Reverend Josiah Rogers
Worship & Arts Director
Reverend Rogers is reared in a Christian home were religious teaching and church attendance remains a family priority, Reverend Rogers accepted Jesus Christ at an early age.
Continuing his education, he went on to Central Christian College of the Bible in Moberly, Missouri where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree majoring in Preaching Ministry. This education has helped prepare Josiah for the work God has called him to do for the Kingdom of God.
Reverend Rogers has been a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church in Philadelphia, PA since his existence on this earth. Reverend Rogers preached his initial sermon on November 20, 2005 at the Oak Grove Baptist Church, under the leadership of Reverend William Sullivan Jr. He is currently an Associate Minister, has been a member of the Youth Mass Choir for 16 years while holding positions such as Choir President (5 consecutive years), Vice President (3 years), Secretary, Chaplain, and 2nd Assistant Choir Director, Honorary member of the 2 Choir, member of the Prayer Band, and a member of the Youth Prayer Harvest.
Reverend Rogers also attended Greater New Life Ministries where he served as the Praise & Worship Leader, Choir Director, Associate Minister & street evangelist. He currently attends Second Missionary Baptist Church of Huntsville, Missouri where he serves as a member of the Adult Mass Choir and Ministerial Staff. In Missouri, he is the co-founder of the Exalted Praize Gospel Choir which is the “first African American administrated, student led, college gospel choir ever created in Central Christian College of the Bible’s 50 year history. The Exalted Praize Gospel Choir has ministered at Joyce Meyers’s Dream Center, the Gospel Music Workshop of America‘s Gospel Café (both in St. Louis, Missouri), Eagles Heights Ministries, Evangel University (both in Springfield, Missouri), Moberly Area Community College, Central Christian College of the Bible and various other venues.
Reverend Rogers also attend Cincinnati Christian University before transferring to Philadelphia Biblical University to pursue a Master‘s Degree in Christian Counseling. While residing in Cincinnati, Ohio he became a member of the Philippian Missionary Baptist Church where he served as an Associate Minister and male lead vocalist for the Mass Choir. He was also a member of the Six Choir Union which traveled to local churches in the Cincinnati area to sing on the first Sunday of every month. However, being apart of this union he had the opportunity to share the stage with Pam Crumbley (local recording artist and former lead singer for the Charles Fold Singers) which requested him to sing with her on several concerts that she held in the city. However, during the time that he was a member and associate minister at Philippian Missionary Baptist Church where he was ordained as a preacher of the gospel on August 23, 2009 under the leadership of Pastor Rhansyl Harris.
Reverend Rogers has received countless awards in his lifetime from his school, college, church, and community. He has a strong passion for delivering God’s Holy and infallible word through preaching and gospel music.
In addition, Reverend Rogers was chosen to be one of the semi-finalist for Gospel Search of America 2008 which took place in Dallas, TX. He has had the opportunity to minister in Pennsylvania, New York, Missouri, Ohio, Texas, Delaware, Michigan, Indiana, Maryland, and Illinois.
Since he has been back to Philadelphia he became a member of four gospel recording groups (The Mighty Spiritualaires, AFJ & VOZ, Josiah Rogers and Living Testimony, and Professor Craig Hayes and United Voices of Trenton, NJ). He has shared the stage with several local and national recording artist which include: Cece Winans, Trinitee 5:7, Norman Hutchins, Twinkie Clark, Apostle Darryl Yancey, Minon Bolton, Anthony Brown & Group Therapy, and many others. He recorded a Debut Single in 2015 (Josiah Rogers & Living Testimony: Living Testimony), a Christmas Single in 2015 (Christmas with Josiah Rogers & Living Testimony), and a EP (Josiah Rogers & Living Testimony: To Be Continued…) in 2016; he is currently preparing to put out a FULL ALBUM, and he was interviewed on The Salima Speaks Show which can be seen on Comcast.
God has currently elevated Reverend Rogers in various such as: being the director of worship and arts at four churches (and assistant Pastor for the Kingdom Experience Worship Center in Brick, NJ, First Baptist Church of Paschall in Philadelphia, PA., Holy Nation Baptist Church, and presently Berean Baptist Church), becoming the author of his first book entitled “The Voice of a Broken Heart,” graduating with a Master of Science Degree majoring in Christian Counseling where he attended Philadelphia Biblical University (now Cairn University). He is also the Founder of The Greater & Better Movement which is a community based ministry that orchestrates clothing drives and spiritual enlightened church services once a month. In addition, he has been in two stage plays which include: Bright Lights & ATL Dreams and Please Don’t Shoot. His lifelong motto is, “WHAT THE LORD TOLD ME WILL TAKE PLACE IN DUE SEASON, IF I FAINT NOT.”