In the latter part of the 1960’s, under Elder F.D. Macklin
leadership, the church was remodeled and bricked.
In 1969, Elder James Macklin was appointed Pastor. He served
until late 1974.
On August 2, 1975, Elder Readus C. Smith was appointed Pastor
of the Rosemark Church. At that time, the Church had an active
membership of approximately eight people. Elder Smith immediately
began to work and develop the vision that God had given him for
ministry. The Rosemark Church experienced immediate growth and
development in the areas of membership, administration and structural.
The church was remodeled and additions made.
Elder Readus Smith continued to work the vision that God had
given him. The Rosemark Church of God In Christ purchased 5.8
acres of land in April 1993 and immediately began the plans for
a new sanctuary. As a result of hard work and dedication, on July
18, 1999 the Rosemark Church Family celebrated its Grand Opening
of the Rosemark Church of God in Christ - Prayer Temple at 8815
Millington-Arlington Road. The new facility includes a new 300+
seat sanctuary, classrooms, offices, dining facilities, and living
quarters. October 30, 1999-November 6, 1999, the Rosemark Church
Family dedicated the new sanctuary with services daily attended
by local, state, and national church leaders & laity, civic
leaders, friends, and family.
In July 2006, Pastor Readus C. Smith commenced upon 30 years
of pastoral ministry by announcing his retirement from pastoral
ministry. Pastor Readus Smith also acknowledged his successor,
his son, Elder John B. Smith. The Rosemark Church family with
excitement, humility and spiritual reverence celebrated 31 years
of pastoral ministry by honoring Elder Readus C. Smith, August
1st -3rd, 2006.
As the only living Pastor Emeritus in the history of Rosemark
Church of God In Christ, we celebrate and thank God for Elder
Readus C. Smith for his leadership, wisdom, and faithfulness to
God and His people.
As Rosemark Church embarks upon new horizons and new vision for
God’s people, Pastor John B. Smith continues to build upon
the foundation that was laid by focusing on Evangelism, Scriptural
Knowledge, and Personal & Spiritual Development. Pastor John
B. Smith is a man of God with vision & purpose and possesses
excellence in ministry and administration. Under his leadership,
the Rosemark Church now operates as a debt free ministry, expanding
community outreach and providing spiritual nourishment & social
awareness to the membership and surrounding communities.
Pastor John B. Smith continues to walk in the anointed areas
of preacher, teacher, lecturer, humanitarian, and community activist.
The Rosemark Church continues to experience growth numerically
and spiritually while developing business & community partnerships
to expand and extend the work of God’s Kingdom.
We celebrate our history and anticipate a bright future filled
with Excellence in Ministry.