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Gordon-Conwell Mourns the Loss of Trustee and Alum David Rogers

July 26, 2010

Trustee and Alum David Rogers passed away suddenly on July 25, 2010. David was one of the first graduates of Gordon-Conwell's Charlotte campus, and had served on our Board of Trustees since 2001.

Below is a message from President Hollinger:

Dear Members of the Gordon-Conwell Community,

I am writing with the very sad news that one of our board members, David Rogers, has passed away. David was vacationing with his family at the beach in Isle of Palms, SC. On Sunday evening he was playing basketball with some of his family members when he collapsed and died suddenly.

Obviously his wife Louise, the family and all of us at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary are shocked and grieving. David, an attorney, was in the first graduating class of our Charlotte Campus and has served on our board since 2001. He was also the chair of the Strategic Planning Task Force, the vice chair of our board, and until recently the chair of the Charlotte Board of Advisors. Since 2000 David has served as the president of Joshua’s Way, a Christian, non-profit organization that partners with churches in ministering to laypersons. David and Louise started the organization in memory of their son Joshua who died in June of 1982.

Let us keep Louise, their two children Caleb and Kate, and other family members in our prayers in this time of deep loss. I plan to represent the seminary at the funeral later this week.

In Christ,

Dennis Hollinger, Ph.D.
President &
Colman M. Mockler Distinguished Professor of Christian Ethics


Below is a video of the Funeral Service.  

David Rogers Memorial Web Size from Gordon Conwell on Vimeo.