BISHOP CHARLES RODGERS
IMPACT FOUNDING FATHER

Bishop Charles Rodgers was born July 28, 1941 to Bishop E. W. and Ruth Rodgers in Memphis, Tennessee. He graduated from Douglas High School in Memphis, Tennessee and began his college education at LeMoyne College. It was from LeMoyne College that Bishop entered the Evangelism Field.

An advocate of education, Bishop Rodgers believes in “studying to show yourself approved.” He attended Arkansas Baptist College, International College of Bible Theology (B.B.S), Dallas Theological Seminary (CEU), Fuller Theological Seminary (CEU) and Mid-West Theological Seminary, where he received his M.B.S and D.D.

Bishop Rodgers accepted the gift of salvation at the tender age of four years old and began ministering as an Evangelist when he was 14 years old. He has served in ministry faithfully for over 58 years, holding various positions and offices in the Church of God in Christ denomination. He has served as an International Evangelist, Youth President, and Board member for the International Board of Trustees, District Superintendent for Covington District, and Administrative Assistant to the Bishop for Central Tennessee and the Fifth Jurisdiction of Tennessee. Bishop Rodgers pastored the Covington Church of God in Christ for over 27 years, during which time he founded, New Dimensions Ministries, Inc, in Memphis, Tennessee. He pastored New Dimensions Ministries for over 23 years, when he retired from pastoring and appointed his eldest son, then Pastor Adrian R. Rodgers as the senior pastor.

Bishop Rodgers is known and recognized for his personal accomplishments and achievements. He was the first full-time African American staff writer for Memphis Press-Scimitar and also worked for Memphis Publishing Company as the Director of Recruiting and Job Counseling until 1974, when he resigned to re-enter full-time ministry.

Bishop Rodgers has received honors such as the Civil and Religious Award, Who’s Who in American Journalism and Who’s Who in Religion. Additionally, he was bestowed the honor of having Frayser-Raleigh Road changed to Dr. Charles Rodgers Road.
In 1996, Bishop Rodgers founded Impact Fellowship International. He served as Presiding Prelate for 17 years, bringing pastors together from all across the United States to strengthen and encourage them in their callings as pastors.

In June 2013, Bishop Rodgers consecrated Pastor Adrian R. Rodgers as the presiding Bishop of Impact Fellowship International and he now holds the honored and prestige position of Bishop Emeritus, Impact Fellowship International.

Bishop Rodgers has been married to Gloria Jean Dickerson-Rodgers for over 42 years. Together they have three sons; Bishop Adrian R. Rodgers (Susan) of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Victor Byron Rodgers (Miko) of Memphis, Tennessee, and Pastor Carlos Juan Rodgers (Wendy) of Memphis, Tennessee and one daughter, Allison Faithe Rodgers of New Orleans, Louisiana. Bishop and Mother Rodgers are the proud grandparents of five grandsons and four grand-daughters.

Bishop Rodgers continues to travel the country preaching the unadulterated word of God. He has passion for the God’s people and desires to see them walking in holiness in every area of their lives.