History of IMPACT Fellowship International
Bishop Charles Rodgers was approached by three ministers of New
Dimensions Ministries (then The Raleigh Church) proposing a major
crusade be held in the city. Ministers who had gone out from New
Dimensions Ministries to birth their own ministries and the two
churches Bishop Rodgers was pastoring would be the core group for
this event. The idea was initially rejected by Bishop Rodgers because
of his concern for an impression being given to others, that a denominational
jurisdiction was being created. Establishing a denominational jurisdiction
never been the intent of the IMPACT Fellowship.
Although those ministers accepted Bishop’s rejection of the
proposal the year before, they did not give up. The next year, they
met with Bishop again and recommended that the ministries come together
for a revival. This time Bishop agreed and IMPACT Fellowship International
The foundation of IMPACT Fellowship International was built with
the support of Bishop Adrian and Elder Susan Rodgers, the pastors
of Fullness of Joy Ministries in Jonesboro, Arkansas; Pastor Larry
and Co-Pastor Ann Johnson, who were pastoring Abundant Life Ministries
in Southaven, Mississippi; and Pastor Lenard and Co-Pastor Ora Hardaway,
the pastors of New Life Ministries in Millington, Tennessee. These
great men and women of God, along with Bishop Charles Rodgers and
the two ministries he was pastoring, were the first to comprise
IMPACT Fellowship International.
Over the next year, this fellowship of ministries began to grow.
Many were interested and began inquiring about becoming a part of
IMPACT Fellowship International. Although many pastors outside of
IMPACT thought informational brochures should have been distributed
explaining IMPACT Fellowship International, information about the
fellowship continued to be provided by word of mouth.
IMPACT Fellowship International is a fellowship of mostly independent
pastors and churches, however those who are a part of the fellowship,
are accountable and submit to the leadership of IMPACT. The overall
purpose of this fellowship is to “strengthen pastors
and their membership, thereby helping the churches to make an IMPACT
within their communities.” This purpose is accomplished
in three ways; (1) pastors meeting quarterly with the IMPACT Bishop
to be encouraged and ministered to; (2) a quarterly one-night revival
held for all the IMPACT churches to come together and worship as
one body; and (3) our annual IMPACT Conference, which is held in
the month of June. Some of America’s greatest ministers and
psalmists have been our special guests.
IMPACT Fellowship International has never asked any pastor leave
their denomination or to join IMPACT. You DO NOT have to leave your
denomination to be a part of IMPACT Fellowship International. We
respect and appreciate Godly leadership. The decision to be a part
of this fellowship is personal and totally up to the individual.
We welcome others who subscribe to our Statement of Faith.
For additional information, please call our Headquarters at (901)
377- 1195. You may ask for Bishop Adrian Rodgers (Ext 301) , Sister
Shirley Wade (Ext 300), Overseer Darryl Griffin at (901) 205-6991
or by email at email@example.com