Pastoral Staff



Pastor Tarr is a 1995 graduate of Hyles-Anderson College in Crown Point, Indiana, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Pastoral Theology. Mike married his wife Julie in 1993 and they have two children. They have served in the ministry here since 2007.


Pastor Chris Croy

Chris Croy
Pastor of Church Education, Children’s Ministries, and Music Director



He is a 1980 graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Chris married his wife Susette in 1983 and they have four adult children. They have served in the ministry here since 1995.





Pastor James Bachman
James Bachman
Pastor Emeritus
Director of Answer Publications & Layman's Web College



He is a 1967 graduate of Grand Rapids Baptist Bible College and Seminary.  He received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Shawnee Baptist College. James married his wife Sharon in 1961 and they have three adult children. He came to Roanoke as a Senior Pastor in August of 1976.  He retired from the pulpit in 2008 to develop and administer the Layman's Web College and administer Answer Publications.