At Rock of Grace, we are Reaching up for the Help and Reaching out to the Hurting. This is our vision for our community and the world at large. We invite you to be our guest at one of our upcoming services at 9am or 11am or a Connect Group and join the family at Rock of Grace. If you don't find what you're looking for from the menu on the left, go to our Quick Links at the top of the site. Our prayer is that everyone at Rock of Grace will connect, grow & serve as this is how we find fulfillment in life and joy in knowing God.
My wife, Pam, and I have been leading Rock of Grace Family Ministries since 1992. We have experienced many changes at Rock of Grace over the years, but one thing has remained constant: God is faithful. We have found that to be true in our personal lives, as well. We were called into full-time ministry in 1982. In preparation, I attended Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida, graduating in the spring of 1985. We began leading a church in Ruskin, Florida in July of that same year. In the spring of 1992 we were called to Rock of Grace. Rock of Grace is a rural church in northeast Ohio, whose influence reaches a community-at-large with the love of Jesus... READ MORE
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Pastor Jordan Biel - Worship & Media Pastor
I was called into full-time ministry at youth camp when I was 12. I knew I would only be happy serving Jesus Christ. By the time I finished high school, it was confirmed that I was called to youth and worship ministries. After graduation, I helped plant a church called The Well in Geneva, IL. I went to Brownsville Revival School of Ministry (B.R.S.M) in Pensacola, FL. There I interned with President Richard Crisco and Pastor Tony Hooper and co-produced two worship CD’s and graduated with AA degrees in Pastoral Ministry and Worship Ministry. I was the youth and worship pastor here for 5 and 1/2 years and God moved us out of the youth position in Aug. of 2010 to focus on music production and traveling in ministry. I still serve as the Worship Pastor at ROG. God’s love has driven me to experience His presence every chance I can. For all information regarding our music ministry, visit www.JordanBiel.comREAD MORE
Pastor Randi McManus - Youth Pastor
Ministry is most definitely one of my greatest passions. I love serving the Lord by serving people. I have been on staff at Rock of Grace since Sept. 2012 and I'm enjoying this church family so very much! I graduated Victory School of Ministry in Youngstown, OH in the Spring of 2011 and then did a youth ministry internship at a VCC campus church. I love working with teens! Students are seeking what's real and authentic and they will search until they find it. I am privileged to be guiding them towards God! I was born in Florida and grew up in Missouri; I was called to something bigger than me when I was 16. Since then, my parents have become pastors to students of all ages at a church in Salem, OH and I strive to be like them in many ways. The Lord has directed me to Rock of Grace and I am so happy He did! This family of believers is an extraordinarily healthy church where all feel welcome. READ MORE
Christine Berry - Children's Director
In 2000, I married the man of my dreams and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education, grades 1-8 with a dual minor in Graphic Design and Studio Art. I then went on to get my Masters in the Art of Education and then God blessed us with 4 wonderful children, Kylie, Ella, Olivia and Landon. My husband, Nathan is also a teacher and teaches 7th and 8th grade students. Nate and I began attending Rock of Grace in 2002 and have been involved in several ministries but 2 years ago we felt we should join in serving on the Rock Solid Kids team and also be able to be apart of what our children do at church. We consider it a privilege and have loved serving together and working with all of the kids at Rock Solid! Our desire is to help each child grow in their daily relationship with God, learning to trust and love Him. We also strive to help develop each child's potential in Jesus.
Vicki Hunter - Creative Assistant
In 2006, God moved my family to NE Ohio and we soon made Rock of Grace our church home. Little did I know that my future included being on staff with the pastors that I love. Prior to moving here, I ran my own photography business which continued once we got settled. After 3 years, God called me to join the Rock of Grace team and set aside the business. The skills I had acquired prepared me for what I now do on a regular basis. It is my hope and desire to serve my pastors and the Rock of Grace family in whatever way I can that would bring glory to God and blessings to His people. I have a wonderful husband, Andy and three sons that support me and are active in a few of the ministries. I am truly blessed! Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathy Murphy - Administrative Assistant
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S.I.P. Sisters In Pursuit is our ministry to women. With Bible Studies, Grow Groups, Connect Groups & Events, you'll find plenty of ways to grow as a believer and find great friendships along the way. Click here for more info.
Loving Hands is a respite ministry to families with children with special needs.
If you don't see the information you're looking for, use the QUICK LINKS button at the top right corner of the website or use the Contact Us page. Thank you!
There are many ways you can get involved in serving our community with us. Below is a brief description of each community service / outreach ministry and the contact info of the person you can get in touch with.
Not all ministries are listed below - only those whose main priority to serve the community at large by going out to them and serving practical needs.
HANDYMAN MINISTRY - Serves the practical needs of widows, single moms and those simply in need in our church family and community. LEADER: John Farmwald 234-855-4774
ANGEL TREE - Delivery of Christmas gifts to children whose parent is in prison. Contact the church office: 330-924-4431
GO-TEAMS - CSM YOUTH picks a project every month. See Pastor Randi if you'd like to find out just how fun it is to serve and bless people in Jesus' Name.
Whether you are a family of one or a family of many, come here to connect with your ROG Family. This small group is kid-friendly and includes child-care. We'll begin with dinner, spend some time together and have some designated adult-only time for...
Anyone involved in any ministry is expected to attend Leadership on this night. General leadership training is led by Pastor Mark followed by an opportunity to meet with the other leadership members of your ministry team. Take advantage of this time to...
Suddenly we can find ourselves in crisis. Below is a list of various crisis-intervention ministries.
MARRIAGE & FAMILY COUNSELING
Rock of Grace // 330-924-4431 // We have many staff pastors ready and willing to counsel with you and your spouse.
Ray Balough - Abundant Life Christian Counseling // 216-287-8882 // Rev. Ray Balough is a trained Christan counselor and pastor. He'd love to talk to you and walk you through the crisis and into recovery.
Below is a list of helpful resources provided by other ministries that you may find helpful. For all information regarding Rock of Grace, use the main menu or the QUICK LINKS in the upper right corner of the website.