Annual Pastoral Celebration

Bishop Michael J. Rogers


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Welcome to the Kingdom Church

Grace to you, and peace from God our Father and the Lord, Jesus Christ! We appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule to visit us from all around the world. We invite you to worship with us at The Kingdom Church.
May God’s richest blessings be yours,
Bishop Michael J. Rogers, Sr.

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Tidewater Bible Way Temple
510 High Street
Portsmouth, VA 23701

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Our Mission

The mission of the Tidewater Bibleway Temple is to be a positive transforming agent in the lives of people, to grow closer to Jesus Christ, and to each other. The individuals who make up this church are fixed on a three-fold mission as guides who will bring others to the one who can transform their spirit; to be a living expression of God’s ability to transform our personalities by the love we display one toward another; and to prepare for the day when our bodies will be transformed and refitted for eternity. We will minister the gospel of the kingdom to those of our community with a holistic approach, addressing body, soul, and spirit. We believe the Holy Spirit will use this ministry to charge, challenge, and change the region of Hampton Roads, Virginia, our country, and ultimately the world.

About The Bishop

Bishop Michael J. Rogers, a native of Brooklyn, New York answered the call to ministry in 1974. As a freshman to ministry, he prepared himself through prayer and consecration with diligent study of the word of God. His preparation for ministry qualified him for ordination as an Elder of the Church in 1978. By the leading of the Holy Spirit, he was summoned to the pastorate of the Tidewater Bibleway Temple - Kingdom Church in Portsmouth, Virginia in 1984. Bishop Rogers holds a Master of Theology Degree from the Covington Theological Seminary in Chattanooga, TN, and a Doctorate of Ministry Degree from the same Institution.

Bishop Michael J. Rogers

Bishop Rogers’ ministry has been marked by anointed preaching, insightful teaching, and a burden for the souls of men. In 1998, Bishop Rogers was consecrated to the Bishopric and is the Jurisdictional Prelate of the Kingdom Commonwealth Diocese of Virginia, Bible Way Church World-Wide, Inc. As a pastor of pastors and a leader of leaders, Bishop Rogers was elevated, by the same reformation, to the office of Vice Presiding Bishop and Apostle of the Church. Bishop Rogers’ spiritual and natural life has covered a span of great experiences ranging from musician, song writer, recording artist, and producer. He is the sole proprietor of Kingdom Enterprise, and as well serves as Chaplain of the Sheriff’s Department in the City of Portsmouth, Virginia. Bishop Rogers credits his success first to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and then to his parents, his father and hero Apostle Huie L. Rogers, Presiding Bishop of the Bible Way Church World-Wide, Inc., and his mother and life coach Mother Doris Rogers. Bishop Rogers is the proud father of Tia and Michael Rogers, and grandfather of Jayla Rogers. Bishop Rogers’ desire is that this entire world be covered with the word of God, that the Lord’s kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven, and that everyone be touched with a life-changing word as he has been known to declare, "Has God got a word for you."

The History Of The Church

In July of 1978, Apostle Huie L. Rogers and the Greater Bible Way Temple of Brooklyn, New York began broadcasting a program, “The Sound of Pentecost” on WAVY-TV (Channel 10) in Portsmouth, Virginia. Due to the wide reception and response of the viewers in the local area, and scores of individuals who had given their lives to Christ, the need for discipleship of these new converts was apparent.In October of 1978, Apostle Huie L. Rogers began conducting Bible classes and a prayer ministry for those who had committed their lives to Christ under his ministry. By March 1979, the membership of the organized home Bible study group requested that Apostle Huie L. Rogers organize a local church. On March 21, 1979, Apostle Rogers received confirmation from God that there should be a local church established. On April 1, 1979, the Tidewater Bibleway Temple was founded. Through television broadcasting and regional crusades, one hundred seventy-four (174) persons were baptized and the local church ministry was well on its way.

In July of 1979, the church hosted the 21st Annual Holy Convocation of the Bible Way Church World-Wide, Inc. During that convention, then Minister Michael J. Rogers was ordained as an Elder in the church. Little did he know that the place of his ordination would become the place of destiny for his ministry. With Apostle Huie L. Rogers’ ever-increasing ministry schedule and responsibilities, the burden of effectively pastoring in both New York and Virginia became difficult.

After much prayer and deliberation, then Elder Michael J. Rogers was appointed and installed as Pastor of the Tidewater Bibleway Temple on October 20, 1984. It has been through his pastorate that the church has flourished and grown. Tidewater Bibleway Temple offers more than twenty different ministries to serve the local church and surrounding communities. Through his ministry additional properties have been purchased and hundreds of souls have been added to the church. It is through God-given vision and identified purpose that this ministry is now affectionately known as the Tidewater Bibleway Temple – Kingdom Church.

Apostle Michael J. Rogers projects to believers, the best days of this church are still ahead; projecting the building of a new sanctuary, an educational facility, a prayer chapel, and a state-of-the-art television studio – all to the glory of God; that His kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven.

Annual Pastoral Celebration

Throughout the month of October, we will celebrate Bishop Michael J. Rogers for 31 years of Pastoral service.


Chief Apostle Huie L. Rogers

On October 11th, the Chief Apostle Huie L. Rogers of Greater Bibleway Temple Apostolic Mecca, 261 Rochester Avenue,Brooklyn, NY 11213, will be our guest speaker.


Bishop Wayne Powell

On October 18th, Bishop Wayne Powell from Strait Gate Church At Westchester, 120 Madison St, Mamaroneck, NY 10543, will be our guest speaker.


Bishop Bruce Parham

On October 25th, Bishop Bruce Parham of The Oasis of Refreshing Ministry, 226 N Broom St, Wilmington, DE 19805, will be our guest speaker.