To be the mobilizing unit that perpetuates a spiritually healthy and uplifting community
About the Founder
Evangelist Nettie B. Rogers
Evangelist Rogers, a history maker in ministry, recognized and honored as a pioneer and trailblazer in the ministry and a woman of stamina persevered in the ministry for greater than 65 years despite barriers and rejection by men. Her legacy of service to the ministry and the community was vast. During her lifetime she received a myriad of awards from churches, schools, civic organizations, local and state governments and the nation. Newspapers articles, certificates, plaques, awards, certificates, proclamations, resolutions, keys to the city and testimonies serve as testaments to her life.
On February 8, 2009, the African American Museum of Memphis unveiled its first exhibition, the "Hall of Pulpits." Evangelist Rogers was the only woman of 12 listed in the Hall of Pulpits. And, on February 15, 2009, Evangelist Rogers was awarded the 2009 Ruby R. Wharton Outstanding Women Award in the area of Youth and Delinquency, an award presented by then Shelby County Mayor A C and Mrs. Ruby Wharton. Evangelist Rogers was informed of the award prior to her death. Evangelist Rogers passed away on February 12, 2009. She left a legacy to be emulated by all.
Memphis Inter-Denominational Fellowship, Incorporated was founded and chartered in January 1968 by Evangelist Nettie B. Rogers because of her desire to better the community and have an impact on youth. MID Fellowship is a 501(c)(3) organization. The organization’s primary purpose is to build spiritual and moral fiber, promote Christian and public education, eliminate crime and juvenile delinquency, reduce illiteracy, improve race relations, and increase human kindness.