Pastor Roderick L. Ware

 ware2Roderick L. Ware is a native of Orlando, Florida, born one of two sons to Mr. & Dr. Joseph Perkins. Pastor Ware received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia where he majored in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. He graduated with honors from the Morehouse School of Religion at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia with a Masters of Divinity degree with a concentration in Church Administration and Leadership. Currently, Pastor Ware is pursuing his Doctor of Ministry at the McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago.
Pastor Ware has established and operated several business ventures in his professional career. He owned and maintained a franchise of The Athlete's Foot. He also has been a contractor with several major vendors at Orlando International Airport including Dollar Rent-A-Car, Budget, Avis, and Hertz. He owned a small trucking company and has served as a consultant for many small business owners.

Pastor Roderick L. Ware has diligently given his time and talents to enhance the communities that he serves. Many hours and resources have been spent mentoring and counseling young men and women who are faced with challenges and concerns in their daily lives. He has also been recognized by the local governmental institutions for his commitment to serving the community and establishing himself as an agent of change. 

After hearing and accepting the call of God upon his life, Pastor Ware concentrated his efforts to be a servant to God's people. Pastor Ware has been serving in full time ministry for ten years. In continual prayer and supplication to the Lord, Pastor Ware seeks wisdom, knowledge and understanding from God to fulfill the calling that has been placed upon his life.

Pastor Ware and his family answered the Lord's call and obediently planted a transforming ministry in that of Pillars of Faith Christian Church in Grayson, Georgia. In June of 2009, he became the Senior Pastor of New Monumental Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Pastor Ware serves as the Eastern Regional Vice President for the Tennessee Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention Inc.

He currently resides in Chattanooga, Tennessee with his lovely wife, Dr. Vonda Ware. They are the proud parents of two beautiful daughters, Kara and Jadyn.

Most importantly, Minister Ware has dedicated his life to proclaiming Jesus Christ and Him crucified. He lives by Matthew 6:33 that says, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you,” which enables us to “walk by faith and not by sight”. To God be the Glory!