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Pastors Dick and Susie Bashta

Directors, theROAR/GlobalROAR

Mission Pastors, Living Stones Church

Dick and Susie have been in ministry for over 40 years as pastors, missionaries, mission sending agency directors, and Bible School mission deans. They have five grown children who are all involved in ministry as well as seven grandchildren.

The Bashta's have traveled extensively and ministered in almost 50 countries of the world. They have a passion to train and mentor our students to see churches strengthened and planted, both in America and the dark and unreached countries of earth.

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Dr. Ron and Marion Johnson, JR.

Senior Pastors, Living Stones Church

Dr. Ron and Marion Johnson, Jr. serve as Senior Pastors for Living Stones Church in Crown Point, IN. Dr. Ron has a B.A. degree from Taylor University as well as a Master of Arts in Counseling and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Regent University.

Dr. Ron is one of the leading voices in the Alliance Defense Fund’s Pulpit Initiative ( and serves the Family Research Council as the lead pastor for Indiana. He also founded and now directs the Indiana Pastors' Alliance, a network of pastors, churches, and Christian organizations who have come together to advance and defend the cause of faith, family, and freedom throughout the state of Indiana (

Dr. Ron and Marion have been married for almost 35 years and have been blessed with eight children as well as two grandchildren.

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Pastor Chuck Vizthum

Senior Pastor, Whole Life Church

Chuck is the lead pastor of Whole Life Church in Sturgis, MI. He is originally from Detroit, where he was born and raised. He then moved to Alma, MI, where he received a business degree and worked in banking for 14 years. During this time, he served as pastor of a United Methodist church for five years. He eventually felt a call to full-time ministry and planted Whole LIfe Church 22 years ago. This is his fifth year serving on theROAR faculty. Pastor Chuck has been married to his wife, Kim, for 37 years. They have seven children and ten grandchildren.

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Ed and Chris Kraus

Staff/Elders, Living Stones Church

Ed and Chris were high school sweethearts and have been married 50 years! They have three children and six grandchildren.

Ed serves Living Stones in the accounting arena as the Director of Finance, and Chris leads the intercessory team. They have served as elders for the last eight yearsand love working in the ministry together. . 


Lisa Lane

ROAR Administrative Assistant