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Our Leadership Team


The couples listed below are the leadership team of theROAR. Other faculty of theROAR are pastors, church staff, missionaries, or leaders who are a part of Living Stones Church. They are all Biblically and academically trained and teach with passion from many years of personal and ministry experience. Occasionally, a class will also benefit from an outside guest pastor or missionary who shares their life message or ministry experiences.

Pastor Dick and Susie Bashta

Directors, theROAR/GlobalROAR; Mission Pastors

Pastor Dick and Susie serve as Associate and Mission Pastors at Living Stones Church. They also direct GlobalROAR Mission and oversee Adopt-A-People Clearinghouse, a ministry which mobilizes churches worldwide to adopt the remaining 7000 Unreached People Groups on earth.

Dick and Susie have been in ministry for over 36 years as pastors, missionaries, mission sending agency directors, and Bible School mission deans. They have five grown children who are all involved in ministry as well as seven grandchildren.

The Bashta's have traveled extensively and ministered in almost 50 countries of the world. They have a passion to train and mentor our students to see churches strengthened and planted, both in America and the dark and unreached countries of earth.

Dr. Ron and Marion Johnson Jr. serve as Senior Pastors for Living Stones Church in Crown Point, IN. Dr. Ron has B.A. degree from Taylor University as well as a Master of Arts in Counseling and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Regent University.

Dr. Ron is one of the leading voices in the Alliance Defense Fund’s Pulpit Initiative ( and serves the Family Research Council as the lead pastor for Indiana. He also founded and now directs the Indiana Pastors' Alliance, a network of pastors, churches, and Christian organizations who have come together to advance and defend the cause of faith, family, and freedom throughout the state of Indiana (

Dr. Ron and Marion have been married for 30 years and have been blessed with eight children as well as two grandchildren.

Pastor Ron and Carol Johnson, Sr.

Founding Pastor, Living Stones Church, Crown Point, IN

Ed and Chris Kraus

Elders and Staff at Living Stones Church

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