About Pastor Roger

Pastor Roger is the Executive Director and CEO of Hope Now For Youth, a Christian emergency rescue organization that helps young gang members, ages 16 to 24, get out of the gang life and into a job. Hope Now accomplishes this goal by sharing the love of Jesus Christ with each young man who enters the program. Roger is a licensed pastor in Hope Now Bible Church where he preaches on various Sundays throughout the year and leads an adult Bible study during the week.

He attended Riverside Community College, Biola College (University), and Moody Bible Institute. Roger received his certificate in Strategic Planning and Management in Retailing from Babson College. He graduated with High Honors from Moody Bible Institute with a Bachelors degree in Biblical Studies.

Roger was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard in the early 70’s. In 1980 he began a 24-year career with Berean Christian Stores (now Lifeway Christian Stores). In 2000 he became president of the company and served in that position for four years. He became Executive Director and CEO of Hope Now For Youth in 2004.

He has traveled extensively including such places as Antarctica, Chile, Peru, Mexico, Canada, New Zealand, South Pacific Islands, Cambodia, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Jordan and Israel.

He has been married for 42 years, has two married daughters and eight grandchildren (Six grandsons and two granddaughters). He believes firmly in the U.S. Constitution and supports all efforts to defend it. He enjoys learning how to be a better writer, reading, playing golf, watching baseball, and hanging out with his grandkids.


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