a $100,000.00 church was purchased with the capacity to seat 350 and housed 26 class rooms.

From 1978 to 1985 he served as Police Chaplain for the Rockford, IL Police Department.

In 1985 he relocated to Tucson, AZ as Pastor of Grace Temple Baptist Church which began with 250 members and quickly grew to more than 800 members in 4 years. An 8:00 a.m. worship service was added, along with 9 new deacons, and 12 new ministries. Within 3 years the church’s annual budget was tripled.

During 1990 to 2009, Pastor Hosea J. Hines led College Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Jackson, Mississippi for nearly 19 years. Under his pastorate, College Hill grew into a large diversified congregation with over 1200 members. Twenty spirited ministries were created for internal study and the development of external outreach. In 2001 he guided the church in building a 1.3 million dollar family life center and in January 2009 fulfilled all financial obligations.

He is an alumnus of the 1993 Class of Leadership Jackson, has served as mentor in the Jackson Public Schools, served as President of the Jackson Branch NAACP and West Jackson Community Development Corporation. During Hurricane Katrina he served as the Chairman of Metro Jackson Long Term Recovery Task Force for the Counties of Hinds, Madison, Warren and Rankin.

Presently, he is President of 100 Concerned Clergy for a Better Jackson and a Commissioner for the Mississippi Access to Justice Commission appointed by the Mississippi State Supreme Court. He has also served on several boards, including Leadership Jackson, United Way, Mississippi Food Network, Community of Hope Credit Union, Central Urban Ministries (Stewpot), Metro YMCA, Central Mississippi Planning and Development District Area Agency on Aging and Mississippi Religious Leaders Conference; while working with Mission Mississippi and Mendenhall Ministries.

Pastor Hines helped organized West Jackson Community Development Corporation and served as President for 12 years. He assisted the CDC in raising over 35 million dollars for community improvement, built a $16.7 million dollar student apartment complex The Palisades @ E-City for students of Jackson State University. Additionally, was awarded a 1.7 million dollar grant for Youth Built to assist teenagers and young adults to get their GED in order to become employable. Twenty-five new houses were built for low income persons and participants in the rehabbing of over 35 homes in the west Jackson community.

In 1999 he helped organized 100 Concerned Clergy for a Better Jackson and raised more than $225,000.00 for the Jackson Metropolitan community and was a co-founder of Hope Credit Union.

In August 2009 God led Pastor Hines to organize Christ Tabernacle Church in Jackson, Mississippi. Moving forward on a new mission with a new vision, Christ Tabernacle is a church of Kingdom Witnesses, Kingdom Workers and Kingdom Worshipers (St. John 4). God revealed his blessings and favor by adding 48 new members in the first opening worship service. In the first year God added 4 new ministers, 7 new deacons, over 240 members, a furnished church building, a church school, bible study and 15 new ministries. In its second year, 2011 CTC out grew its first home at 4915 I 55 North as it added more than 400 members. Plans were quickly under way to purchase a new church facility.

On April 18, 2011, through God’s favor he led CTC in purchasing a 1.2 million dollar new facility located at 1201 Cooper Rd.
2 Brick Buildings on 22 Acres
400+ Seat Sanctuary
100+ Seat Children Church
10 Class Rooms
7 Offices
2 Kitchens
Health and Wellness Room
CTC Summer Camp

In 2012 under Pastor Hines leadership CTC founded The Triangle of Hope Community Development Corporation, Inc., a 501c3 organization to revitalize South Jackson. 

Plans are under way for:
CTC Learning Academy (Day Care)
CTC New Breed Academy ( School)
Phase 1 K-3
Phase 2 K-6
Phase 3 K-12
CTC New Breed College
CTC Credit Union

Now with 1600+ members and 40 ministries Pastor Hines is moving forward in obedience to the will of God and developing “A New Breed of Believers” (St. Johns 14:12-14). He has received more than 150 awards and honors.

Pastor Hosea J. Hines and his wife, Sherian, are proud parents of five daughters and four sons, grandparents of 23 grandchildren and great grandparents of 9.