Roger and Debbie Fankhauser met and were married in Puyallup, Washington (south of Seattle). They married in 1974 and have five children (counting the daughters-in-law!) and four grandchildren. Matt, his wife Christina, and daughter Lily live in Phoenix, as does their daughter Emily. Joel, his wife Alice, and their four children, Silas, Micah, Liza, and Ryan live in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Before coming to Burleson Bible Church, Roger served as the Senior Pastor of Shreveport Bible Church for 11 years, and then taught math at Evangel Christian Academy in Shreveport for 2-1/2 years. Prior to entering seminary in 1991, he worked as an engineer in Victoria, Texas, for 13 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Washington State University, a Master of Divinity degree from Phoenix Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry degree, also from Phoenix Seminary. Roger and Debbie began serving in Burleson in October of 2009 on a part time basis while completing his teaching commitment in Shreveport. He began serving full time June, 2010.
Roger’s greatest passions in ministry are helping people see the greatness of God’s grace, helping them grow in their relationship with Jesus, and seeing them respond to God’s grace in both their personal growth and their serving others.