Roger is former Executive Director of Hope Now For Youth and currently serves as chairman of the board. The Hope Now ministry helps young gang members get out of the gang life and into a job. He is a pastor in Hope Now Bible Church where he teaches the Bible on various Sundays throughout the year and leads an adult Bible study during the week.
He is an adjunct teacher in Legacy Academy Homeschool where he teaches U.S. and World History.
He graduated with High Honors from Moody Bible Institute with a Bachelors degree in Biblical Studies. He attended Riverside Community College, Biola College (University), and he received his certificate in Strategic Planning and Management in Retailing from Babson College.
Roger was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard in the early 70s. In 1980 he began a 24-year career with Berean Christian Stores (now Lifeway Christian Stores). In 2000 he served as president of the company and held that position for four years. Entering full time ministry in 2004, he became Executive Director and CEO of Hope Now For Youth until 2018. Today, his ministry efforts include full time pastorate work, teaching, training, and directing the Hope Now Cambodia ministries.
He has traveled to Antarctica, Chile, Peru, Mexico, Canada, New Zealand, South Pacific Islands, Cambodia, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Jordan and Israel.
In 1975 he married Carol and has two married daughters and eight grandchildren (Six grandsons and two granddaughters).
Roger enjoys learning how to be a better writer, coffee (not tea), reading, watching baseball, photography, and hanging out with his grandkids.