Meet the Radank Family…
John grew up in Milwaukee Wisconsin and joined the Army in 1975. After his first tour of duty at Ft. Benning, Ga. he was assigned to Germany where he met Rose. Rose grew up in Ohio and enlisted in the Army in 1978. They were married in 1979. Shortly after they were married, Rose elected to get out of the Army and become a full time wife and Home Schooling Mom.
In 1996 they retired from the Army after spending 3 tours of duty in Germany, several in the US and many deployments including the first Gulf war and Haiti. Just 1 year later the Lord moved them to Germany as Missionaries. They began their missionary service by attending German language school and assisting 2 German missionary churches, one in Ansbach and the other in Nurnberg.
Around the middle of 1999 John was approached by a fellow missionary who saw the need of starting a church to the military in Hohenfels. After much prayer, the Radank’s moved to Hohenfels and conducted the first service of Hohenfels Baptist Church in January 2000. The church first met in their living room.
John and Rose have one son, Robert (Bob). About 1 1/2 years after helping his mom and dad get the church going Bob went back to the States to attend college. While at college Bob met and married Kelly Chamberlin. After completing college with a Masters of Missions Degree, from Crown College of the Bible, they returned to Germany also as missionaries. Currently, Bob and Kelly are studying German while they are preparing to minister to the German speaking people. Bob and Kelly have two sons; Jackson, who calls John and Rose, Oma & Opa and Grant who was born here in Germany in March (2012). Opa and Oma think being grandparents is the best job in the whole world!!!