For nearly 33 years, Rogers was pastor of the Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, which ballooned from 8,000 to nearly 30,000 members under his leadership, becoming one of the largest congregations in the nation.
What happened to pastor Adrian Rogers?
Adrian Rogers, who led a conservative turn of the Southern Baptist Convention a quarter-century ago, died in Memphis this morning. He was 74. A posting on Rogers’ Web site says he died of cancer and pneumonia.
What church was Adrian Rogers pastor of?
He took over leadership of the Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis in 1972 and built it into one of the nation’s earliest megachurches, with a new suburban campus in Cordova, Tenn., and a congregation of 29,000. He retired as pastor in March.