Rev. Marvin Lemke
Marvin Lemke, RRA Coordinator for the Oklahoma District.
My first assignment as a Royal Rangers was in 1967 in Colorado Springs Co. I was asked by the pastor to be the Sr. Commander for a little while. 55 years later I am still involved in the Ranger ministry.
I have served in many different positions over the years. I was the founder of the RRA program and served as the first National RRA President, I served 22 years as Training coordinator and or regional coordinator for the South-Central Region. In the mid 70’s I spent a lot of time[assisting]developing and teaching the Leadership Training Course (LTC). The National Training Camp (NTC) was a “must go to camp” and I served as Camp Commander on many camps with Fred Deaver as Sr. Guide. I also served on NTC staff with Johnnie Barnes on 4 camps. That was a great experience.
In 2004 I was appointed Oklahoma District Royal Ranger coordinator and spent the next 10 years developing Camp Adventure, our district Royal Ranger camp. God has blessed us with a great camp. My Royal Ranger travels have taken me to Indonesia (1975) where I started an outpost in Jakarta and conducted the first NTC in Hawaii in 1976. In 2004, I took a team and traveled to Russia to conduct their first ANTC. In 2009, 3 leaders and myself went to Moldovia to start the Royal Ranger ministry. While there we visited a National Royal Ranger camp in the Ukraine.
I am a retired Air Force veteran with a tour of duty in Vietnam in 1964-1965. I earned a master’s degree in education and have applied this training to the Royal Ranger ministry as well as my military teaching assignments.