Message From Miles

Rock Church
Highlights 2013

2013. An extraordinary year.

If one seeks to get a good look at the majesty of God, nature is always a good place to begin.

But should a trip to the mountains not be a possibility at the moment, all one has to do to find His glory is spend a few minutes inside this annual report; the handprint of God appears on every page. God has blessed our mission to establish Pervasive Hope in every street and every person with extraordinary resources. This report accounts for how we used it.

In 2013, our services, outreaches and ministry teams helped to create a way for more than 5,000 people to make a first-time decision for Christ. While it is the most important thing we do, it is just the beginning. God has been faithful to grow our numbers as well as outreach opportunities, and our Pervasive Hope initiative. God is on the move, taking territory and allowing the Rock Church a chance to be on the front lines.

Let me also recognize the extraordinary role of all our dedicated and inspiring volunteers, generous donors and hard working staff who tirelessly give of themselves in the name of Christ. They are the backbone, brains and brawn of the Rock Church.

Lastly, as you peruse these pages, please keep in mind that they also reflect your generosity and sacrifice for which I am personally so grateful. You made 2013 an extraordinary year. I can’t wait to see what God has in store for 2014.

Mission & Vision


Save, Equip, Send.


Global Pervasive Hope.

What We Believe

GOD's Word

Is True

We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, which He uses to reveal Himself to us, increase our faith, and provide direction for our lives.



The Bible teaches that there is only one God who exists in three distinct persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. This doctrine is called the Trinity.

Believe, Repent

& Follow Jesus

We believe that God created the human race to have fellowship with Him, but that our sin separates us from Him who is holy and righteous. God loves us so much that He sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins so that we might be reconciled to Him. We believe that repentance from sin and belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is the only way to be saved from eternal judgment.

Share The

Good News

The Rock Church is here to lead you into a life-changing and productive relationship with Jesus Christ. We want to equip you to spread God's love, forgiveness, and compassion to the lost and hurting people in San Diego and the rest of the world!

Sunday Attendance

Sunday Response

Lives Transformed

Sunday Volunteerism

  • Altar Call
  • Facilities
  • Hospitality
  • Jr. High
  • parking
  • Pastoral Support Team
  • Prayer
  • Production
  • Rockpile
  • Rock Kids
  • Rock Thrift
  • Security
  • Sr. High
  • Worship

Mike & Diane Marrero
Rock Hero

Rock Thrift

Rock Thrift
Not Far From Here

Impact 195

Impact195 is the discipleship school of the Rock Church. We believe changed lives change the world; our students stop living by default and start living by design as they get equipped to bring pervasive hope to the ministry, marketplace and missions field.

Long-Term Ambassadors

Short-Term Participants

How Have You Been Designed

Rock University

1,592 students attended Rock U classes in 2013, studying topics that
ranged from marriage and parenting skills to spiritual warfare tactics
to biblical financing principles. Rock U provides dynamic training,
biblical truth, and practical application so anyone can grow in their
walk with the Lord.

Classes Offered

  • Backpacks, Boulders
  • Best Yet to Come
  • Beyond Abuse Seminar
  • Biblical Community Class
  • Biblical History
  • Building a Marriage That Stands
  • Care Counseling
  • Christianity for Catholics
  • Colossians
  • Confident Christian
  • Developing Godly Character
  • Discover God Given Worth
  • Discover your Identity
  • Living a Powerful Life
  • Marriage Communication
  • Understanding Anger
  • Estate Planning Seminar 13
  • Exploring Patterns
  • Ezra
  • Foundations 100
  • Foundations 200
  • Foundations 300
  • God's Design For Relationships
  • Gospel of John
  • Heart of Holiness
  • Hermeneutics
  • James
  • Jude
  • Knowing God's Will
  • Living a Powerful Life
  • Living in His Name: The Truth
  • Living in His Name: The Way
  • Lord Heal My Hurts
  • Lord Heal My Hurts 2
  • Love Languages
  • Medicare 101
  • Medicare Law Changes
  • Ministering to Mormons
  • Ministering to Muslims
  • Overcome Anger
  • Overcome Conflict
  • Overcome Fear
  • Overcome Past Pain
  • Person of Influence
  • PL Intro to Greek
  • Intro to Hebrew
  • Living in His Name
  • Marriage and Communication
  • Power of God in You
  • Strengths Finder 101
  • Prayer
  • Pure Heart
  • Relationship Communication
  • Rock Financial Life
  • Strengths Based Relationships
  • Teach About Money
  • Telling Yourself The Truth
  • Time of Presence
  • Understanding Grief
  • Your Chapter in His Story

What people are saying
about Rock U Classes

"Dolores and 'Lord Heal my Hurts" class has helped me deal with the devastating loss of my husband. This class has guided my healing by showing how the Word of God is the only medicine that works. During the class I got re-baptized, & gave my testimony. I am stronger thanks to this class, The Rock, and especially Dolores.”

Praying With Confidence: "Taking this class has given me the confidence to pray. Realizing that there is no right or wrong way to pray. Seeing where the enemy works and how he works to make me feel like I can’t do it. I actually had the opportunity to practice what’s been taught in the past week. And the person that I had prayed with confirmed what I’ve learned! Thanking Jesus for bringing me another step forward in my walk."

