Rock Church East County

★★★☆☆
  • 808 Jackman St

    El Cajon, CA 92020

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  • 619-226-7625

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The rock Church in San Diego is probably the most engaging and entertaining church sermon I have ever been to. I know some people don't like it because they feel it turns into the Miles show, but it is the way in which he presents the material in an understandable and engaging way that keeps your attention. I'll definitely be coming here again.

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★★★★★

The rock Church in San Diego is probably the most engaging and entertaining church sermon I have ever been to. I know some people don't like it because they feel it turns into the Miles show, but it is the way in which he presents the material in an understandable and engaging way that keeps your attention. I'll definitely be coming here again.

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We haven't attended the Rock regularly for the past 3 years, but we still miss Miles' sermons. They would get us talking and thinking about God and the Bible for the rest of the week - something that not all sermons do. They work very hard to encourage their members to be a positive impact in the San Diego community, which is exactly what I believe a church should do. I personally became involved in foster mentoring through their encouragement.

However, my wife and I both missed the community feel of churches where we were each raised - somewhere where you could talk to the priest/pastor after service, know a good proportion of the community, and our kids would have a nice Sunday school experience. The Rock tried to fill these gaps through their "small groups", but it just was not the same. It worked well for us as young dating singles, but not as a family with young children.

We found that it was easy to get lost in the crowd and hard to find a familiar face each time you go. But boy was it inspirational.

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★★★★☆

We haven't attended the Rock regularly for the past 3 years, but we still miss Miles' sermons. They would get us talking and thinking about God and the Bible for the rest of the week - something that not all sermons do. They work very hard to encourage their members to be a positive impact in the San Diego community, which is exactly what I believe a church should do. I personally became involved in foster mentoring through their encouragement.

However, my wife and I both missed the community feel of churches where we were each raised - somewhere where you could talk to the priest/pastor after service, know a good proportion of the community, and our kids would have a nice Sunday school experience. The Rock tried to fill these gaps through their "small groups", but it just was not the same. It worked well for us as young dating singles, but not as a family with young children.

We found that it was easy to get lost in the crowd and hard to find a familiar face each time you go. But boy was it inspirational.

Pros: Fantastic sermons, biblically based messages, high energy

Cons: Super large church loses the community church feel

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I have 4 children and have been going to the rock for 3 years. This church had changed my life through the power of Jesus. I attended the Christmas eve service which did not have the usual child care provided. I was quickly reminded of how things were before the no children under five rule, noisy and distracting. My own kids and everyone elses. Thank God for the children's ministry who are more then happy to take care of our kids during service so that we cam get the full experience of being completely immersed in Gods word that we get here. The classes are even separated by age into small groups and the children are given age appropriate bible study. What more could you ask for. I do take my 4 yr old into the sanctuary sometimes and I have never had am issue as she is very quiet and well behaved. For anyone who is posting negative comments about the Rock or pastor Miles I pray that God would soften your heart and that you would seek and find the truth of Gods word. God bless you all.

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★★★★★

I have 4 children and have been going to the rock for 3 years. This church had changed my life through the power of Jesus. I attended the Christmas eve service which did not have the usual child care provided. I was quickly reminded of how things were before the no children under five rule, noisy and distracting. My own kids and everyone elses. Thank God for the children's ministry who are more then happy to take care of our kids during service so that we cam get the full experience of being completely immersed in Gods word that we get here. The classes are even separated by age into small groups and the children are given age appropriate bible study. What more could you ask for. I do take my 4 yr old into the sanctuary sometimes and I have never had am issue as she is very quiet and well behaved. For anyone who is posting negative comments about the Rock or pastor Miles I pray that God would soften your heart and that you would seek and find the truth of Gods word. God bless you all.

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The Rock church sure does one thing great. And that's isolate themselves from society. It is one thing to profess your faith in the bible and in Gods law, but to push your values on the masses is tyranny. Not everyone in America believes in Christian values, the rock church was actively trying to get the yes vote on Prop 8. That is a great example of christians trying to FORCE their beliefs on everyone else. All it does is deplete their cause further. They need to wake up, and reevaluate their methods. This coming from someone who USED to go to the rock, I stopped when I realized it was anti gay and more the Miles show than anything else. And I am a Christian, UCSD student, native to San Diego.

