Roger D. Washington
Roger graduated from Straight Street Restoration Center in September, 2012. Even though he had been taught the tools of godly living while at Straight Street, Roger chose to make poor choices. On November 5, 2015, Roger surrendered his life to Jesus Christ. Jesus delivered Roger from alcoholism while sitting in a jail cell after receiving a DWI. Beginning then, Roger went “back to the basics;” he used the tools he had been taught at The Street and stayed focused on Jesus day by day. One step at a time, he began to build a life of godly choices.
Roger spent lots of time at SSRC. Early in 2017, Roger came on staff as an Evening Shift Ministry Attendant, and served through 2018. For the next couple of years, he ministered to his parents through relationships that Jesus had completely restored. In 2020, Roger returned to serve in the ministry when he joined Damascus Home of Redwater as a member of the Board of Directors. He also makes time for the residents at SSRC, is volunteer groundskeeper for the Damascus Home Resale Store in Texarkana, TX and all-around good hand wherever he is needed. Beyond that, Roger spends much of his free time ministering to senior citizens and widows in his hometown of Atlanta, TX.
Roger has been married to Janet for nearly 5 years, is the father of Ben and Jon and the stepfather of Jason and Justin. Roger and Janet are active members of Redwater First Baptist Church. Roger will be sober 6 years November 5, 2021. Roger and Janet are active members of Redwater First Baptist Church.
Since the day Jesus delivered him, he hasn’t even had the desire to drink, for which he gives all the credit to the Lord Jesus Christ. All glory to God!