Pastors Roger and Cheryl Dean
Ordained through the Assemblies of God, Pastor Roger Dean has served as the Lead Pastor at Church on the Rock since August, 1992. He was raised in a nominally Christian home and, at the age of 14, was water baptized in the Ohio River at Bethlehem, IN (Clark County). Shortly thereafter, he succumbed to the lure of the flesh and remained on a wayward path for 14 years until he felt his calling back to the Lord and into discipleship and ministry. After reaffirming his commitment to God, Pastor Roger attended New Life Bible School in Cleveland, TN. For several years he coordinated a singles ministry at the First Assembly of God in Madison, IN, while taking Berean School of the Bible courses. It was through the singles ministry that he met his future wife, Cheryl. They were wed in June, 1993. Pastor Roger serves as President of the South Ripley Ministerial Association. He also serves as the Ministry Presbyter in his area for the Assemblies of God and on the Credential Committee and Church Development Cabinet.
Pastor Cheryl was raised a follower of the Catholic faith in Girad, PA. It was while she was in high school that she was "saved" and fully dedicated her life to Christ. While attending Indiana University of Pennsylvania, the now Registered Nurse became active with Chi Alpha Campus Ministries. Her nursing degree brought her employment in Louisville, KY, and later she moved to Kings Daughter's Hospital in Madison, IN. She remains employed part-time as an RN at KDH. Pastor Cheryl is fully licensed through the Assemblies of God. Pastor Cheryl and Pastor Roger were blessed with two children: Daniel in 1996, and Sarah in 1999. Pastor Cheryl is currently developing a discipleship class. She is also helping in other areas as needed, including preaching at other churches.