RHEMA is a Greek word meaning "word from God". ​​​​​​​​​​"And take the helmet of salvation, and sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God" (Eph. 6:17).  God has given us a "word" for this ministry.  Incidentally, R.H.E.M.A. also stands for Ron Herrod Evangelism Ministries Association.

The vision of R.H.E.M.A. is to devote four months each year to overseas crusades and to provide full support for national pastors and evangelists.

R.H.E.M.A. is supported solely by free-will love offerings from churches and individuals.  The annual budget provides for personnel, maintaining an office, travel and support of overseas personnel in various parts of the world, now including 10 nations. When you give, it is not a donation, it is an Investment into a ministry that is Taking the Gospel Around The World.
Dr. Ron Herrod
Founder and President
In 1995, Ron Herrod began R.H.E.M.A. (Ron Herrod Evangelism Ministries Association) following 36 years as Senior Pastor of some of America's largest and fastest growing churches. His ministry has included national television, crusades and mission projects in more than 30 countries throughout the world, an international tape/CD ministry, and the writing of seven books.  Dr. Herrod has served his denomination (Southern Baptist Convention) on the International Mission Board, Lousiana College Board, Southern Seminary Board, Vice-President of the SBC's Pastor's Conference, President of Tennesee Pastor's Conference, President of the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists (COSBE) and served as First Vice President of the Southern Baptist Convention.  ​​​​​​​​​​

He graduated from William Carey College (BA), New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (ThM), and Luther Rice Seminary (ThD).  He was twice elected President of the Luther Rice Seminary International Alumni. He was honored as Alumnus of the Year in 2000 (LRS) and 2013 (NOBTS). He was inducted into the William Carey University Hall of Fame in 2016. His preaching ministry began in 1958 and 2018 marked 60 years of preaching and 23 years in evangelism.

Dr. Herrod passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee following bone marrow transplant procedures. In May of 2018 he was diagnosed withMDS, a bone marrow disease leading to Leukemia. Since his death the R.H.E.M.A. board has been prayerfully considering the direction of the ministry. There is a determination and commitment to continue the tremendous work that Dr. Herrod began. Please pray for each board member during this transoition period. Most activities for R.H.E.M.A. International are in a state of pause...but only until the end of this year.