DCR MINISTRIES (David & Cathy Roper - Declaring Christ Risen) was born out of a deep desire to truly make a difference for the Son of God until He comes!
Cathy and I both grew up in North Georgia. Growing up only 60 miles apart God would not bring us together until we were in our late 30's. We were both saved at an early age as God prepared us for our ministry together.
In 1972, shortly after graduating from High School I was afflicted with a rare muscle disease called polymyositis. It almost took my life and has taken much of my physical strength. During the intervening years God has demonstrated over and over again His faithfulness. He gave us each other in 1993 and in 1997 I began a fruitful pastorate with Cathy at my side that would continue for the next six years.
Through circumstances, some of which satan meant for evil, God is bringing good. The Lord has positioned Cathy and me for a unique evangelistic ministry. Men of God that I respect greatly have told me that I have the gift of evangelism. I am an evangelist with a pastor's heart. I know the longing of a pastor to see his church grow in worship, evangelism, discipleship, service, and fellowship. I know the hardships and the joys of a pastor. Cathy knows the vital and difficult role of a pastor's wife. Should the Lord lead you to have us help you in your ministry we will come from the perspective of someone who knows your heart and will work with you to help advance the Kingdom there in your church and your community.
- Preach Revivals [David]
- Share our Testimonies [Both]
- Lead a Stewardship Service [Both]
- Speak to Young People on Purity [Both]
- Lead Mens Conferences [David]
- Lead Ladies Conference [Cathy]
- Speak at Mens Night Out [David]
- Speak at Ladies Night Out [Cathy]
- Lead Pastor / Deacon Retreats & Seminars [David]
- Lead Pastor's Wives / Deacon's Wives Retreats & Seminars [Cathy]
- Lead an Emphasis on the Family Sunday [Both]
- Lead a couples Retreat or a Family Retreat [Both]
God has allowed Cathy and I to experience the "fire of adversity" on several occasions. From my muscle disease and people's hesitation to allow us to serve because of that condition, to the sickness and death of Cathy's parents, to a satanic attack on our pastoral ministry, to almost loosing Cathy to a bleeding ulcer, to my breaking a leg that led to me being confined to a wheelchair, to financial needs that only He could supply, we have come to depend on God's sustaining power and faithfulness. I am confident that the Lord will use this ministry to encourage the church and evangelize the lost.
In His Great Love,
David M. Roper