Passionate preaching and teaching are the skills that have defined the aspirations of Professor Andre Maurice Rogers through his life. He has sharpened these skills through his dedication to academic success at both CIU and Dallas Theological Seminary. With a Certificate of Ordination from the Gethsemane Baptist Association and recognition from the Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, Andre has put his academic training into practical use as pastor of the Church of the Open Door in Columbia, S.C. He has just completed his doctorate of ministries and serves as Pastoral Ministries Program Director at CIU. Andre enjoys life with his family, and his hobbies include itinerate speaking, evangelism, and playing musical instruments.