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Adrain Rogers

Adrain Rogers

Adrain P. Rogers (September 12, 1931, West Palm Beach, Florida – November 15, 2005, Memphis, Tennessee) – He was the president of the Southern Baptist Convention, 1979, 1986-87, and a renowned pastor. Rogers was pastor of the 28,000 member Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, TN from 1973 to March 2005, when he retired. Membership grew from 9,000 to 29,000. He was considered a key figure in the conservative takeover of the SBC, which has been drifting left for several years. He married Joyce Gentry on September 2, 1951. He pastured three churches in Florida and one in Mississippi, 1951-72, coming to Bellevue from FBC, Merritt Island, FL, 1964-72. He conducted crusades in Taiwan, South Korea, Israel, Russia, Romania, and Central and South America. Rogers was considered one of the great preachers of his generation. His Love Worth Finding broadcast aired on 2,000 radio stations.
References:
http://www.adrianrogers.org/biography.htm
The Crown College, The Christian Heritage Center, Powell, TN


http://www.bellevue.org/uploads/adrian_rogers_catalog.pdf