16 Facts About Adrian Rogers


Adrian Pierce Rogers was an American Southern Baptist pastor and conservative author.


Adrian Rogers served three terms as president of the Southern Baptist Convention.


Adrian Rogers entered Christian ministry at the age of nineteen.


Adrian Rogers graduated from Stetson University in DeLand, Florida, and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.


Adrian Rogers performed his first baptism in the C-54 Canal near Fellsmere.


Adrian Rogers was senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Merritt Island, Florida from 1964 to 1972.


Adrian Rogers was named pastor emeritus after his retirement in March 2005.


Adrian Rogers was instrumental in the Southern Baptist denomination's conservative resurgence that began in the late 1970s, as he was elected president of the denomination during a theological controversy within the denomination.


Adrian Rogers was the chairman of the committee which produced the revised 2000 edition of the Baptist Faith and Message.


Adrian Rogers published eighteen books and his works are featured on the internationally available radio and television program, Love Worth Finding, which is broadcast in English and Spanish.


In November 2005, Adrian Rogers contracted pneumonia of both lungs as a complication of colon cancer treatments, and died following a period of mechanical ventilation at the age of seventy-four.


Adrian Rogers served three times as president of the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest American Evangelical denomination with 16 million members.


Adrian Rogers was the first conservative elected to this post in 1979 on a platform of biblical inerrancy, and beginning under his leadership, the denomination went through a ten-year-long process of shifting to a theologically conservative stance.


Adrian Rogers stated that Christians have a duty to be involved in government.


Adrian Rogers was an adamant supporter of the pro-life movement, had stated that the institution of capital punishment is spiritually ordained, and supported a boycott of Disney because of the company's promotion of homosexuality.


Since 2009, when the quote was first attributed to Adrian Rogers, it has been regularly attributed to him; even though Adrian Rogers was essentially quoting Eastland or Smith at the time.