Brother Roger and Sister Halene Decker
Following the death of Brother Emerson Wilson, Brother Roger Decker answered the call to become the pastor of the Church of God at God's Acres in May of 1987. He and his late wife, Sister Roxanna Decker, labored together in the local congregation for 29 years.
(Sister Roxanna Decker went on to meet her eternal reward in October of 2016, leaving behind a spiritual legacy for both her family and the congregation. The December 2016 issue of The Gospel Trumpeter [page 6] features an article in her remembrance.)
In May of 2019, Brother Decker remarried. He and Sister Halene Decker now labor together in the ministry, faithfully serving the needs of the local congregation.
If you wish to read how God delivered Brother Decker from gambling, feel free to view the article that was featured in our local newspaper and his personal testimony.
- May 20, 2012: Pastor Appreciation Day - 25 years of pastorship (snapshot slideshow)
- May 20, 2007: Pastor Appreciation Day - 20 years of pastorship (snapshot slideshow)
If you would like to know about the history of the Newark congregation, feel free to visit our history page.