Leadership Meet our Pastors
Pastor Roger Johansen
Roger Johansen serves Countryside as our missionary pastor to Brazil. He and his wife Crystal met at Countryside during their college years as they both attended Calvary Bible College. Soon after being married they were sent by Countrside to be our first fully supported missionaries in 1994. Roger and his wife Crystal are currently working with a church-planting team in the city of Maceió in Northeast Brazil. Countryside sent Roger and Crystal in 1994, and since then we have been amazed by God's faithfulness to use them in establishing multiple self supporting churches in Maceió.
Roger and Crystal have four sons and one daughter; Joshua, who was born in Brazil, Jordan, who was born while they served stateside in evangelistic outreach at Countryside, and Jonathan, Juliana and James, who were also born in Brazil.
Roger is originally from Springfield, Illinois and Crystal is from Columbus, Ohio. Roger has completed his Master's Degree studies at Calvary Theological Seminary and recently completed his doctorate through Northland Graduate School. If you would like to contact Pastor Roger, you can e-mail him at