Bishop Adrian Ricardo Rodgers is a native of Memphis, Tennessee.
He was born to Bishop Charles Franklin Rodgers and Shirley Jean
Shannon Rodgers. After the passing of his birth mother, Bishop Charles
Rodgers married Gloria Jean Dickerson Rodgers who raised him as
Bishop Rodgers is the oldest of four children and the grandson of
three former pastors who have gone home to be with the Lord: Bishop
E.W. & Ruth Rodgers, Superintendent Walter & Ethel Shannon,
and Dr. E.E. & Martha Dickerson. The bishop began his life of
ministry as a musician. He started playing the drums for his father’s
church at the age of 5. He moved from the drums, to the piano, and
finally to the organ. He served as Minister of Music at his father’s
church for 15 years. The bishop also served as District Minister
of Music for multiple districts within the Tennessee Church of God
In Christ. He served as vice-president of the music department in
Central Jurisdiction of Tennessee under the late Bishop W.L. Porter
and Minister of Music for the Fifth Jurisdiction of Tennessee under
Bishop Samuel L. Lowe.
Slowly, God changed the bishop’s emphasis from music to the
preaching ministry. He served as an Associate Pastor for Bishop
Charles Franklin Rodgers for 8 years. During this time, he began
to evangelize as God began to develop his deliverance ministry.
In 1994, the Spirit of God first spoke to Bishop Charles Rodgers,
then confirmed it in Bishop Adrian Rodgers’ spirit, to plant
a church in Jonesboro, AR. The bishop started with a daily broadcast
in May of the same year. In September, the bishop and his wife,
Susan, founded Fullness of Joy Ministries. In answer to the Apostolic
calling upon his life, Bishop Adrian Rodgers planted two churches
out of Fullness of Joy Ministries.
In January 2008, the call for ministry became greater for Bishop
Adrian Rodgers. His father, Bishop Charles Rodgers, retired from
the full-time pastorate and Bishop Adrian Rodgers became the pastor
of New Dimensions Ministries in Memphis, TN. Since the inception
of Impact Fellowship International, the bishop has stood beside
his father by serving as one of the Vice Chairmen.
Bishop Rodgers is a graduate of the International College of Bible
Theology. He is a popular conference speaker and foreign evangelist.
He has joined in missionary ventures in several foreign countries
including: Africa, Costa Rica, Columbia-South America, Belize-Central
America, and Manila-Philippines.
Bishop Adrian Rodgers was designated to the office of Bishop by
the pastors of Impact Fellowship International and consecrated to
that appointment by his father and favorite preacher, Bishop Charles
Franklin Rodgers, in June 2013. His elevation attest to his many
years of leadership and commitment to the things we call “Holy”
and is the culmination of years of deserved promotion which he could
not receive until God’s timing demanded the same. Many souls
will be touched and affected by his Episcopal Leadership.
Bishop Adrian Rodgers and his wife, Susan, have been happily married
since August 17, 1985. They are the proud parents of Adrian Charles
and Brianna Danielle.