Roger, pastor at Pleasant View Church from 1955 to 1958 was born March 6, 1929 at Avon Park, Florida. His parents were Ross F. and Beulah (Snader) Sappington. He married LaVerle Hochstetler, daughter of Melvin and Florence Hochstetler, on June 5, 1949. Their children are Charlotte (born May 13, 1953), David (born October 10, 1957), Paul (born November 11, 1962), and Mark (born April 9, 1965). Roger had been a teacher at Bridgewater College from 1958 to 1989. He is the author of many books and articles relating to Brethren life and history. He has been a member of National Historical Committee of the Church of the Brethren for many years and was chairman 1958-1963 and 1970-1973. He died March 19, 1989.