Dr. Roger Lee Dorsey and his beautiful wife, Della, came to First Baptist Church on November 29, 2015. He and Della have been married for 25 years and have 3 adult children, Brittney, Mary, and Aaron. And one amazing grandson Alexander Lee.
Pastor Dorsey is a 1988 Graduate of Elyria West High School. After graduation, Pastor Dorsey enlisted in the United States Marine Corps as a Military Policemen and went on to serve as a Presidential Security specialist. On May 5, 1995, Pastor Dorsey accepted Christ as his personal Saviour. Shortly thereafter, the Lord called him to preach the Gospel.
Upon his honorable discharge from the Marine Corps. Pastor Dorsey followed the Lord's leading to attend the Massillon Baptist College, graduating in 1999, and went on to earn his Doctorate of Theology from Andersonville Baptist Seminary, in Andersonville, GA. He also holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from Liberty University.
Della is a 1990 Graduate of Elyria West High School. Della attended Lorain County Community College after graduation. Her and Roger were married on April 4, 1992. Della accepted Christ as her Saviour while Roger was attending Massillon Baptist College. Della attended Cleveland State University, where she earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology.
They have served the Lord in various ministries through the years to include: Bus Ministry, Sunday School Teaching, Marriage Ministries, Children’s Ministry, & Discipleship Ministry.