Concerned Women for America (CWA) mourns the loss of a faithful servant and leader in the Christian community, the Rev. Adrian Rogers, 74, who passed away Tuesday morning, losing his battle with cancer and pneumonia.
“Adrian Rogers was a true spiritual giant,” said Beverly LaHaye, founder and chairman of CWA. “We offer our deepest condolences to his wife, Joyce, and his four children and nine grandchildren. Adrian’s life and ministry were a blessing to many. We take comfort in the assurance that he is now rejoicing in Heaven with his personal Lord and Savior.”
Rogers’ many years of dedication and service affected people across America as he faithfully presented the Bible’s message of forgiveness for any who repent. He served 35 years as pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee. He hosted a radio and television program called “Love Worth Finding,” which reached more than 150 countries.
Rogers is well-known for serving three terms as president of the Southern Baptist Convention, where he helped the denomination fight its battle to remain faithful to its core principles.
Dr. Janice Crouse, Senior Fellow of CWA’s Beverly LaHaye Institute, said, “Rogers’ strategy for revitalizing the Southern Baptist Church resulted in phenomenal church growth at a time when other denominations were losing membership or growing marginally. He dramatically encouraged one of the nation’s top churches back to its foundational faith and brought the passion of a prophet to his leadership of the convention.”
Adrian Rogers paved the way for his successors to follow in his footsteps of promoting Biblical principles in our society. Crouse added, “Many who watched his ministry comment that he modeled excellence in ministry and an exemplary personal life.” He will be remembered as a man of strong faith who loved his family, his congregation and his God.
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