Brother Roger has served as pastor since 1969 in churches in Texas, Louisiana and Tennessee. He is a graduate of Belmont University, and holds a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as president for Louisiana and Tennessee Baptist Conventions, has served on numerous committees and boards, and now serves as a trustee for the International Mission Board. Brother Roger has served with multiple mission trips overseas as well as within the United States. Preaching the Bible verse by verse is his ministry passion as well as leading some one to personal faith in Jesus Christ. On the lighter side, Brother Roger wants to let all the UT fans know that when he pastored FBC New Orleans he had the pleasure of baptizing some of the Manning boys, 13-year old Peyton and his brother Eli, too! Brother Roger and his wife, Priscilla, have four children, Melanie, David, Daniel (Emily), and Sarah, and two grandchildren, Ruth and Providence.