Rev. Michael Wesley Rogers is a native of Dillon, SC. He has extensive ministry and community involvement. He received his call to ministry at the early age of twelve years old. He became licensed in 1997 and ordained in 2000. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Columbia International University in Pastoral Ministries and Bible and a Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary in Urban Ministries where he was awarded the Presidential Scholarship and the Ruben Connor Award for African American Evangelism and Discipleship. Currently, he is enrolled in Colgate Rochester Divinity School where he completed his class work and is in the process of compiling his dissertation entitled “Image of God and 19th Century Abolition” upon completion he will receive his Doctorate of Ministry in Transformative Leadership.
Rev. Rogers has been the conference speaker and revivalist for several conferences nationally as well as internationally. He has been involved with Campus Crusade for Christ with the Impact movement that reaches out to African American College students. He was the assistant pastor and church administrator of the New Beginnings Community Fellowship, Cedar Hill, TX. He also served as the former Pastor at the Grace Baptist Church of Christ in the East New York Section of Brooklyn, NY Rev. Rogers has acclimated himself in several community ventures such as, Youth Director in the Churches United for World Wide Action, Clergy Council of 75th Prescient, Alumnus of Citizen Police Academy.
Rev. Rogers currently serves as the Supervisory Educational Student and Spiritual Care Coordinator for the Oncology Department at Spartanburg Regional Hospital. In addition, he is a Professor of Religion for the University of Phoenix. He was elected as Senior Pastor of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Ridgeway, SC on April 3, 2014.
He is married to Teresa Rogers (formerly Hall of Tampa, FL) who is a teacher of mathematics for Richland School District 2 and Midlands Technical College. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from University of Florida and a Master of Arts degree in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary. She has completed her class work for her doctoral degree at University of Phoenix and is currently working on her dissertation on the Disparities between African American and Caucasian students on State standardized testing.
They are the proud parents of one daughter Michaela Lynn Rogers, who is an excellent kindergarten student.
It is unequivocally clear that Rev Rogers loves God and God’s people. His key inspirational verse is Philippians 4:13 which states, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”