The Story of NorthRock Church
In the fall of 2006, my wife, Alicia, and I were driving through the north part of San Antonio, when God dropped a dream in my heart. It was a dream to plant a life-giving church in San Antonio, Texas. We prayed, fasted, and talked to mentors and our pastor. During this time of seeking God’s plans, we would often drive down to San Antonio from Austin, where we lived, to just dream and pray. One day, I pulled over on the side of the road because I was overwhelmed by what I saw. There was a sea of rooftops for as far as the eye could see. God spoke to me that day and said, “Every rooftop represents a family. Every rooftop represents people who are broken and hurting, and whose lives have been shattered by addictions, marriage issues, mental health issues, and hopelessness. Every rooftop represents people who need the grace, love, and hope that I can give them. Every rooftop needs me.” So in the summer of 2008, Alicia, myself, and our two boys, Mason and Britton, moved to San Antonio and launched NorthRock Church on January 18, 2009.
From the early days, we’ve dreamed of being a multi-site church that gives easy access to everyone from every corner of San Antonio. So in September 2019, we launched a second location in the central part of San Antonio which is now in the Midtown area. Then, in September of 2021, a third location opened in the far north part of San Antonio, in Bulverde, TX. And, as we always say at NR…we are just getting started! We are fiercely committed to the mission at NorthRock: To see lives [re]defined by being filled with Life in Christ. I love my city, I love my church, and we won’t stop until Jesus runs this town!