November 15, 2005

In Memory: Dr. Adrian Rodgers

September 12, 1931 - November 15, 2005

It is with great sorrow that Bellevue Baptist Church announces the passing of her beloved Pastor Emeritus, Dr. Adrian Rogers. For 32 years, Dr. Rogers taught the Bellevue congregation the Word of God, displayed the character of Jesus, and showed us how to trust, love, and follow the Holy Spirit. With his guidance, Bellevue experienced tremendous growth in numbers and maturity. One can encapsulate Dr. Rogers' service to us in one brief statement: he taught us how to love Jesus. For that we are eternally grateful. His accomplishments are many; his reward in heaven eternal. We will continue to remember Joyce and the family in our prayers and Dr. Rogers in our hearts.

We thank the Lord for sending us a dedicated servant. He fought the good fight and finished the course. We echo the words of our Heavenly Father, "well done, good and faithful servant."

Dr. Rogers' body will lie in state Wednesday from 5:00-8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 1:00-6:00 p.m. in Bellevue's sanctuary. Visitation with the family is 4:00-6:00 p.m. Thursday in the sanctuary. The funeral service will begin at 6:00 p.m.


The family kindly requests that any memorials be sent to the "Adrian Rogers Pastor Training Institute" to go toward the continuance of his ministry and vision to train pastors for the furtherance of the Gospel here and around the world.


Gifts may be sent to:

Adrian Roger Pastor Training Institute
c/o Love Worth Finding
2941 Kate Bond Road
Memphis, TN 38133

Posted by: Warren Kelly at 12:02 PM | Comments (19) | Add Comment
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1 It was with great sadness that I learned of the homegoing of Adrian Rogers. I loved his wonderful sermons. He seemed to be such a down-to-earth and humble man. My husband and I had often remarked how that if we were in Memphis we would love to hear him preach in person. My heart goes out to his family, especially Joyce whom he dearly loved. It will be wonderful to see him when we all get to heaven. Until then he will be greatly missed. In Christ Love, Shirley Hubler Cathedral City, CA.

Posted by: Shirley Hubler at November 18, 2005 03:24 AM (juHWP)

2 Years ago when I used to listen to Dr. McGee, I moved and in that time he died. I had missed it. He was just gone. This week, listening on KBRT I heard with shock and sorrow that dear Pastor Rodgers had passed away. I love the way every morning his spokesperson is sharing about his home going. I love the way we hear Adrian talk about heaven. I am so glad this time I didn't miss the homegoing of one of God's precious saints. Though I still listen to McGee so many years later and I know I will be hearing Adrian too: We are all blessed because he lived. Patricia San Bernardino, CA

Posted by: Patricia Hartwell at November 18, 2005 06:51 PM (Z708r)

3 ++DELETED++ Sorry -- it's my house. I don't allow garbage in it. WK

Posted by: DELETED POST at November 19, 2005 12:25 PM (NDorl)

4 To the Rogers Family & Church Family, I have been a listener to Dr Rogers for years and was greatly sadden to hear of his passing,but I know I should rejoice in knowing he is with our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. Over the years his sermons encouraged me at the right time,he was quite witty at times and highly anointed. I thank God for the day I found him on my radio dial 670,I looked forward to hearing him...and continue to listen in the future to Love Worth Finding...God Bless you all and may the Comforter bring you peace.

Posted by: eleanor lawrence at November 26, 2005 01:45 PM (b6Awl)

5 As I was joining Brother Dennis on today's broadcast in prayer he announce the passing of a wonderful man of God. My husband and I have always enjoyed his preaching. Our prayers are with you his remaining family. But just imagine what a day it will be when we all get together with our Lord and Savior all tears and sorrows will be gone, no more suffering, no more trials. Pastor Adrian you will be greatly missed. God Bless You All & be encouraged.

Posted by: Susan Zendejas at November 27, 2005 02:11 AM (Pi+ZQ)

6 I just learned of Dr. Rodgers passing, It broke my hert, for I loved him as my TV pastor, and a wonderful man of God. He is going to be missed greatly. I have listened to him for years, and love the way he makes the Word so understandable. My bible is marked with dates and his name when a peticular message was preached. My love to Joyce and the family, I know she will miss him greatly, as will many of us. God bless you, from Martha Edwards of Charlotte ,N.C.

Posted by: Martha Edwards at November 27, 2005 12:45 PM (01poD)

7 We extend our prayers to Dr. Roger's family and the Bellevue Church Family. We salute Dr. Roger's contribution to making the world a better place. God Bless S.L. Robinson, Founder

Posted by: Foundation Builders Family Institute at November 27, 2005 01:07 PM (3XviB)

8 I'm in shock after finding out through the Love Worth Finding TV broadcast this morning that Dr. Rodgers has gone on to be with his Lord. What joy for him. What a loss for his loved ones. What sorrow for Joyce to lose his physical presence but may her heart and the hearts of all who knew him be comforted by the Word of God which Pastor Rodgers so faithfully preached. Thank you Lord for giving him to us......for a time.

