Chris & Ruth Rogers
Elder - Assistant PASTOR
Both Chris and Ruth had the privilege of understanding their need for a Savior at an early age (Rom 3:10). The decision to accept God's free gift of salvation (Rom 6:23; Eph 2:8-9) has so positively impacted their lives, that they've dedicated themselves to sharing that same life-changing "gift" with others. They're often reminded that "to whom much is given, much is required" (Lk 12:48), so they count it a real joy to be serving with the church family at DBC.
Chris and Ruth served for six years as the DBC Awana Commander and Secretary. Chris's focus is now on his role as an elder and the transition to lead pastor in 2019. In addition to lay training in Biblical Counseling and Christian Ministry over the past 20 years, Chris served for two years as a pastoral assistant at his prior church, and has been leading a chapel ministry since 1999 at Stafford Suites Assisted Living Center in Port Orchard. He is currently studying theology one day per week through Corban University online. Ruth is involved in various ministries at DBC, including music worship, interior decorating, and past "Becoming Beautiful" conferences for young ladies.
Chris moved from Fairfield, California to Port Orchard at age 18, while Gig Harbor has always been home to Ruth (Suko). They met for the first time on a sunny Sunday morning at DBC... and the rest is history. They were married in 2006, and now have four little ones of their own: Leo Christopher, Jacquelyn Kay, Tobin Alexander, and Grace Lauren (soon to be pictured here!). Chris was a classical/sacred piano teacher for 24 years and piano recording artist (www.TheSoundofPiano.com), and both he and Ruth enjoy sports, most anything outdoors, and good times with family and friends.