Roger was born in and has always lived in Stoke on Trent. He was a police officer for 31 years before retiring in 1997. He became a Christian at the age of 40, joining Park Church shortly afterwards. He has been married to Jeanette for over 40 years and has four adult children, three of whom attend Park. Roger has served as a Deacon for many years. He is an avid Stoke City supporter and still enjoys a game of 5 a side, generally keeping fit and active, as well as being involved in Church life.