James E. Rogers is a native of Blakely, Georgia.  He is married to the former Nancy Brazzell and they have two children and five grandchildren.  He began preach­ing full-time on September 12, 1971.  He received his education at Alabama Christian College (A.A.), Alabama Christian School of Religion (M.S.), North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy and Theological University of America (D. Min.).  He has done local work in Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee.  He has been involved in mission efforts in Trinidad, Dominican Republic, Massachusetts and New York.  He has had articles published in several brotherhood publications and newspapers.  He has been involved in television and radio work.  He has appeared on several lectureships and has con­ducted Gospel Meet­ings and Semi­nars in several states.

He was the moderator for the Jackson-Williams Debate (1987).  He established and taught in Duluth, Millport and Bremen Bible Schools.  He served on the faculties of East Tennessee School of Preaching and Georgia School of Preaching and Biblical Studies.  He began and directed the Annual Talladega, Duluth and Millport Lectures and directed the Annual Bremen Lectures.  He was Co-Editor of What Does The Bible Teach? And Editor of Studies In Genesis.

He has served as Chaplain for the Civil Air Patrol and South Lamar Rescue Squad and as Chaplain and Officer for Duluth Police Department and Haralson County Sheriff’s Office.  He was also an instructor in Public Safety Training Centers in Georgia from 1989-1992.

He presently serves on the Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects of Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville.


Sammy L. Webb is a native of Detroit, Michigan. He is Married to former Faith Maelene Young of Jackson County, Tennessee and they have two children. He received his college education at David Lipscomb College (B.A. 1970), and Tennessee Technological University (M.A. 1974). He is a Veteran of the U.S. Army, 1971-1973. He taught history in the public school system in Putnam County (Cookeville High School) for thirty six years. He retired in 2013.

He first started preaching in 1963. He has served as a minister for several congregations in both Putnam and Jackson counties.

For the past 32 years he has been the associate minister at the Smyrna congregation. He continues teaching the adult Bible class on Sunday mornings (9:00 A.M.) and a college class on Wednesdays (7:00 P.M.) and is the director of the educational program.


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