Born and raised in the Bay Area, Roger moved to L.A. to attend UCLA (B.A.) then went on to attend The Master's Seminary (M.Div.) and serve on staff at Grace Community Church (Sun Valley, CA) before moving to Eastern Europe as a missionary serving as a seminary professor, pastor, and founding dean of a Bible institute. He earned his doctorate from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (D.Min.).
Roger is a bi-vocational pastor who works as an independent investor and enjoys writing (he has been published in the US and Europe) and serves on the board of Eastern European Connection, an evangelistic and church planting ministry. Roger also enjoys spending time with the love of his life, Jennie, while snuggling their three boys Aiden (2011), Ethan (2013), and Abel (2016). Roger moved back to the United States in 2011 to plant Grace Church of the Bay Area.