Pastor Roger is pastor of Hope Now Bible Church and is director of Fully Grace Ministries (www.fullygraceministries.org). He is former Executive Director and CEO of Hope Now For Youth in 2018. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Hope Now For Youth. Hope Now For Youth is 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.
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 served our country in 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 44 years, has two married daughters and eight grandchildren. (Six grandsons and two granddaughters). He enjoys teaching, reading the Bible, reading. History, golfing, watching baseball, and hanging out with his grandkids.