A native of Chicago, Illinois knew at an early age of God’s call and direction of his life. Being nurtured in the Love of God at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church (Chicago), and by his Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. Having moved to Memphis, Tennessee uniting with the Antioch Baptist under the Leadership of Pastor Carl E. Shields he accepted the call of the Master to preach the unsearchable riches of our Christ. Being well trained as an Under-shepherd, God called Min. Tidwell to the Pastoral Ministry in December of 1987.
Serving in the U.S. Army for three (3) years as a Chaplains assistant gave him the discipline needed to be a well-rounded administrator and analytical thinker. Having matriculated the halls of Fields Bible College (Memphis, TN) and Logos Graduate School of Theological Studies (Chicago, IL) he has earned a Double Doctorate Degree (Doctor of Ministry and Doctor of Divinity). Having been Pastor of several renowned congregations in Memphis, Chicago, Atlanta and LaGrange, GA God in His Infinite Wisdom saw a fit in Franklin, GA at New Hope Baptist Church and placed him as their Senior Pastor.
Recently reaffirmed as Chief Adjutant at Hope Covenant Kingdom Fellowship Chicago and Pastor, Teacher and Visionary of The Rain or Shine Missionary Baptist Church of Chicago, where we are a going Church for a coming Christ. The Rain or Shine Missionary Baptist Church is a multicultural and Multi Dimensional church that Ministers to the Total Man. “All Roads Lead to Rain or Shine. Bishop Tidwell also serves in several other capacities, including: National Baptist Convention USA, Inc. (Parent Body & Moderators Division); Baptist Ministers Conference of Chicago and Vicinities, Prince Hall Free & Accepted Masons (Member); having served as Past-President of Southside Coalition for HIV/AIDS as well as Past Moderator of the Greater Memphis Young Pastor’s and Ministers Conference. Currently serving as Spiritual Advisor of Final Breakthrough Dance Ministry (Newnan, GA); President and C.E.O. of B. Leon Tidwell Ministries, Inc.
This Pastor, Teacher and Visionary is totally sold out for the cause of Christ. Pastor Tidwell prides himself on the acronym F.A.I.T.H. (Forsake All I Trust Him). And the scripture Hebrews 11:6a But without faith it is impossible to please him: As he continue his Faith Walk with God his song of affirmation is simple but powerful, which is now his motto: “He Keeps Doing Great Things for Me!”
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