Roger and JoLia Zimmerman reside with their son, Josiah, in the beautiful Potomac Highlands region in the city of Keyser, West Virginia. They were married in June 2008, at their home church, Bonnieview Apostolic Chapel, where Reverend Daniel Garlitz is senior pastor and Reverend Robert Fazzalore is lead pastor. At Bonnieview, Roger and JoLia serve on the ministry team as Youth Pastor and are actively involved in teen ministry and campus ministry. In addition, JoLia serves as the worship leader. Roger is a licensed minister with the West Virginia District of the United Pentecostal Church International.
Roger and JoLia were blessed to be raised in Apostolic families. Roger’s father and mother, Roger and Patty Zimmerman Sr, are very involved in ministry in Keyser, WV, as well as in the West Virginia District. JoLia’s grandfathers, Reverend James Williamson and the late Reverend Lloyd C. Garlitz, were very influential men in work of God in the eastern panhandle of the state of West Virginia.
From the age of 13, Roger felt the call of God on his life to ministry. In the years following, Roger has been blessed to experience ministering in the United States as well as abroad. He has been able to worship God with fellow believers in Africa, Asia, and Central America. The Zimmerman’s have also been privileged to travel to Costa Rica and Quebec, Canada, with the West Virginia Youth on Missions groups in 2010 and 2012.
In addition to ministry, Roger is employed by Mineral County Schools as a Social Studies teacher at Keyser High School. He earned an Associate Degree in Business Administration from Allegany College of Maryland in 2005. In 2008, Roger earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Sciences from Frostburg State University.
JoLia is a 2008 graduate of West Virginia University where she earned a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. JoLia is also employed by Mineral County Schools as a Kindergarten teacher at Keyser Primary-Middle School.
The Zimmerman’s love working with teens and young adults and consider it a great privilege to serve the young people of the West Virginia District.