Meet Jon Rogers. He’s the State Director for our Lifeline office in Georgia. That means he and his team work in our various ministries throughout the state in partnership with all of us here in Birmingham. Get to know him a little better below:
How long have you worked at Lifeline?
I started working with Lifeline in July 2015. Prior to joining Lifeline, I was in pastoral ministry for nine years, public policy for six years, and communications for four years.
What is it like working in a state office?
I enjoy working in a State office. It gives you the opportunity to work with your team, serve on the front lines of sharing with others about the mission and vision of Lifeline, and witnessing firsthand the amazing commitment of families, churches, and donors, who we partner with us to help vulnerable children find a forever home.
How did you and your wife meet?
My wife and I met in college at Lee University in Cleveland, TN. We had a couple classes together and we were a part of similar campus Social Service clubs. One of our first times getting to know one another was when we partnered up for “door to door” evangelism in one of our classes.
If you could be one person in the Bible (besides Jesus) who would you be?
I would like to have been Luke. He was able to see Jesus live out his life on earth, as well as be a part of the early Church. When I read Luke and Acts, I can’t help but wonder how amazing it would have been to witness those types of experiences.
What is your favorite thing about working at Lifeline?
I enjoy hearing and seeing how God works through the lives of Georgia families and others, who minister to vulnerable children by loving them, providing them a home, and sharing the gospel with their adopted child.
What is a little known fact about you?
When I was younger, my family owned a Chicken farm in Buford, GA. On the farm, we had six houses for raising chickens and six houses for laying hens. So, I learned how to do a lot of different chores. One of my favorite, but useless, techniques I learned was how to hypnotize a baby chicken!