Roger and Denise Thompson

Meet Roger Thompson, who has been the pastor of Calvary Chapel Maricopa for less than a year, and for five years was a pro motorcycle racer.

Hometown: Huntsville, Alabama
Maricopan since: May 20, 2016
Occupation: Pastor at Calvary Chapel Maricopa
Family: I have a beautiful wife, Denise, and we have been married 27 years. We have a 25-year-old son Ty, who is married and they have to children Ryder, 5, and Josephine, 1. We also have a daughter, Lauren, 22.
Hobbies: Hobbies mostly consist of spending time with our two grandkids and our children.
Pet peeve: My biggest pet peeve is probably littering.
Dream vacation: Our dream vacation is always Cozumel, Mexico.
Like most about Maricopa: We love the small-town feel of Maricopa.
Like least about Maricopa: Our least liked thing about Maricopa is probably the train.

Favorite …
Charity: Locally we really love the work Wendy is doing at the Maricopa Food Bank.
Book: “Why Grace Changes Everything” by Pastor Chuck Smith
Movie: Our favorite family movie has got to be Nacho Libre.
Song: My Chains are Gone
Musician: Chris Tomlin
Team: Factory KTM Motorctoss team led by Roger Decoster
Athlete: Ryan Dungey
Food: Mexican
Drink: Ice Tea
Meal: My wife’s tacos
Restaurant: Cilantros right here in Maricopa
Getaway: A beach somewhere
Quote: Grace is not God’s reward for the faithful, it’s his gift for the empty and the feeble and the failing.
Words to live by: Galatians 2:20, I have been crucified with Christ, it is no longer I how live, but Christ lives in me, and the life which I now live in the flesh. I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
Joke: I don’t know any good jokes.
Anything else we should know? I raced motorcycle professionally 1983-88. I’ve been a concrete contractor and have owned 3 concrete pumping companies.

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