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Dr. Albert Mark Hines, Sr.


      Dr. ALBERT Mark Hines, Sr. a native of Jackson, Mississippi, was born April 25, 1953 to the late Rev. W.H. Hines and the late Mrs. Andonia Anderson Hines of Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

     He is currently married to the former Miss Chandra Rene Hinton of Laurel, Mississippi, and is the father of six (6) children and the grandfather of seventeen (17).

    Dr.Hines accepted Christ into his life at 5 years of age. God called him into the ministry in 1967 at the age of fourteen. He finally accepted the call to preach seven years later at the age of twenty-one.

        Dr. Hines graduated from the William H. Murrah Senior High School, June 10, 1971. He also received four (4) years of ministerial training in the Hattiesburg Crusaders for Christ Inc. and one (1) year of training at the South Mississippi Theological Seminary of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. In 1997, he decided to further his Christian education at the Institute for Teaching God’s Words Seminary in Rockdale, Texas, where he received a B.B.S., June 6, 1998, a MASTERS Degree in Christian Counseling- June 2000.

     In 1973, Dr. Hines united with the Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church of Richton, Mississippi and was licensed as a Gospel Preacher on May 23, 1975 and ordained July 2,1976. There he served as Minister of Music, and later became the Assistant Pastor, as well as Second Assistant for the Hattiesburg Crusaders for Christ Deliverance Baptist Church under his father, the late Pastor Willie H. Hines. He served in 1977 and 1979 as interim Pastor of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, under his brother the late Bishop Willie Enoch Hines, where he currently holds membership, under Bishop Iola Hines.

The Pilgrim Rest Missionary Church, established in 1890, called Dr. Hines on April 4, 1980, to be the fourth Pastor of the Church, at age 26,where he has served diligently for the past 36 years.

Dr. Hines is currently and has been over the last (10) years an instructor at the “ Exodus School of the Bible” in Cleveland/ Renova, MS area. The subjects he teaches are Pneumatology I                                                       & II And Ascension Gifts I & II.

Dr. Hines concludes by saying, “ I have made a vow and have taken a firm stand for the Lord. I am determined that nothing and nobody shall turn me around, for I am rooted and grounded in Jesus Christ. I Shall not, will not and cannot be moved! Hallelujah!” PRAISE GOD!!