Bishop M.L.Rodgers Founder, Senior Pastor and Chief Executive Officer of Christ Kingdom Ministries (Mentor, Ohio), Founder Kingdom Family Resource Center, and Founder Purpose Of Our Freedom, Inc.
Bishop was born, raised and educated in his hometown Cleveland, Ohio, and is married to Stephanie Rodgers, also of Cleveland, Ohio and is a proud father and grandfather.
Christ Kingdom Ministries (CKM) is a church, that also serves as a community impact ministry, and adheres strictly to biblical principles as mandated by our L-rd and Savior Jesus Christ. Bishop believes the entire Bible is the inerrant word of G-d. CKM provides it’s congregants, the community and other organizations with outstanding programs, services, and workshops that assist in the development of the whole person, and positive transformation.
In his executive capacities Bishop Rodgers oversees three ministry-based companies, a staff of associate pastors, elders, ministers, and deacons as well as assist other pastors, bishops and churches achieve their G-d given purpose. In his 5-year tenure Bishop Rodgers has developed strategic relationships and implemented business plans that has allowed the ministry to be successful in its mission of spreading the gospel of Christ, meeting the needs of the community, and partnering with other organization to assist them in achieving success.
Bishop Rodgers is committed to education. He’s a Graduate of Cuyahoga Community College A.A. Religious Studies, A graduate of Regent University B.A. Theology, Attended Indiana Wesleyan University for Business Administration (40 Credit Hours Achieved), Attended Ashland Theological Seminary (Studied Divinity) and currently attends Wesley Theological Seminary where he is seeking a Masters of Divinity. Bishop Rodgers is an Honorably Discharged Veteran, Certified Distinguished Leader, and has earned several other military, leadership, and Christian based Certifications.
Bishop is a licensed, ordained, and consecrated minister of the gospel. He has been endorsed by the General Baptist Convention, Southern Baptist Convention, North American Mission Board, State of Ohio, and Chicagoland Ministerial Alliance. His ministerial experience includes current service as the Founder and Senior Pastor Christ Kingdom Ministries (Mentor Ohio), member Southern Baptist Convention Ohio, former Church Planter with the North American Mission Board, Ordained Prelate of Christ Kingdom Global Ministerial Alliance, Prelate-Elect Chicagoland Ministerial Alliance, service and training at New Spirit Revival Center under the leadership of Drs Darrell & Belinda Scott, Ministry training under Bishop Dr. Tony Minor (C.O.F.A.), Licensing and examination by Higher Grounds Always Abounding Assemblies (Dr. Sherman Watkins & Bishop T.D. Jakes), mentoring and examination under Bishop Willie Armstrong (Centering Place Global Methodist Covenant Ministries), mentoring and guidance from Bishop Dr. Michael K. Roussell (Chicagoland Ministerial Alliance), and Chaplaincy.
Bishop has been featured on NBC’s community spotlight show We the People, TCT’s community spotlight show Celebration, and was also a recurring pastor on Christian Television TCT’s Ask The Pastor. His current media ministry includes spotlight appearances on radio, and television, and he is the host of Christian televisions “The Pastors Panel”. Bishop is also a conference speaker, mentor, revivalist, and adviser to pastors across the globe. The Bishop understands that none of these accomplishments are of his own merit, but only by the favor and grace of G-d. One of his favorite Bible verses is Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. The Bishop is grateful that G-d has used him to develop an extensive outreach ministry in Ohio and beyond.
Bishop M.L. and Sister Stephanie Rodgers