Rev. Charlie Reese


I was born and raised in Hernando, Mississippi.  At an early age I repented of my sins and accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior.  I was called to the ministry under the leadership of Dr. James L. Netters where I attended Mt. Vernon Baptist Church-Westwood, Memphis, Tennessee.  I was led by God to pastor the youth ministry along with my wife at Mt. Vernon for several years.  In February 2005, He brought me back to my humble beginnings at Rising Sun Baptist Church where I was installed as Senior Pastor in June 2005. 
      The Lord has blessed me with a beautiful family, my wife Shantella “Bronshay”, a lovely daughter, Xavia and a precious son, Charles Wesley to work along with me in the ministry.  
      My heart is to reach the people of Hernando community, and the surrounding area with the Word of God. I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to the official board and entire membership of Rising Sun Baptist Church and to everyone for your outpouring of love, kindness, support and prayers. It is my desire that we as a church, may do our part in fulfilling the great commission: Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.”   Please continue to pray for us as we work together in unity as we wait for the coming of our Lord.