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★☆☆☆☆

The Rock church sure does one thing great. And that's isolate themselves from society. It is one thing to profess your faith in the bible and in Gods law, but to push your values on the masses is tyranny. Not everyone in America believes in Christian values, the rock church was actively trying to get the yes vote on Prop 8. That is a great example of christians trying to FORCE their beliefs on everyone else. All it does is deplete their cause further. They need to wake up, and reevaluate their methods. This coming from someone who USED to go to the rock, I stopped when I realized it was anti gay and more the Miles show than anything else. And I am a Christian, UCSD student, native to San Diego.

Pros: They believe in the bible.

Cons: They want MAKE everyone believe in the bible.

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Miles is a man who speaks and stands for something, even if it isn't popular. So many scream racism, or anti-gay. Miles, is biblical and any church that isn't speaking out against things that are anti-biblical are not speaking Gods word. Sorry people, you can't pick and choose what you like from the bible. You are either a believer or your not. Miles speaks the truth and that should be appreciated and others should be so strong. I have 3 children, two which are under 7. He is not anti-child - he is pro-service. This man does service after service all day long, because he wants us to hear his message. If there are screaming or talking children, that is not fair to others. He has a ton of Sunday school classes. He even does better then many churches and offers a special needs class. This is a church that DOES care about his children. Parking, lets face it....most of us could use a walk. Isn't the lord worth walking for?!

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★★★★☆

Miles is a man who speaks and stands for something, even if it isn't popular. So many scream racism, or anti-gay. Miles, is biblical and any church that isn't speaking out against things that are anti-biblical are not speaking Gods word. Sorry people, you can't pick and choose what you like from the bible. You are either a believer or your not. Miles speaks the truth and that should be appreciated and others should be so strong. I have 3 children, two which are under 7. He is not anti-child - he is pro-service. This man does service after service all day long, because he wants us to hear his message. If there are screaming or talking children, that is not fair to others. He has a ton of Sunday school classes. He even does better then many churches and offers a special needs class. This is a church that DOES care about his children. Parking, lets face it....most of us could use a walk. Isn't the lord worth walking for?!

Pros: Biblical reality, strong pastor, life lessons

Cons: I wish Miles would bring some southern baptist praise in

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A good friend of mine has gone to this church for many years. She's a single mother and needs a lot of support at this time in her life. The church has been fair to her during this time - providing emotional support and stability for her. That is the only reason why I rate this church below a minus fifteen.
I'd like to rate it a negative 90 because the church spent a lot of money, time, energy and effort to take away the right of same-sex couples to marry. Why are they imposing their religious fear and bigotry on the rest of us? It would not be as bad if they did not fund and spread a lot of lies about Proposition 8. Look on the web for specific examples - here's one example: they said churches would lose their tax status because of Prop 8 - non-sense!
They should spend more time caring for their members and going good in the community, not attacking the civil rights of minority groups. Once they involve themselves in attack politics they head down the road of secularism and leave the realm of spirituality.

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★★☆☆☆

A good friend of mine has gone to this church for many years. She's a single mother and needs a lot of support at this time in her life. The church has been fair to her during this time - providing emotional support and stability for her. That is the only reason why I rate this church below a minus fifteen.
I'd like to rate it a negative 90 because the church spent a lot of money, time, energy and effort to take away the right of same-sex couples to marry. Why are they imposing their religious fear and bigotry on the rest of us? It would not be as bad if they did not fund and spread a lot of lies about Proposition 8. Look on the web for specific examples - here's one example: they said churches would lose their tax status because of Prop 8 - non-sense!
They should spend more time caring for their members and going good in the community, not attacking the civil rights of minority groups. Once they involve themselves in attack politics they head down the road of secularism and leave the realm of spirituality.

Pros: It's a church - they do good things in the community

Cons: Parking is terrible, plan to walk; they've used attacks on same-sex couples to gain recognition and power

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I had been going to the Rock church for 2 years until this church became not kid friendly, they do not allow kids in the sanctuary under 5 years of age. They will make you sit in the cafeteria and tell you to watch pastor Miles through a T.V. screen and tell you do praise in a room where there are only benches to sit in that are uncomfortable, but they sure will take your tithes and offerings and tell you you're not allowed in the sanctuary because kids are too noisy. HOW UNCHRISTIAN of them to tell parents not to come in with their children, not all kids are noisy and the staff should be able to tell a parent to take their kid outside of the sanctuary if the child where to start crying, etc. THey act as if children had a disease. It seems as if pastor miles never had kids, I wonder how he would feel if he went to a church that told him and is wife to sit in the kitchen because he had a child, I assure you that he wouldnt be going there.

