The Present

The Rock Church is currently comprised of over 45 active departments and passion based ministries involving hundreds of volunteer people who serve our community and the body of Christ. The church is also home to the fully accredited Apostolic School of Theology University and is the home of the global ministries of Reach Worldwide, Inc.…

The Culmination

With attendance, at this time, being well over 600 and growing rapidly, 1998 saw the purchase of an additional ten acres just south of the present campus. On December 31, 2006, with a congregation now numbering over 1,200, the first service was held in the new 95,100 square foot sanctuary. The new sanctuary, as growth…

The Transition

On July 1, 1998, the church welcomed Myles and Sheila Young to the pastoral staff, along with their two children, Boston and London. Pastor Young joined Pastor Wilson (now Bishop Wilson) in leading the church onward as they focused on the expansion of the church’s national and worldwide ministries. The coming of Pastor Young also…

The Expansion

In the September of 1995, the Elk Grove School District kindly made available a number of modular buildings. These were purchased for a small fee and placed on the property behind the existing sanctuary. An additional five acres was purchased on the south side of the existing campus, providing a total of 15 acres for…

The Move

After the steel was sold, new plans were drawn that utilized the existing concrete slab, and construction began anew. Months later, on the first Sunday of 1985, the excited little group moved from the warehouse to the new sanctuary. 155 people were in attendance. As the congregation continued to grow, the need for space also…

The Dream

Seemingly no progress was possible on the 120′ x 120′ building. A wall of invisible resistance seemed impenetrable. Odd and somewhat eerie experiences occurred. About this time, Pastor Wilson, in a dream, saw a large serpent 120′ long lying on the north side of the slab. In the dream, the snake was coming toward him…

The Refuge

An intense search for a new place resulted in a move to a warehouse owned by Jackson Properties at Hwy 99 and Mack Road in Sacramento. This was the first time Jackson Properties had ever leased to a church. The Rock Church owes an eternal debt of gratitude to Jackson Properties for that decision. This…

The Regrouping

In the meantime, the little band having sold their former place of worship, finally found another place. The Grange Hall of Elk Grove agreed to rent their hall to the church from week to week. The Rock Church will never forget the kindness of the Grangers of Elk Grove during this time of dire need.…

The Valley

Construction began on a 22,000 square foot building. Cement was poured. The steel superstructure was erected. The small group did most of the work at night with rented and donated equipment. Visible progress was finally being made. Then a main support beam was accidentally knocked out, and it all fell down. The entire structure collapsed.…

The Opportunity

The new property was purchased and the West Sacramento location sold. Plans were drawn. Financing was needed. Stories like the following reveal God’s blessing on the little band of people. With no history, little money, and having virtually no business connections, Pastor Wilson literally knelt beside his bed, opened the Yellow Pages, prayed, and started…