Pastor Roger is retired Executive Director of Hope Now For Youth. Hope Now is a Christian rescue organization. The ministry helps young gang members get out of the gang life and into a job. He 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 serves on the Board of Directors of Hope Now For Youth and assists the new executive director as the organization’s Director of Communications and Director of Cambodia Ministries.
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 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 and retired from that position in 2018.
He has traveled to Antarctica, Chile, Peru, Mexico, Canada, New Zealand, South Pacific Islands, Cambodia, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Jordan and Israel.
For the record, it is nearly impossible to be detached from the political world around us. Today’s politics is tomorrow’s history, so Roger enjoys watching and being involved in the process. He knows full well politics is not the answer to life’s problems, only Jesus Christ is. He is neither a democrat or a republican. He is a fiscal and social conservative. He believes in the U.S. Constitution and supports all efforts to defend it.
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, playing golf, watching baseball, photography, and hanging out with his grandkids.
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