"Originally I had taken this class to help myself get a better perspective of how to communicate with my husband. I realize now that it isn’t just my husband who needs to an attitude adjustment, so do I. When we put god in the center of our lives and allow him to renew our minds, everything lines up! God is amazing!"

Life Groups

Life Groups are weekly gatherings in homes and coffee shops throughout San Diego County. They exist to inspire spiritual growth, centered around the Bible, worship, prayer and doing outreach service together.

Life Groups Map

Doing Life Together

Rock Academy

The Rock Academy is a WASC-accredited college preparatory school offering a Christ-centered Pre-School through grade 12 education. Curriculum includes AP and honors classes, with CIF Athletics, International Student Program, and Missions Trips.


The Rockpile Bookstore exists to support the vision of Rock Church Ministries by providing innovative, diverse and inspirational resources to supplement the growth of the Rock Church attendees.

Rock Your City

Rock Your City coordinates large, city-improving events, so Rock Church members can serve and meet the needs of the community.

Rock Your City
Year-End Summary

Toys For Joy

Toys for Joy is an annual event put on by the Rock Church. Toys for Joy seeks to impact the lives of local children by providing a toy and food for their family, combined in an event that ministers in both a practical and spiritual way. Over the past 17 years, Toys for Joy has served over 65,000 children and their families.


Estimated value of toys, food, clothing, and books given away at Toys for Joy.

Family Impact Story


Volunteer Ministries are Establishing Pervasive Hope in Every Street, Every person. Every Day We Serve A Diverse group Of People By:

  • Supporting children and families
  • Dealing with social issues facing society
  • Ministering to individuals with specific needs
  • Coming alongside those struggling with health issues
  • Using sports as a platform to share the gospel
  • Bringing the gospel locally and abroad

A Home Transformed
Home Improvement Ministry

Comfort in a Crisis
Doll Ministry

Pervasive Hope

The Pervasive Hope Campaign Is Building up And Expanding The Rock Church As a Launch Pad For Ministry In San Diego and Across The Globe.


A Giver's Perspective
Larry & Helene Fournier

Initiative 1
Multiple Rock Campuses

Imagine if there was a Rock Campus in every neighborhood in San Diego. With every new Rock Church campus, local residents will be mobilized to serve the communities where they work, play, and live. In 2013, our newest site was opened in El Cajon with more than 3,000 attendees. This joins our North County campus, which averages 1,000 attendees per week. In 2014, our prayer is to open a campus in the South Bay area. It will be amazing to see God what does.

In addition, we launched several “MICRO-SITES”. Micro-sites are church services - live via video - that we have been setting up in restaurants, laundromats, bars, housing projects, etc. It has been incredible to watch people who would never step foot into a church respond to the gospel, as we bring the church to them.

Pervasive Hope

Initiative 2
24/7 Online Church

We want to make hope available at anytime to anyone online. Our online church, along with video-on-demand and mobile applications engage the Rock’s global audience enabling them to interact and connect regardless of where they live. In 2013, we have an average of 4,232 weekly viewers from from 123 countries for our live services.

Initiative 3
Global Outreach

In August 2013 The Rock Orphanage opened in the town of Jeremie, Haiti when an existing orphanage was shut down after Rock missionaries reported to the authorities that it was abusing children. We were told that if we did not take the children left behind, they would be left on the streets. Now we have 22 children in a temporary home and are in process of opening a permanent location. Daniel, below, was left on a trash heap to die. You can see his vast improvement after just three months in the Rock Orphanage.

The Rock Orphanage in Haiti

Initiative 4
Less Debt = More Hope

In March of 2013, funds raised through the Pervasive Hope Campaign allowed the Rock to pay down and refinance the Pt. Loma mortgage. As a result, the Church is saving more than $100,000 per month in payments. The money being saved is being plowed right back into addition ministry and outreach!

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Letter From CFO

“Honor The Lord With Your Wealth and With The Best Part Of Everything you Produce”. Proverbs 3:9 Nlt

As the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Rock Church, it is my honor to present our Annual Report for 2013.

In Job 41:11, God declares, “Everything under heaven belongs to Me.” This declaration serves as our daily inspiration. At Rock Church, we strive to honor God and the resources He has provided to help us continue His life-giving work. As we consider all He has provided, it is humbling to appreciate that He has entrusted this body of believers with bringing His message of Pervasive Hope to San Diego, our nation and the world.

I would like to extend my thanks and gratitude to the remarkable team of professionals with whom I have the privilege to serve alongside. Each one has submitted their lives to Christ and in so doing, is dedicated to providing excellence in stewardship. Of course, this dedication starts with our executive leadership, board members and Pastor Miles who remain wholly focused on honoring God in all we do.

Each year, we have our consolidated financial statements audited by Capin Crouse, LLP, one of the country’s leading independent accounting firms. This firm has served Christian non-profit organizations for more than 40 years. We are pleased to have received an “unqualified opinion” which confirms our use of the best business practices for accounting and internal controls. If you would like more information regarding our audited statements or have any questions, please email us at

I hope you enjoy reviewing our annual report. As you do, please offer a prayer of thanks to God for His faithfulness and that He would continue to entrust Rock Church with His message and resources in 2014.


Edward C. Stepanow, Jr, CTP, ERM-CP
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Giving Report

Ministry Financial Highlights



Given Away

Thank You for
an Amazing 2013
GOD Worked In
Mighty Ways.