Vice President Supt. Rodney Atkins
Superintendent Rodney L. Atkins is the son of Missionary Ocie Atkins-Anthony. Superintendent Rodney L. Atkins is a native of East St. Louis, Illinois. His membership during his youth and college years was at Kennerly Temple Church of God in Christ, St. Louis, Missouri under the leadership of Bishop R.J. Ward.
After college, he was youth pastor at Lotta Church of God in Christ, Karnack, Texas under the leadership of Supt. Raphael Payne. He was ordained as a minister in the Texas Northeast Jurisdiction under the leadership of Bishop J. N. Haynes. Under the leadership of Bishop W. B. Houston he served as an assistant pastor. In the Texas Northeast Second Jurisdiction he has served as Dean of the C.H. Mason Bible College, District Sunday School Superintendent, Chairman of A.I.M. and State Sunday School Superintendent. He presently is a District Superintendent of the W.B. Houston Memorial District.
On the national level he has served as executive secretary of the International Sunday School Department. For numerous years he was administrative assistant to Bishop Jerry W. Macklin, former chairman of A.I.M. He presently is the Men’s Conference Coordinator in the International Sunday School Department.
He is Chairman of Boys 2 Men Conference since 2011. He is also Camp Director of Boys 2 Men Summer Camp held at Jarvis Christian College.
He is the author of numerous books. A recent publication he compiled is “Called To Excellence” which is a district manual. He is also the author of a book entitled “Men’s Ministry Today”. He is the founder and pastor of Victory Temple Church of God in Christ, Tyler, Texas. Supt. Atkins is a member of the Texas Northeast Second Jurisdiction, Bishop David R. Houston, Prelate.
He has worked at Wiley College, Marshall, Texas, and the City of Tyler as a Librarian. After retirement he was hired as Library Director at Jarvis Christian College, Hawkins, Texas. He is married to the lovely Yvonne T. Atkins a teacher in the Tyler Independent School District. Their son is a graduate of Xavier University and St. Louis University.