Pastor Roger VanRaden joined the staff at Faith Baptist Church as Assistant Pastor in 2014. Pastor Roger grew up on a farm in northern Illinois and was saved as a teenager. He surrendered his life to work in full time ministry and went to Bob Jones University where he studied Bible and music. There he met his wife, Kelly. They were married soon after graduation and then moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where Roger taught Bible and served as Assistant Administrator for 9 years. In 2003 they moved back to Illinois where Roger served as Assistant/Music Pastor for 10 years. The Lord led him to work a secular job for two years before leading him to Faith Baptist Church.
Pastor Roger and his wife, Kelly, were married in 1994. They have six children; Emily, Isaac, Adam, Daniel, Grace, and Sarah.
Pastor Roger graduated from Bob Jones University with a B.A. in Bible (music minor) in 1994 and with a M.S. in School Leadership in 2001.