Roger Johansen serves Countryside as our missionary pastor to Brazil. He and his wife Crystal met at Countryside during their college years as they both attended Calvary Bible College. Soon after being married they were sent by Countryside to be our first fully supported missionaries in 1994. Roger and Crystal are currently working with a church-planting team in the city of Maceió in Northeast Brazil. God has used Roger to establish multiple self-supporting churches in Maceió. Roger and Crystal have four sons and one daughter; Joshua, who was born in Brazil, Jordan, who was born while they served stateside in evangelistic outreach at Countryside, and Jonathan, Juliana and James, who were also born in Brazil. Roger is originally from Springfield, Illinois and Crystal is from Columbus, Ohio. Roger completed his MA at Calvary Theological Seminary and his D.Min. through Northland International University Graduate School.