Texarkana, TX — Dr. Roger Franklin Siratt, age 65, of Texarkana, Texas, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. After taking a walk in the park, he laid down at his home and went to be with Jesus.
Pastor Roger was born in Malvern, Arkansas on May 9, 1953 to Everett and Joy Siratt. He married his wife of 43 years, Sallie Denton Siratt, on September 28, 1975. Pastor Roger attended Malvern High School, Capital City Business College, Rhema Bible Training Center, and International Seminary where he received a masters and two doctorate degrees. Pastor Roger was known for his beautiful and anointed singing voice.
For years he was a part of the Mid-South Boys quartet and traveled across the country singing in gospel music concerts in churches and community theatres. He served as the Chaplain for Friendships International, a disaster relief and Christian ministry, from 1986-2018. Through the years, he and Sallie, served as evangelists, and visited the nations of the world preaching the gospel to thousands and inviting them into a relationship with Jesus.
He pastored several churches throughout his time in ministry including Shiloh Ministries in Liberty, Texas. For the past thirty years, he has served as the senior pastor of Texarkana Christian Center. He taught many church goers across the country how to worship and enter into the presence of the Lord. He also wrote numerous books and produced several music albums. He is loved by a countless number of people whose lives were touched and transformed by his dynamic ministry.
He was known for his zest for life, contagious laughter, and the joy that he brought to everyone around him. When you met “Pastor Rog,” as he was affectionately called, you felt the tangible love of God. Through his smiles, hugs, and stories you were compelled to follow after God with more passion and zeal. When you were in Pastor Roger’s presence he had a wonderful way of making you feel special and valued. He always had a song on his heart and would bring great happiness to every occasion. His wife, children, and grandchildren adored him, and they have followed in his footsteps also serving in ministry and will continue to carry on his legacy for years to come.
He is preceded in death by his father Everett Siratt. Survivors include, his wife Sallie Siratt; his son and daughter-in-law Josh and Sandy Siratt; his daughter and son-in-law, Heidi and Jake Kinnamon; six grandchildren, Chloe Kinnamon, Kayla Kinnamon, Seth Kinnamon, Sydney Siratt, Annie Siratt, and Claire Siratt; his mother, Joy Gore; his sister Beverly Gray; his sister Sandra Heinley; and an abundance of friends and family across the globe.