Founding Pastor Nathaniel Wilson and his wife, Mary, have been involved in various capacities of ministry for 50 years. Dr. Wilson’s experience includes the offices of pastor, evangelist, teacher, and church planter. From 1971 to 1981, he was the director and speaker of Harvestime, an international radio ministry heard in 30 countries. He then moved to Sacramento, California, to found The Rock Church. He currently serves as Bishop of The Rock Church and its numerous branch churches. He is the founder of Reach Satellite Network, which is a national network of radio stations in the West, and he is the founder of PenteCom, an international radio network and publishing group. He has co-founded a number of conferences, including “No Limits” The Conference, authored numerous books, and has been a contributing editor to several magazines. Dr. Wilson has been providing formal training and instruction in the area of ministry for almost 30 years. He is the founder of Apostolic School of Theology, which is the first and only apostolic university that is regionally accredited and fully online. Dr. Wilson is presently serving as the Executive Chairman of the Worldwide Pentecostal Fellowship. Sister Mary Wilson oversees women’s ministries for The Rock Church, including the annual ladies’ Women of Radical Devotion (W.O.R.D.) conference that hosts several hundred women.
Dr. Wilson earned a Doctorate of Education from Nova Southeastern University, a Master of Arts in Religion from Southern California University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Theology from Christian Life College. The Wilsons have two married daughters, Rebecca Salters and Sheila Young.