What to Expect
We are led by grace to radically change the world. Come as you are, wear what you want to wear, and be prepared to hear about the unlimited grace of Jesus Christ, firmly rooted in Scripture. The Rock is a judgment-free body of believers. You can expect:
- 1) a church that is fully alive.
- 2) an exciting kids ministry dedicated to seeing kids grow in their faith.
- 3) people who are passionate about sharing the love of Jesus.
Imperfect People Serving a Perfect God
God will use imperfect people in imperfect ways to accomplish His perfect will. Imperfections are not a disqualification when it comes to the Kingdom of God.
Helping People Find God
God will never leave us or forsake us, but sometimes we will wander. The Rock exists to help others find or return to the love of Jesus.
If it's not good, then God isn't done
God goes ahead of and behind us, and He has a victory for us. If He has done it before, He can do it again. He is always on our side.
Each One Reach One
The Gospel is alive and active today, and all believers have the ability to reach those God puts in our path.
We believe the Bible is God’s Word. It is living and powerful, inspired and accurate. It is our perfect guide in all matters of life. The Word of God is what sanctifies us (sets us apart) and truly sets us free.
2 Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 4:12, John 17:17
We believe that sin has separated man from God, and that only through faith in Jesus Christ can we be reconciled to God.
Romans 3:23, 2 Corinthians 5:17-21
We believe in one God who exists in three Persons — the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is loving, holy, and just. We believe God desires to transform, heal, and prosper each and every believer, so that we can live blessed and victorious lives that will also help others enter into an intimate relationship with Him.
Genesis 1:26, 1 John 5:7, 1 John 4:8, 1 Peter 1:15, Romans 3:26, 2 Corinthians 3:18, 3 John 2
We believe that Jesus Christ was both God and man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, and He was crucified for our sins. When He died on the cross, He took the punishment for our sins, and then He rose from the dead for our justification to give us His righteousness. Today, He is seated at the right hand of the Father as our High Priest. We believe our Lord Jesus Christ is coming back just as He promised.
Luke 1:35, Romans 5:8-9, Hebrews 8:1, Hebrews 4:14-15, 1 Timothy 2:5, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18, Matthew 24
We believe that salvation is the gift of God to all mankind, and that an individual's salvation and eternal destiny depends solely upon receiving Jesus as one's personal Savior by grace, through faith in Him. We believe that upon receiving the gift of righteousness, a believer is not only forgiven of all of their sins but cleansed from all unrighteousness and made perfect forever by the blood of Jesus Christ. His grace alone provides everything we need to reign in life.
John 3:16-17, Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-10, Mark 16:15-16, Acts 4:12, Romans 5:17, Hebrews 10:14
We believe Holy Spirit is our Helper and our Teacher. He guides us in all areas of our lives. He enables us to bear fruit that is born of God as His nature has become our new identity in Christ Jesus. We believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. We believe the Gifts of the Spirit are available today and can be operational and manifest through the life of a believer as Holy Spirit wills.
John 14:26, John 16:13, Galatians 5:22-23, Mark 16:17, Acts 2:1-4, Acts 8:14-15, Jude 20, 1 Corinthians 12:4-11
We believe in water baptism as an outward act that demonstrates a believer's identification with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. We believe in communion as a celebration of Jesus’ death and resurrection, and our union with Him. We believe that the benefits of Holy Communion can be received any time a believer partakes and receives in faith what the finished work of Christ provided.
Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 8:35-38
Pastors Michael and Casey Gragg both grew up in Boone and have 4 amazing children. When called into ministry, we never imagined the opportunity to minister in our hometown, BUT God had a greater plan and purpose. Ministering in the high country since 2005, we have loved getting to know our community through a new lense and don’t take for granted the beauty and “home town” feel of Boone. The Rock has become a “local” church for many non-locals. We love helping people navigate new seasons when they move to the area. We would love to meet you at the next pastors meet and greet where we will share the story of The Rock and share a meal together.
Family and Small Groups Pastor
Hi, I’m Mike Bozeman and I have the pleasure to serve as the Family Pastor here at The Rock Church. My wife Michelle, and I, with our three kids Nicholas, Calvin, and Kelsey moved to the High Country in 2011, from Buford Georgia. We are originally from Florida but the military has taken us all over the US. It’s been an honor to work with Children and Youth for the last twenty nine years. I have learned as much from them as they have from me. Our desire is that each child will come to know God and grow in Him and His amazing love. If you are new here or are interested in Children’s Ministry or just want to have a cup of coffee and a chat, don’t hesitate to contact me.
