Message From Miles

Could it get any better?

It was an incredible year! God was so faithful and He moved in big ways all over the county and around the world. Last year more than 16,400 people gave their lives to Christ on a Sunday or through our ministries. City Heights campus had an incredible first year of ministry, and North County campus found a new home for their growing community – which we now call Rock Church San Marcos! God’s impact through Rock Church went beyond San Diego when our global outreach team aided the people of Jeremie, Haiti distributing 56,000 meals after Hurricane Matthew devastated the city.

The pages of this Annual Report will account for how we used what God provided, as well as the results of our stewardship of His resources. As you review the information, including numbers and graphs, keep in mind that behind each are lives changed—from those who volunteer their time to carry out the God-given vision of this church, to those who are recipients of that effort and come to know Jesus for the first time.

One of our desires for 2017 is to see even more people receive salvation through our digital evangelism efforts. In 2016, the gospel message was viewed nearly 40 million times online, resulting in over 548,000 people responding that they prayed to receive Christ. And the numbers keep rising. Just imagine what God has in store for this year!

Thank you for partnering with God through the Rock Church to establish Pervasive Hope on every street to every person.

Your Pastor,
Miles McPherson

Response to the Gospel

Online gospel presentation




Sunday Attendance

Sunday Team Members

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


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.

Growth Happens in Life Groups


LIFE Class will equip you to fulfill God’s calling. Experience the Rock Church’s unique discipleship pathway for personal transformation in relationships, ministry, stewardship and evangelism.

Rock Your City

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

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.

in four locations:


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

2016 Toys for Joy Recap


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

Changing One Life

Global Outreach

Global Outreach establishes Pervasive Hope around the world with long-term ambassadors at bases in Haiti, India, Mexico, Thailand and the Middle East. Discipleship training is our core strategy to build up local believers who will carry God’s love into their community. We also provide help to refugees, homes for orphans, medical supplies for the sick, and feeding programs for children.

Long-Term Ambassadors 2016

Rock Thrift

Rock School of Ministry

Rock School of Ministry (formerly Impact 195) is the discipleship training school of the Rock Church. Through in depth Bible teaching, powerful encounters with God's presence and real world ministry experiences it transforms lives into who God designed and destined them to be. For more information visit

Rock School of Ministry

Rock Academy

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

Rock Academy

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 privilege to present our 2016 Annual Report.

2 Corinthians 9:6-11 says that he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully and that God loves a cheerful giver. In 2016 we saw the Rock Church community come together and give both bountifully and cheerfully. And in return, we truly believe that God has blessed us as He promised to. We strive to honor God through stewarding the resources He has provided . As we give thanks for the blessings, it is humbling to know that He has entrusted this body of believers with bringing the Gospel message to San Diego, our nation and the world, establishing Pervasive Hope on every street and to every person.

I would like to personally extend my thanks to the remarkable team of professionals with whom we have the privilege to serve alongside here at the Rock. Each member of our team loves the Lord and is committed to providing excellence in stewardship. Of course, this commitment 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 commitment to 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

We hope you enjoy reviewing our annual report. As you do, please offer a prayer of thanks to God for His faithfulness and ask that He would continue to entrust Rock Church with His message and resources in 2017.


Karl Winters
Chief Financial Officer

Giving Report

Ownership - Stewardship

Ministry Financial Highlights



Thank You for
an Amazing 2016
GOD Worked In
Mighty Ways