Tim Rhodus joined the Health Team Jan. 1. He will serve as a contract worker in the area of revitalization.
“I am encouraged and excited to have Tim serving our churches in this greater capacity this year,” said Health Team Leader Scott Foshie. “He will be helping us to strengthen and to expand our revitalization ministry for Illinois Baptist churches.” Rhodus was already serving several churches and pastors as a Pathfinder on the Health Team.
Rhodus spent 36 years in church revitalization. In 22 years as lead pastor of Cross Church in Carlinville and Staunton, he led growth from 90 to more than 600 regular attenders. Rhodus said 83% of that growth was by reaching what he called the “undecided masses” in the area, unchurched and dechurched people without a personal faith relationship.
Rhodus and his wife, Kathi, have two children.