At the Rock we believe in Circles over rows. If you're interested in leading or attending a small group please reach out.
Lynn Hogan and her husband Jim have been attending the Rock for a number of years. They have 2 children that live out of state and a number of fur babies (dogs and a cat). Their heart has been to serve others.
Lynn oversees the Grief Team as well as does Administrative work for the Rock. Her passion is helping others in whatever way the Lord leads.
Children's Ministry Leader
My name is Katie Arnette, and I have the great privilege of serving in The Rock’s Children’s Ministry. I am married to my best friend. Jonathan Arnette. Together, we have four beautiful children. With four little ones, life is certainly an adventure! But, we love every moment.
I absolutely love serving the children and families of The Rock each week. My desire and passion is to pour Christ’s love and truths into the next generation of believers, so that they never doubt how loved they are, and to make sure they are readily equipped to share the love of Christ with others. God is doing something so great in these children, and I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to be a part of it.
Men's Ministry Leader
Meet Paul Burch, a dedicated leader of our men's ministry here at The Rock. With a passion for guiding men on their journey of pursuing a deeper relationship with God, Paul has become an influential figure within our community.
Paul firmly believes in the power of surrender, often reminding us that "we are only as powerful as our surrender." This profound statement captures his belief in the transformative power of surrendering our lives to God. Through his leadership, Paul encourages men to let go of their own desires and submit to God's will, recognizing that true strength comes from surrendering to Him.
Aside from his role in ministry, Paul is a loving husband to his wife Stephanie, and together they have two children. Prior to his involvement in ministry, Paul and Stephanie both served as law enforcement officers, dedicating their lives to protecting and serving their community.
As the men's ministry leader, Paul's mission is to inspire and equip men to become faithful followers of Christ. He leads by example, demonstrating the importance of surrender, cultivating a strong relationship with God, and living a life rooted in faith.
We are incredibly grateful to have Paul Burch leading our men's ministry, and we invite all men to join us in this journey of growth, surrender, and pursuit of a deeper relationship with God.
Cristy and Jamie Meacham
Young Adult Ministry Leaders
Cristy and Jamie have been married for 21 years and have three daughters. Stefanie and Ashley are students at App State and Michelle is a senior in high school. They have lived in Boone for a year and love the town and the Blue Ridge Mountains. They enjoy traveling the country with their camper. They also love leading the Young Adult Ministry!
Jerry and Tara McColgin
Marriage Ministry Leaders
Jerry & Tara McColgin believe that God designed marriage, and He intends for it to be the most intimate and incredible relationship that you can have with another person. We felt called to the beautiful mountains of North Carolina from the plains of Indiana to launch a marriage ministry. God further led us to the Rock where we found a perfect fit for our calling and the desires and needs of a local church.
We have been married for 40 years, have four children and ten grandchildren! We use Biblical application along with our life experiences to work with couples to help them obtain all that God intends for their marriage. We offer couples coaching, marriage mentoring, small group offerings and fellowship gatherings. Jerry is an ordained minister, so he can even perform weddings!
If you are married, check out one of our frequently held offerings. We'd love to see you there.
Matt and Jordan Roten
Ministers of Outreach
The heart of The Rock’s Outreach Ministry is to make sure every member of the church feels individually equipped and empowered to meet the needs of our community, while expressing God’s love in ways that build relationships and open doors to share the Gospel. We have all received gifts and talents from God, and we want to celebrate and use them to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace (1 Peter 4:10).
Pastors Michael and Casey live in the mountains of Boone, NC with their four children. Both Pastors have served in various ministry roles since their teenage years, and in January 2015, they both heard God calling them to plant The Rock Church. Though the calling was simple, the process was not. However, The Rock was a dream and a vision long before it existed, and the Lord had been preparing them for this step. They felt released to share their vision for The Rock in January of 2015, and on March 1 of the same year, The Rock held its first Sunday Worship Service. God opened doors that no one else could and provided a location, volunteers, and leaders as only He could have. This church is living proof that when we are willing and available when He calls, God will finish the good work that He began.