The ministry of Understand The Times was founded by Roger Oakland in 1990.
Roger’s goal is to work with like-minded ministries, to reach as many people as possible as effectively as possible with the gospel of Jesus Christ. His calling is to proclaim that the scriptures are the key to understanding the past, the present and the future. His gifting is to make difficult subjects understandable. His desire is to strengthen the faith of believers and challenge those who do not believe to consider the Bible as God’s infallible Word.
Roger became a Christian in 1978. His conversion from evolution to creation to Christ is documented in a book titled “Let There Be Light.”
The first phase of Roger’s ministry was with Glen and Larry Mc Lean, based in Eston, Saskatchewan from 1980 to 1988. In September of 1988 Roger and his family moved from Canada to southern California where he was on staff with Chuck Smith at Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa for three years.
Following the formation of Understand The Times (non-profit organization in both Canada and the USA) doors opened for Roger to travel internationally and share the gospel world-wide. He has ministered in over 40 different countries and has been to Russia and other republics of the former Soviet Union 37 times since 1990.
His books, videos and DVD’s have been translated into many different languages.
• To strengthen the faith of Christians
• To challenge the beliefs of unbelievers
• To present a biblical Christian world view intelligently and with integrity
• To work together with like-minded ministries
• To reach people with the Gospel as effectively and efficiently as possible
The ministry’s founder and president, Roger Oakland, is an author and lecturer who speaks internationally on a variety of subjects from a Christian worldview. His easy-to-understand teaching style provides people of all ages and backgrounds with biblical insights that help them to understand the past, what’s happening in the world today and what’s yet to take place in the future.
Understand The Times is a non-profit ministry registered in both the United States and Canada. It receives tax-deductible financial support through donations from individuals and churches, along with honoraria and sales of materials, all of which goes directly towards expanding the horizons of the Gospel of Jesus Christ globally.