Rev. Dr John Rodgers (Dr, John) was raised a Mormon and was ordained as an Elder in the church, but in 1965, after two years as a missionary, he left the church in disappontment and spent decades seeking a church that was spiritually true.
In 1967 was ordained in the church of Universal Brotherhood and in 1995 was elected to the position of Bishop of the New Age Community Church where he has taught for over 30 years.
knows that no church is divinely established, But it is possible for religious teachings to raise the consciousness of humanity.
For many years Dr, John's work focused on intergrating and bringing together the great Eastern spiritual teachings and Western wisdom.
has now founded his
newest (and least complicated) facility called Science of Enlightenment where his
time is devoted to sharing his
knowlege with others through his
classes and his
has written numerous books and booklets, but only one is currently in print,
trail-blazing book, New Age Bible.
The first edition is currently selling for more than $300.
Rev. Dr. Rodgers
is a hell of a talker, brusque, without guile.
family were Mormon
converts from Minnesota who settled in Arizona to be nearer Zion.
Because they couldnâ€™t afford to buy a home in Utah.
was active in the church from an early age, and his
mission as a young man took him to Oregon and Washington, then back to Arizona.
One day the Bishop made an authoritative pronouncement, that Rodgers
did not feel was supported by Mormon
â€œSo I asked his
authority and he
said The Bishop's Handbook and I discovered there was this whole book of scripture that people like me didn't know anything about."
continued insistence that the church abide by the revelations of founder Prophet Joseph Smith
riled the local authorities.
woke up one day to discover that, so far as the church was concerned, he
was no longer a Mormon
Nonetheless, still feeling like a Mormon
went back to church and signed up to began again as a novitiate.
Later on, Rodgers
and small group of friends set up a New Age church
In 1992, feeling that no one else had the answers to the nation's problems, John Rodgers
ran as an independent candidate for the presidency of the United States of America on the following platform: