Hosea J. Hines was born 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.
Hosea J. Hines is God fearing, God loving and a master teacher and Bible scholar, who has a voice that is informing, inspiring, compassionate, and motivating.
In 1978 he organized New Fellowship Baptist Church with 14 persons, within 8 years increased the congregation to 175 and purchased a 100,000.00-church seating 350 and 26 class rooms.
1978-85 Served as Police Chaplain for the Rockford, IL Police Department.
In 1985 relocated to Tucson, AZ to pastor the Grace Temple Baptist Church, starting with 250 members grew to over 800 in 4 years. Add an 8 a.m. worship service, 9 new deacons, and 12 new ministries. In 3 years tripled the church’s annual budget.
1990 -2009 -Pastor Hosea J. Hines was pastor of College Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Jackson, Mississippi for almost 19 years. Under his pastorate, College Hill grew into a large diversified congregation with over 1200 members and developed 20 vital ministries for internal study and development and external outreach. In 2001 he led the church in building a 1.3-million-dollar family life center and paid it off in January of 2009.
He is an alumnus of the 1993 Class of Leadership Jackson, has served as mentor in the Jackson public school system, served as President of Jackson Branch NAACP and West Jackson Community Development Corporation. During Hurricane Katrina he served as chair 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, the National Leader of A New Day Coalition for Equity for Black America (ANCEBA) 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 and worked 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 for community improvement, built a $17.6 million dollar student apartment complex The Palisades @ E-City for students of Jackson State University, was awarded a 1.7 million dollar grant, Youth Built to assist teenagers and young adult in getting their GED and to become employable, built 25 new houses for low income persons and participated in the rehabbing of over 35 homes in the west Jackson community.
In 1999 he helped organized 100 Concern Clergy for a Better Jackson and raised over $225,000.00 for Jackson Metro community and was a co-founder of Hope Credit Union
In August 2009 God led Pastor Hines in organizing the Christ Tabernacle Church in Jackson, Ms. 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 really blessed and shown his 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 church building furnished, church school, bible study and 15 new ministries. In the second year 2011 CTC out grew its first home at 4915 I 55 North and the church grew to over 400 members and plans were under way to purchasing 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 Acers
400+ Seat Sanctuary
100+ Seat Children Church
over 10 Class Rooms
Health and Wellness Room
Now with 1700+ members 28 ministers, 20 deacons, 43 ministries and The Triangle of Hope Community Development Corporation.
Plans are under way for:
CTC Learning Academy (Day Care)
CTC New Breed Academy (School)
CTC New Breed (College)
CTC Credit Union
Pastor Hines has received over 150 awards and honors.
Pastor Hines and his wife, Sherian, are parents of 5 daughters and 4 sons, grandparents of 26 grandchildren and great grandparents of 13.