Rev. Dr. Rodney DeWitt Robinson-Rogers is the senior pastor and apostolic leader of Christ of Calvary Covenant Church Ministries International located at 500 South 61st Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was called to the service of ministry in 1989 as an Evangelist in Columbus, Ohio. In 2002, he accepted the call to pastoral ministry in Philadelphia, PA. His work is to proclaim the gospel in unique ways that challenges traditional thinking which can prohibit transformation. He believes in the holistic vision of the Kingdom of God, the preeminence of Jesus Christ, and the practice of justice. He also serves as adjunct professor of leadership development at Bakke Graduate University (BGU) in Seattle, Washington and Dallas, Texas. In the history of BGU, he was the first African American to serve as the director of the Doctor of Ministry Degree program and vice president of the Caribbean, North and South America Territory representing BGU interest in 2017.
His academic and unique research interest includes disciplines in global urban studies, organizational development, leadership development, education, practical theology, psychology, and globalization. He is published in numerous academic journals, and he is the author of Pavements: Daily Reflections for Christians on the Go (Lulu, 2014). In addition, he serves as president of Covenant Leadership Academy in Philadelphia and as strategic consultant to international organizations such as the Salvation Army Training College of the Caribbean Territory(SATC), El-Shaddai Biblical Academy in Harare, Zimbabwe, and Center for Global Renewal & Mission at United Theological Seminary, in Dayton, Ohio. Where he delivers contextualized preaching, education, training and engagement seminars to multicultural, and multinational leaders.
Dr. Rogers enjoys collaborating with Christian leaders on a worldwide basis in support of the spiritual transformation of organizations, and communities.
He is currently pursuing a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology with a focus on Leadership Development at Walden University. He is a graduate of BGU obtaining his Doctor of Ministry degree in Urban Transformational Leadership for the Global City and has obtained his Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary (C’99) focusing on church and society and holds his Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Cincinnati.