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★★☆☆☆

I had been going to the Rock church for 2 years until this church became not kid friendly, they do not allow kids in the sanctuary under 5 years of age. They will make you sit in the cafeteria and tell you to watch pastor Miles through a T.V. screen and tell you do praise in a room where there are only benches to sit in that are uncomfortable, but they sure will take your tithes and offerings and tell you you're not allowed in the sanctuary because kids are too noisy. HOW UNCHRISTIAN of them to tell parents not to come in with their children, not all kids are noisy and the staff should be able to tell a parent to take their kid outside of the sanctuary if the child where to start crying, etc. THey act as if children had a disease. It seems as if pastor miles never had kids, I wonder how he would feel if he went to a church that told him and is wife to sit in the kitchen because he had a child, I assure you that he wouldnt be going there.

Pros: New big church, air conditioned.

Cons: parking is far and hard to find, pastor does not have people skills

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To all those people who think that Paster Miles is anti-gay, you're right...Miles is anti-"anything that directly opposes the Bible". That is what he is all about. He has a belief and he sticks to it. If you need to know the reasoning, all of it has to do with that if you are a Christian, you believe that humans were created in God's image. God created man, or LIFE. Since God creates life and we are made in His image, we, as human beings are to create life. And we create life by becoming ONE with our spouse. A gay relationship can NEVER create life. Which means if you are gay, you can NEVER do what God created you to do. If Miles didn't preach this, he would be disobeying God. If certain pastors consider themselves Christian, and they don't preach this, they are misinterpreting God's design.

And that is just one reason why Miles is anti-gay....There are many more. Those of you who are talking badly about the man should try attending a few sermons CONSECUTIVELY. If you go once and Miles says "Being Gay is wrong in God's eyes" and then you go home all angry, you are basing your opinion on a very small sample of Rock messages.

But regardless, nowhere does Miles mention hating. Its all about love. Miles loves God and loves being a leader in God's community. He wants to bring that love to everyone and being gay contradicts what God's love is all about. God still loves Gay people, but gay people do not choose to have a relationship with God because they choose to be gay. If they think they DO have a relationship with God, then that Gay person is also choosing to disregard the Bible.

Also, if you think your gay, try looking to the Lord...Seriously. Read the Bible. Attempt to understand it. The Bible is like a science book and people like Miles understand it from Beginning to end. If you aren't an expert, it is very difficult to really comprehend, unless you TRY. How many times have we as individuals thought we were right, when really, we were so wrong?

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★★★★★

To all those people who think that Paster Miles is anti-gay, you're right...Miles is anti-"anything that directly opposes the Bible". That is what he is all about. He has a belief and he sticks to it. If you need to know the reasoning, all of it has to do with that if you are a Christian, you believe that humans were created in God's image. God created man, or LIFE. Since God creates life and we are made in His image, we, as human beings are to create life. And we create life by becoming ONE with our spouse. A gay relationship can NEVER create life. Which means if you are gay, you can NEVER do what God created you to do. If Miles didn't preach this, he would be disobeying God. If certain pastors consider themselves Christian, and they don't preach this, they are misinterpreting God's design.

And that is just one reason why Miles is anti-gay....There are many more. Those of you who are talking badly about the man should try attending a few sermons CONSECUTIVELY. If you go once and Miles says "Being Gay is wrong in God's eyes" and then you go home all angry, you are basing your opinion on a very small sample of Rock messages.

But regardless, nowhere does Miles mention hating. Its all about love. Miles loves God and loves being a leader in God's community. He wants to bring that love to everyone and being gay contradicts what God's love is all about. God still loves Gay people, but gay people do not choose to have a relationship with God because they choose to be gay. If they think they DO have a relationship with God, then that Gay person is also choosing to disregard the Bible.

