Founders of the Massachusetts Bible Society - 1809

The Massachusetts Bible Society began on July 6, 1809 and is an ecumenical, Christian organization dedicated to promoting Biblical literacy, understanding, and dialogue. This blog lists brief biographies of our founders who gathered in the Massachusetts State House Senate Chamber on that historic day to sign the Charter founding MBS. Please visit our website:

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Mr. Timothy Rogers

Just a few weeks after our founding, Mr. Timothy Rogers became Rev. Timothy Rogers and was settled in the church in Bernardston, Mass. He married Mary Pierce the following year. After preaching Calvinism for twelve years, his theology shifted and it was under the leadership of Rev. Rogers that the church in Bernardston moved from the Orthodox to the Unitarian side of the aisle.

Of course such a shift took its toll and, with a number of members leaving for the Baptists or Methodists, Rev. Rogers was reduced to half time employment, becoming also employed by the Massachusetts Evangelical Society and the Society for Propagating the Gospel Among the Indians. While his biography would indicate that Timothy Rogers was one of our younger founders, his birth and death dates are unknown.

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