A native of Nashville, Tennessee, the Reverend Roderick Dwayne Belin is an anointed preacher with a global vision to ensure that more of God’s people reach their full potential and fulfill their divine purposes. His ministry has touched many lives through his innovative teaching, effective outreach efforts and empowering others where he has served.
In over 25 years of Christian ministry, Rev. Belin has traveled across the United States, to Jamaica, West Indies; Trinidad; the Dominican Republic; Haiti; Bermuda; London, England; Nigeria; Turkey; and the Republic of South Africa where he preached, counseled, facilitated workshops and ministered in song. He has led a “Holy Ghost Revival Tour” in Southern Africa: South Africa and Swaziland where he ministered in word and song in 12 gatherings in 3 weeks. In July of 2014, Rev. Belin will return to South Africa in to preach and lead a group in a Medical Mission.
Rev. Belin graduated from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA and earned the Master of Divinity Degree with concentration in New Testament and Christian Origins from the Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. An ordained itinerant elder in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, Rev. Belin has served as Assistant Pastor / Executive Minister of the Greater Allen AME Cathedral where Rev. Drs. Floyd and Elaine Flake serve as Co-Pastors. He served as pastor of Williams Chapel AME Church in Orangeburg, SC and chaired the Board of Examiners in the Central Annual Conference.
Rev. Belin founded the Kairos Community AME Church in Nashville, TN and, for 7 years, led the congregation in meeting the emergent needs of a diverse community through holistic ministry based on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Under his leadership, Kairos Community has become a place where you will find love, mutuality, and respect for all people.
After serving the South Nashville District as Presiding Elder for one year, Rev. Belin was appointed to serve Lee Chapel AME Church, Nashville as Pastor in October of 2013.
Rev. Belin’s commitment to sharing the love of Christ extends to his service in the community. He is very involved in a burgeoning interfaith organization in the Nashville community which promotes peace and cooperation among people of different faiths including those who lay claim to no faith.
A dedicated foodie, Rev. Belin is passionate about good food and good conversation with family and good friends. He enjoys hiking trails and spends an inadvisable amount of time in search of the ultimate caramel cake.
An uncompromising man of God, Rev. Belin has brought new ideas and approaches in pursuit of traditional ideals to make a difference in the lives of others. He is a noted blogger who is committed to using technology to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. You will find him faithfully sharing the Gospel on his website: www.iBelin.me; Twitter, and Facebook as Rev. Belin believes, “telling the story gives faith a way to travel from one heart to another.”