Reverend Glencie Rhedrick, an ordained baptist minister preaching the gospel wherever God leads her, is currently an Associate Minister at First Baptist Church-West, where she leads the Bereavement and Youth Ministries and teaches an engaging weekly adult bible study class. Additionally, she is the Interim Pastor for Life Baptist Church here in Charlotte, NC.
A graduate of Johnson C. Smith University, Reverend Rhedrick received a Master of Divinity degree with an emphasis on Pastoral Care from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia. She is certified by the Association of Professional Chaplains, a distinction that few African Americans have achieved. She is an itinerant chaplain for several hospitals in the Carolinas HealthCare System network. Rev. Rhedrick is a beacon of hope and encouragement to patients, families and staff. Her specialty is working in the palliative care and trauma units.
A community activist, Rev. Rhedrick is immediate past president of Mecklenburg Ministries, an interfaith organization of approximately 100 houses of faith. She is also an active member of the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team. An advocate for children and youth, Rev. Rhedrick is one of several First Baptist Church-West representatives in "Congregations for Kids", a community group focused on finding permanent loving and supportive homes for children in our foster care system. She works tirelessly on behalf of families regarding varied aspects of their lives. This may include advocating for excellence in education, eliminating bullying behavior, reducing the outcomes of trauma in instances of domestic violence and/or finding healthy and safe living environments. Children gravitate to her because of her unconditional love and compassion.
Reverend Rhedrick is an humble woman of God seeking to do his will in all that the Lord calls her to do. One of her favorite scriptures is Romans 12:1-2: "I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God what is good and acceptable and perfect."