Loving God

Matthew 22:37

Jesus said to him, '''You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment.''

Loving Others

Matthew 22:39-40

''And the second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' ''On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.''

Serving With Joy

Matthew 20:28

''just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.''


Our History

Pastor Mike was a student pastor for over twenty years. In the spring of 1999 he surrendered to God’s call to be a pastor. During his twenty-plus years as a student pastor, God gave him ample opportunity to grow as a pastor and minister to the whole family, not just youth. He was preaching every week and leading his church in evangelism and missions.
Winter Haven had been on Pastor Mike’s heart since being a youth pastor in the area in the 80s and 90s. Within a few weeks of surrendering to God’s call, a door opened in Winter Haven. In his words, “the moment I stepped foot on the initial 10 acres of lakefront property I knew that God was in it!.”
Pastor Mike began preparing his family for a move, selling, giving, and throwing out anything weighing them down. In June of 2000 he and Karen (his wife) packed up the kids, his mother-in-law, and the pets and moved to Winter Haven for the adventure of a lifetime.
The Rock constituted as a church in August 2000, and on October 8, 2000 officially began membership with about 40 members. God has definitely had His hand on The Rock. There have been many trying times, but God has always been there to lead the church in the right direction. The Rock began with 10 acres and its founding pastor. Today the church has expanded its campus to 25 acres of incredible lakefront property, it has about 200 members, and a staff of dedicated pastors who are hungry to minister to the surrounding area for the glory of God. God is continuing to write the story of The Rock! Come be apart of something bigger than yourself and Love God, Love Others, and Serve With Joy!


What To Expect

We gather together for worship and teaching at 10:00 a.m. The Rock serves an ever-growing congregation devoted to loving God, loving others, and serving with joy.

During Sunday’s worship service, you’ll hear Pastor Mike Jarrett teach directly from Scripture and enjoy vibrant worship music.

Programs specifically designed for children from nursery through 5th grade are provided in their own classroom areas to teach them how to follow Jesus.

Ours is a church that is hungry to learn more about God’s love for us and hear the truth of the Gospel taught unapologetically. We would be so excited to have you join us!

Our service is what is usually called “contemporary casual”. We worship gladly, sing enthusiastically, seek truth through God's Holy Word, and then head out to shine His light on into a world that is becoming overwhelmed with darkness. Some of us wear jeans or shorts, some feel more comfortable in a shirt and tie. We want you to come as you are, and we pray that you’ll leave changed by the power of the Holy Spirit. We are diverse in age, background, and culture, but we are ROCK solid in our commitment to glorify God and become more like Jesus every day.

Our Purpose Statement is..

why we exist. The Rock exists to glorify God by bringing people into a right relationship with Him through the Savior Jesus Christ.

We believe that ``Loving God, Loving Others, and Serving With Joy`` is the basis of a healthy and flourishing relationship with God!

Our Mission Statement is...

our strategy to accomplish ur purpose statement. The Rock seeks to move people along the path of Spiritual Maturity through the Foundation Classes.

Fresh Start - Church Membership
Habits for Life - Discipleship
SHAPE - Ministry
SHARE - Evangelism
Lifestyle - Worship

Our Vision Statement is...

the magnitude of ministry God has called us to.

The Rock will acquire at least 25 acres of property. The ministries of the Rock will include but not be limited to: A Christian Academy for grades K-12, a worship center that will seat at least 1,500 people, an area-wide recreation ministry, a prayer and counseling center for recovery, an attendance of over 2,000 and a small group ministry that encompasses a 15-mile radius of The Rock.