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About Us

If you have a desire to be further trained to serve in leadership at your local church or be sent out to the nations from your local church, investing your life in a season of preparation will give you a firm foundation both in the Word of God and in practical applications for ministry. We trust this site will help you learn more about who we are and how we can partner together with you to maximize your life

for His Kingdom purposes!

I, the Lord, will ROAR like a lion, and My children will come and follow Me . . .

(Hosea 11:10 ERV)



The DNA of theROAR includes:

  • A high regard for the local church, the Word of God, and the Holy Spirit

  • A burning passion for prayer, revival, worship, and the presence of God

  • An emphasis on spiritual formation and character growth

  • A heart for the nations with a focus on praying for and training missionaries to church plant in the remaining 70 unreached countries

  • Academic learning combined with practical ministry - “ . . . all that Jesus began to do and teach.” (Acts 1:1)


Home Base

We are so thankful to Dr. Ron and Marion Johnson, Jr., Senior Pastors of Living Stones Church in Crown Point, IN, for their vision for excellence in education, their passion for cultural transformation, and the priority they have placed on training the next generation in ministry, church planting, and mission among the remaining 7000 Unreached People Groups.


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Network of Related Pastors (NRP)

theROAR is a part of NRP (Network of Related Pastors). NRP is a trusted team of pastors and leaders whose mission is to empower, encourage, and equip local churches to effectively reach their communities for Christ. Their endeavor is to complement and advance the vision of the church through relationship, teaching, accountability, and support.