Posted by: Donna Prewitt at November 27, 2005 01:17 PM (kpA83)

9 The United States of America has lost a wonderful servant of God. One who was not afraid to preach the word of God and hold up the name of Jesus. I listened to Dr. Rogers whenever I was home from church which was seldom but when I did listen to him what a blessing. My condolences to his family. Dr. Rogers is now in heaven enjoying his heavenly home. My prayer for his family is to keep Dr. Rogers work alive. Thank you.

Posted by: Syble Haselden at November 27, 2005 04:50 PM (9b+Rs)

10 Rodgers family and church family, I just heard that our brother and leader in Christ, Adrian Rodgers passed on to be with the love of his life, Jesus. I immediately started weeping, even though I never met the man. He fed my soul over the air. I am a pastor who was greatly encouraged by Adrian Rodgers over the years. He brought healing, correction, and rebuke to my soul, but always, always with a sense of Christ's love. May Christ send more humble men, like our brother Adriana, who would say himself that it was not Adrian, but Christ that should be made much of. Thank you, God for his life, and most of all for his salvation. Pastor Tom Coughlin Tappan New York.

Posted by: Tom Coughlin at November 29, 2005 09:11 AM (dQxvj)

11 We will miss Adrian Rodgers. We had learned to love and appriciate him over the last several years. We felt that we had lost a family member. We look forward to meeting with him in heaven. We thank God for his life and ministry. Robert and Yvonne Thropp

Posted by: Bob & Yvonne Thropp at December 02, 2005 12:16 PM (4l+8R)

12 What an awesome man of GOD! Dr. Rogers was truly a blessing to many. Thanks be unto GOD that thru modern technology we can continue to hear Dr. Rogers expound the Word of GOD!

Posted by: Brent Brown at December 03, 2005 12:53 PM (LA2bf)

13 My heart felt prayers for Adrian Rodgers family and church home. He was an awesome preacher and his legacy of teaching will still go on. He was my favorite preacher. Love in Christ, Sam Jacksonville, FL

Posted by: Sam Mims at December 05, 2005 11:10 AM (7mB0M)

14 My mother of 84 and I listened to Pastor Rodgers every Sunday night - he made me a better Christian and we gave our hearts to the Lord every time he preached. Being South African we only knew him as our beloved TV preacher. May he rest in peace and may the peace of the Lord be with Joyce and her family. Jossie

Posted by: Jossie Bartleman at December 12, 2005 05:40 AM (mqW8v)

15 What a great man of God Dr. Rodgers was, and great is his reward for following, loving and obeying his Saviour, Jesus Christ. He was a giant for Jesus. His love, his teachings and his love for his audience was evident in his sermonds. God richly bless the legacy of this man of God. Paul Ridgeway, Sr. Plymouth, Minnesota

Posted by: paul at December 12, 2005 06:00 AM (yIdBe)

16 For 5 years in the early 90s I worked for a small Christian TV station in southern Illinois. Honestly, as an Eastern Orthodox Christian, I couldn't abide much of what was tossed at me, but I always paused to listen to Adrian Rodgers, because I knew he wouldn't be teaching contrary to the Christian faith. But while I am saddened by his departure from this world, I also rejoice that he know stands before the Throne of God, singing praises, offering thanksgiving, and lifting up all those whom he loved (and I'm willing to bet everyone else too) in prayer to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. May the servant of God Adrian find blessed repose with our Savior Jesus Christ, and may his memory be eternal! Rdr. Nikolai St. Raphael Orthodox Mission Quincy, IL

Posted by: Kevin N. Payne at December 15, 2005 02:03 PM (NLWJc)

17 It was a large step I made in 1990, or I should say, the LORD made, that I stepped out of legalism into GRACE, right into Dr Rodgers arms! What a place to fall...Thank you Dr. Rodgers and Bellevue Baptist Church! See ya in heaven, Ron AMEN...

Posted by: Ron Hopton Jr. at December 25, 2005 08:54 PM (bss6V)

18 I am realy sad to learn about the death of Dr Adrian Roger his meassage had always inspired me to drwan closer to GOD,but after wriding is lost letter“I wanted you to know what would be on my heart if I could still speak to you today.” I thank got for his life and I know that he is in a bet place an he will take car of him.

Posted by: Ndine at January 19, 2006 10:10 AM (ap/La)

19 Dr. Adrian Rogers has been a sterling example of a man of God. He was a tremendous encouragement for me to become an expositor of the inspired,inerrant, and infallible Word of God. He often explained that our life as believers is to be lived for the glory of God. As we remember the life and ministry of Adrian Pierce Rogers, may we simply express, to God be the glory,great things He has done! Dr. Franklin Kirksey, pastor & author Sound Biblical Preaching http://soundbiblicalpreaching.faithweb.com

Posted by: Dr. Franklin L. Kirksey at June 23, 2006 09:05 AM (syV5e)

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