The Rock Church was originally called Cornerstone Church and was founded by Dr. Richard Ledford, who pastored the church from June of 1991 until April of 1997.
He began the church in a Jazzercise building with only 25 members. In December of the same year, he purchased the John Deer building which now serves as our Kidz Rock and Middle School Ministry's home.
In 1993, an addition was built onto the building to serve as a sanctuary and to make room for the growth of this new ministry that God had begun in the Zachary community.
In 1995, what we now know as our sanctuary was built and the old sanctuary was used for the growing youth and children's ministries, but Dr. Ledford still had a vision.
In 1997, Dr. Ledford followed the Holy Spirit's challenge to start another work in Ohio. He then passed the pastorate to Pastor Rocky Bezet, who at the time served as an Associate Pastor.
In June of 2004, we began building our Family Life Center. It was put to use even before completion; in August 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the surrounding areas. We took in, housed, and served on a 24/7 basis more than 300 families over a 4 month period. Our church also served as a distribution center for supplies and for disaster assistance teams.
In July of 2006, the Lord directed Pastor Rocky to change the name of our church from Cornerstone to The Rock through the following portion of scripture: Matthew 16:15-18 Jesus said to them, 'But who do you say that I am?‘ Simon Peter answered and said, 'You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.'Jesus answered and sold lo him, 'Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock, I will build My church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.
Since then we have been busy about our Father's business of fulfilling the vision He has given our church.