Roger was born in Knoxville and raised in Anderson County. After completing a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Tennessee Tech, which included two years of co-operative education in Oak Ridge, the Lord led Roger to be involved in His purposes overseas with a focus on South Asia. It was during this time that he met his wife Jackie, originally from England. Their work together was based in Bangladesh for almost 20 years. Roger and Jackie have three children; Jon, a business IT consultant based in Dallas, Chris, a medical student at UT Memphis, and Suzanne, an undergraduate student at Berry College. Roger works with an engineering/consulting firm while Jackie is a school teacher. Their current involvement at Fellowship includes men's discipleship, children’s ministry, and missions.