WHO WE ARE
BUILDING SOLID LIVES
"Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock."
STATEMENT OF FAITH
WHAT WE BELIEVE
The Eternal God
We believe that God is a three-person being: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
(II Corinthians 13:14)
The Fall of Man
We believe that humans were created in the image of God, but fell from perfection and relationship with God by voluntary disobedience.
The Plan of Salvation
We believe that while we were still sinners Christ died in our place; paying for all of our sins past, present and future.
(John 3:16; Romans 5:8)
Salvation Through Grace
We believe that salvation comes only through Jesus by God's grace and our faith not by our good works.
The Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit is the Person and the Power by which assistance and ability are given for serving and for sharing the life of God with others.
(Acts 1:8; 2:4)
The Spirit-filled Life
We believe that it is the will of God for believers to be led and empowered daily by the Holy Spirit.
The Fruit of the Spirit
We believe that a Christian should show spiritual fruit, such as love, as evidence of a Spirit-filled life.
We believe that divine healing is the power of Jesus Christ to heal in answer to the prayer of faith.
The Second Coming of Christ
We believe that the second coming of Christ is personal and imminent.
We believe that it is a believer's duty to identify and regularly assemble with other believers in a local church.
(Acts 16:5; Hebrews 10:25)
We believe that authorities should be obeyed at all times except when things oppose the will of God.
The Final Judgment
We believe that all shall stand some day before God to be judged; and there receive eternal life or eternal death.
(II Corinthians 5:10)
We believe that heaven is the beautiful and eternal home of born-again believers.
(John 14:1-3; Revelation 7:15-17)
We believe that hell is a literal place of eternal torment for all who reject Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
(Revelation 20:10, 15)
We believe that winning people to Jesus is the most important responsibility of every believer.
Tithes and Offerings
We believe that the method designed by God for the support and spread of His cause is the giving of tithes and free-will offerings.
(Malachi 3:10;II Corinthians 9:7)
We believe that the Bible is God's Word, and not only contains truth but is truth.
(II Timothy 3:16, 17)
The Gifts of the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit has supernatural abilities to distribute to Christians.
(I Corinthians 12:1-11)
Repentance and Acceptance
We believe that by sincerely turning away from sin and whole-heartily accepting Jesus as Lord, one is made right before God.
(II Peter 3:9; Romans 10:9, 10)
The New Birth
We believe that each one who receives Jesus becomes a new person inside.
(II Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20)
We believe that all new believers should be baptized in water to publicly announce their new faith in Jesus Christ.
Daily Christian Life
We believe that God expects and Christians should desire to live in obedience to God's Word.
The Lord's Supper/Communion
We believe that Christians should partake of bread and grape juice as symbols, to remember what Christ accomplished for them on the cross.
(Luke 22:19, 20)
We believe that a believer's daily walk and experience should never lead into extremes of fanaticism.
JERRY & KIMBERLY DIRMANN
Jerry and Kimberly are the founding and senior pastors of The Rock, the Anaheim Foursquare Church. Jerry is also the author of Operation Solid Lives, a discipleship system that has served tens of thousands of students in hundreds of churches in fifteen countries.
Jerry and Kimberly have been married since 1987. They have two adult children--Alexa, who is married to Izzy; and Jonathan, who is married to Marlene--and five grandchildren.
Assistant Senior Pastor
House Church Certification and Training
Carl began full-time ministry at The Rock in 2005, after retiring from the business world. Carl and his wife Terrye were married in 1980. They have 4 children, 9 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren in the U.S., with another 28 adopted grandchildren in Jinja, Uganda.
Jonathan and his wife Marlene have been married since 2014, which is the same year they began their pastoral ministry. They have three young children, Riley, Noah and Emma.
Administration and Finances
Tristan has been on the staff since 2002. He and his wife Erica married in 2010. They have two young sons, River and Liam.
Luke has been on staff since 2013. Luke and his wife Kayla have been married since 2015. They have 3 young sons, Judah, Zion and Justice.