Our mission is to equip people to trust Yahweh and live a life that will honor him. To raise up a people who are faithful over the little things today so they can rule over greater things tomorrow. Demonstration is not an idea to us, it is our purpose.
As an individual you have dreams, goals, and visions of who you want to be. It is our desire to help you achieve all of that through the Kingdom of Yahweh.
There is no us without you. Together we will change the earth with excellence and Kingdom demonstration. We are willing to change so that we can make a difference.
Without Him, there is no us. It is our passion to make Yahweh's name great in the earth by honoring Him in all things and preaching His Christ to all people.
Simply put, we believe the scripture to be infallible and find it difficult to pick and choose what to list here. Nevertheless, we have chosen a few things that will help you to know who we are as you look to worship with us.
- His virgin birth (Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:31,35)
- His sinless life (Hebrews. 7:26; I Peter 2:22)
- His miracles (Acts 2:22; 10:38)
- His substitutionary work on the cross (1 Corinthians 15:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21)
- His bodily resurrection from the dead (Matthew 28:6; Luke 24:39; 1 Corinthians 15:4)
- His exaltation to the right hand of Yahweh (Acts 1:9, 11; 2:33; Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 1:3)
With it comes the enduement of power for life and service, the bestowment of gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4,8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31).
This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth (Acts 8:12-17; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9).
With the baptism in the Holy Spirit comes such experiences as an overflowing fullness of the Spirit (John 7:37-39; Acts 4:8), a deepened reverence for Yahweh (Acts 2:43; Hebrews 12:28), an intensified consecration to Yahweh and dedication to His work (Acts 2:42), and a more active love for Jesus, for His word and for the lost (Mark 16:20).
Each Believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven (Ephesians 1:22-23, 2:22; Hebrews 12:23).
One does not join the church; each person who truly believes in Jesus is baptized into the Body of Christ–the Church–by Holy Spirit.
- Evangelization of the world (Mark 16:15-20)
- Worship of Yahweh (John 4:23-24)
- Building a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son (Ephesians 4:11-16).
Whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, together with the devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, will be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the
second death. (Matthew 25:46; Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 19-20; 20:11-15; 21:8).
(Genesis 1:26,27; 2:17; 3:6; Romans 5:12-19)
- Conditions to Salvation:
Salvation is received through repentance toward Yahweh and faith toward Jesus. By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of Yahweh according to the hope of eternal life.
(Luke 24:47; John 3:3; Romans 10:13-15; Ephesians 2:8; Titus 2:11; 3:5-7)
- The Evidences of Salvation:
The inward evidence of salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit (Romans 8:16).
The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness.
(Ephesians 4:24; Titus 2:12)
- The Baptism With Holy Spirit. (Acts 1:8, 2:4, 2:38; Galatians 3)
- Baptism in Water:
The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded in the Scriptures. All who repent and believe on Jesus as Savior and Lord are to be baptized. Thus they declare to the world that they have died with Jesus and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. (Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 10:47-48; Romans 6:4)
- Holy Communion:
Holy Communion is the symbol expressing our participation in the divine nature of Jesus. (2 Peter 1:4); a memorial of his suffering and death. (1 Corinthians 11:26); and a prophecy of His second coming. (1 Corinthians 11:26); and is enjoined on all Believers “till He comes.” It is the celebration of the New Covenant as established by Jesus Himself. Holy Communion is the daily partaking of Jesus by yielding to Holy Spirit’s guidance.
The Scriptures teach a life of “…holiness without which no man shall see the Lord. (Hebrews 12:14).
By the power of the Holy Spirit we are able to obey the command; “Be holy, for I am holy.” (I Peter 1:15-16).
Sanctification is realized in the Believer by recognizing his identification with Jesus, in His death and resurrection, and by faith reckoning daily upon the fact of that union, and by offering every faculty continually to the dominion of the Holy Spirit (Romans 6:1-11, 13; Galatians 2:20; Philippians 2:12-13; 1 Peter 1:5).
The speaking in tongues in this instance is the same in essence as the gift of tongues (1 Corinthians 12:4-10, 28), but different in purpose and use.
Because no one knows the time of Jesus’ personal return, and because the setting of times for His appearing have proved to be mistaken, and because such incidents tend to breed disappointment, embarrassment, confusion, and skepticism, we choose to avoid speculating about such, choosing rather to focus on fulfilling His purposes for us.
Honor Yahweh | Equip People | Raise the standard
Leadership is necessary to affect change. It is our desire to lead in such a way that people are inspired to know Christ and pursue a life that honors him with truth and excellence. Those in leadership at The Rock have served for many years and have exemplified a life of integrity and faithfulness, and you can trust each of them as they passionately serve each of you.
Steve Parker is our lead minister and oversees the vision of The Rock and its impartation to the people. He is passionate about the Kingdom of Yahweh and equipping people to live and thrive within it.
Matt is a team pastor and has been at The Rock since 2001! He is faithful and he serves the people with integrity and passion. He is a husband to Kaley Hoffman and father of three beautiful girls.
Gaston is a team pastor and loves to minister to the people and see to their needs. He is from Trinidad Tobago and he has been a faithful part of The Rock since 2010. He is married to Wanda and they have three children.
James is a team pastor and has been a faithful part of The Rock since 2002. With his wife Shevieve, and children, Hailey and James, he faithfully leads our youth ministry and media ministry.
Archie ministers with a prophetic anointing and has been with The Rock since 2008. He is blessed with his wife Tamarrah, and their children Jordan, Sidney, and A.J. He passionately serves as prophet to the house.
Kaleigh is the executive assistant to the senior minister. She has served in this role since 2011, and she has served on the worship team since she was fifteen years old. She loves Yahweh and she loves writing music.
Want to worship with us?
Hopefully, after exploring our site, you have found that we are a people passionate about honoring Yahweh God and sharing Christ with those around us. We are building something of eternal value, and we would love for you to visit this week and become a part of what makes The Rock a special place.