Our mission is to fully connect people with God and with each other.
Blane is the Office Manager here at The Rock Church. He enjoys watching pro wrestling, exercising, and playing music. He lives in Portland with his wife, Morgan, and their two animals Cooper and Garfunkel.
Mark takes care of Pastoral Care at The Rock. He has been married to his wife Midge for a long time. They have four children, 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Mark loves to serve God and His church.
Aaron has attended The Rock since 2008 and joined the staff in 2015. Before joining the Rock staff, he was a Campus Life Director & Youth Pastor. Aaron married his high school sweetheart, Krista, in 2001 and they have 2 beautiful daughters.
Aaron enjoys storm chasing, National Park exploring, traveling with his family, ATV riding, and the occasional Crossfit challenge.
As our ROCKids Pastor, Heather is responsible for kids age birth-5th grade. She also serves as the lead for our Women’s Ministry. Heather attended Huntington University where she received Bachelor’s Degrees in Family & Children’s Ministry and Youth Ministry as well as met her husband Zach. They were married in 2013 and have since added a son (Thobe) and dog (Cooper) to their family. Outside of spending time with her family, Heather enjoys visiting the beach and the mountains, reading, and a good cup of coffee. She dreams of one day opening her own coffee shop.
Matt graduated from Bethel College in 1998. Since then, he has had the privilege of serving in three different churches before coming to the Rock in 2018. Matt's heart is to see people's lives transformed through a relationship with Christ. Matt and his wife Erin have been married since 2001, and they have two children, Owen and Emma. He loves supporting them in their various activities and is an avid University of Michigan fan.
My given name is Andrew, but given the nickname Grid by my oldest brother years ago (ask me if you want to know the story behind it). Prior to joining The Rock's staff in June of 2018, I worked nearly 5 years for Youth For Christ with the 2 Jay county middle schools. I also enjoy fantasy football and I am a die hard Chicago Bears fan.
Scripture is our authority. The Missionary Church is committed to this basic statement of faith.
There is only one eternal, all-powerful, all-knowing and everywhere-present Triune God—Father, Son and Holy Spirit— who is the creator and sustainer of all things (Deuteronomy 6:4-5; 1 Timothy 2:5).
Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human. He lived a sinless life, died to make atonement for the sins of all mankind, was resurrected and is now mediator at the right hand of the Father. He is coming again in power and glory for His believing followers, and is the only Savior of mankind (John 1:1, 14; Titus 2:11-14).
He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, regenerating all who repent of their sins and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. He sanctifies, empowers, teaches, guides and comforts the believer (John 16:7, 8, 12-15).
Salvation is the result of genuine repentance of sin and faith in the atoning work of Christ. It brings forgiveness to the repentant, makes him a participant of the divine nature and gives peace with God. We call this new birth (Titus 3:5; 1 Peter 1:3-5).
We believe in the invisible and universal Church as the living Body of Christ. It is composed of all believers in the Lord Jesus who have been vitally united by faith to Christ, its living Head and sovereign Lord (Matthew 16:18; Hebrews 12:22-24).
We believe there are two Christian ordinances: baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe they are outward rites appointed by Christ to be administered in each church, not as a means of salvation, but as a visible sign and seal of its reality (Acts 8:36; 1 Corinthians 11:24-34).