Rhema Worship Center

Dr. ronald L. caradine, senior pastor

Our History

Rhema Worship Center had its beginnings from a small bible study group held at Pastor Ronnie's family home on June 18, 2006 with 18 people.  Pastor Ronnie was given specific instructions by God to design a ministry that would address the needs of people who were crying out to Him.

Later in 2006, Rhema Foundation the Governing Board was also formed under Pastor Ronnie.  Shortly thereafter, worship services was being held on the campus of McKendree College at the Bothel Chapel. 


Due to college activities on certain Sundays our worship services were held at the Holiday Inn-Express (Shiloh) and The Fountains (Fairview Heights).  During this time of our journey we began to "spy out the land" for our permanent location. We began our search by thinking outside the box for properties to be renovated.  We had viewed many properties, but none fitted our vision. But, in March 2009, the Lord led our congregation to the building for sale by the YMCA in Belleville, Illinois. On May 24, 2009, we held our first worship service in our new location at 9100 Lebanon Road.