It is my utmost desire to live in such a way that I honor Jesus Christ in every area of my life and live by the Christian principles which I was taught early in my life.
This is illustrated and reflected in my attitude and approach toward relationships and how I value people.
Studies indicate that people in society today have a deep desire to build strong connections.
Therefore, relationships are paramount in my life. I value people for the character of their heart as well as the conduct of their humanity.
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Concentration – Pastoral Ministry & Leadership
    2020: Atlantic Coast Theological Seminary - Daytona Beach, Florida

    Master of Liberal Arts
    Concentration – Counseling
    1999: Dallas Baptist University - Dallas, Texas

    Bachelor of Science
    Concentration – Marketing
    1991: Liberty University - Lynchburg, Virginia

    Founding & Senior Pastor
    1991 – Present: Trinity Life Baptist Church - Garland, Texas

    President & Exec. Director
    (Facebook: Casey’s Heart)
    2007 – Present: Casey’s Heart, Inc. - Terrell, Texas

    Founding Director & Lead Trainer of “EQUIP!”
    A training, encouraging and equipping ministry for pastors in remote geographic areas of the world.
    2016 – Present: Servants of Christ International - Milliken, Colorado
    Professor of Pastoral Ministries
    2021 – Present: Lucent University - Ennis, Texas

    Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Leadership
    2006-2007: Southern California Seminary - El Cajon, California

    Minister-to-Minister Spokesman for Region 3,4,6 & 7
    2007 – 2008: TX Dept. of Family & Protective Svcs. - Austin, Texas

    Family Service Counselor
    2004-2005: Rest Haven Funeral Homes - Rockwall, Texas

    Additional professional information
  • Licensed & Ordained to the Ministry in 1992
  • 2012 – 2016: Minister & Church Relations Committee – SBTC - (Chairman 2015-2016)
  • 2010 - Present: Chaplain - Police Department - City of Terrell, TX
  • 2010 - 2011: Appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry, to the Texas Adoption Review Committee
  • 2009 - 2017: National Spokesperson for Christian Foster Care & Adoption
  • 2007 - 2018: Member of the State of Texas Advisory Committee for Promoting the Adoption of Minority Children (ACPAMC). (Vice Chairman 2009 – 2016)
  • 1993, 1995, 2003 & 2008: International Partnership Ministries with Talsi Christian School and Orphan Camp – Talsi, Latvia & Agenskalns Baptist Church – Riga, Latvia
  • 1996 - 1999, 2001 - 2004 & 2006 - 2009: Dallas Baptist Association (DBA) - Mt. Lebanon Encampment committee (Chairman 2004).
  • 1999 - 2000: DBA Pastor’s Conference Officer.
  • 1999 - 2002: DBA finance committee member.
  • 1999 - 2008: DBA/WMU Pastoral Liaison.
  • 1999 - 2001: Member - American Association of Christian Counselors

I was born on August 31, 1966 in Dallas, Texas.

One of the greatest blessings of my life began when I married Shelly Renee (Reed) Rogers (12-6-1966) on January 9, 1988.

Through some difficult and dynamic series of events, God blessed us with children. Following God’s leading and direction for our family, we became licensed Foster & Adoptive Parents with the State of Texas Department of Family Protective Services. We maintained our license and remained an active foster family for ten years (1996-2005). During this time, our lives were richly blessed by the addition to our family of four sons (three by adoption, one by birth) and one daughter (by birth). Through God’s grace, our family now includes Austin Ryan (11-5-95), Casey Scott (7-22-98), Nathan Nicholas (7-26-2001), Sean Anthony (2-22-2004) & Lauren Nicole (6-15-05). Life at the Rogers’ home can be described in many ways: busy, blessed, bustling, and bountiful but never boring! Thus, In order of significance, I am a Christian by God’s grace, a husband and a father by God’s gift and a Pastor by God’s guidance.

Professionally, I am passionate about people and relationships. Additionally, because of the impact it made on our life, we are active in promoting the need for strong families to become licensed foster and adoptive homes. Personally, I am an extrovert; finding great joy in spending time with my family and friends.


The professors that teach the Bachelor of Theology and Ministry Program hold advanced degrees from the most prestigious Bible Colleges, Seminaries, and Universities in the world including Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas Baptist University, and Gateway Seminary. Lucent selects professors based on their faithfulness to the Scriptures, their academic background, lifetime achievements, and their ability to teach dynamic classes.