Also, if you think your gay, try looking to the Lord...Seriously. Read the Bible. Attempt to understand it. The Bible is like a science book and people like Miles understand it from Beginning to end. If you aren't an expert, it is very difficult to really comprehend, unless you TRY. How many times have we as individuals thought we were right, when really, we were so wrong?

Pros: Paster Miles, the whole community...learning experience for adults, but also children

Cons: size- The Church is huge and there alot of people...but thats not a bad thing

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Rock Church is a great place for worship. Great people and great location. The church is all around great.

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★★★★☆

Rock Church is a great place for worship. Great people and great location. The church is all around great.

Pros: Good Church

Cons: Size

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I went to the Rock church faithfully for 5 1/2 years. I had so much belief in this church that I sent my son to the private school (Rock Academy). My son was supposed to be in 7th grade and because they did not have enough space in the 7th grade they recommended my son repeat 6th grade. I found out that the church was unwilling to open up a second 7th grade class so to keep kids enrolled they had talked 3-4 other families into making their 12 year old boys to repeat 6th grade. I told the administration staff that I was not going to agree or go along with this. I got no satisfaction so I requested for Miles to be in a meeting and he declined. He never declined to accept my tithes or offerings. I was so offended that I do not go there any longer. It's ashame that you can become so "BIG" that you do not care about the very people that support you. I now go to a church that is smaller and more personable and I can actually have a conversation with the Pastor. The Rock lost a great family and supporter!

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to the Rock church faithfully for 5 1/2 years. I had so much belief in this church that I sent my son to the private school (Rock Academy). My son was supposed to be in 7th grade and because they did not have enough space in the 7th grade they recommended my son repeat 6th grade. I found out that the church was unwilling to open up a second 7th grade class so to keep kids enrolled they had talked 3-4 other families into making their 12 year old boys to repeat 6th grade. I told the administration staff that I was not going to agree or go along with this. I got no satisfaction so I requested for Miles to be in a meeting and he declined. He never declined to accept my tithes or offerings. I was so offended that I do not go there any longer. It's ashame that you can become so "BIG" that you do not care about the very people that support you. I now go to a church that is smaller and more personable and I can actually have a conversation with the Pastor. The Rock lost a great family and supporter!

Pros: Nice new building

Cons: To Large to get to know the Pastor

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Pastor Miles McPhearson of the Rock Church at Liberty Station in Pt. Loma, a former Charger and African American is launching a campaign to deny same-sex couples the right of marriage. How the Rock Church keeps it's tax exempt status is beyond me when Pastor McPhearson states in the Union Tribune that the church has collected signatures to write discrimination into our state consitution. He states: "When God says I created a man and then I created a woman to be united to that man, that's a whole different argument than saying a white person can't marry a black person." He considers same-sex marriage a moral issue not a civil rights issue. He fails to realize that nearly a million gay persons were murdered by the Nazi's in the deathcamps in WWII. That is why the Pink Triangle is the symbol of the Gay Civil Rights Movement. He fails to realize that until just a few years ago an employer could fire a person for being gay, not rent to them, not allow them visiting rights in a hospital when their partner is dying, the police could raid their clubs and harrass them on the streets, businesses can deny health benefits to their partners. And of course there is the murder of Matthew Shepard and the tear gassing of the Gay Families contingent in the 1999 SD Pride Parade where hundreds of spectators and children were gassed. Let's not forget the savage beating of two gay men after last year's Pride Parade. The list goes on and on. The Rock Church is full of people who believe that all the afore-mentioned is perfectly just because of their narrow interpretation of Scripture. God loves EVERYONE, no matter their color, or sexual preference. The Rock Church and especially McPherson haven't a clue to this. I would never recommend anyone to go to this church.

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★☆☆☆☆

Pastor Miles McPhearson of the Rock Church at Liberty Station in Pt. Loma, a former Charger and African American is launching a campaign to deny same-sex couples the right of marriage. How the Rock Church keeps it's tax exempt status is beyond me when Pastor McPhearson states in the Union Tribune that the church has collected signatures to write discrimination into our state consitution. He states: "When God says I created a man and then I created a woman to be united to that man, that's a whole different argument than saying a white person can't marry a black person." He considers same-sex marriage a moral issue not a civil rights issue. He fails to realize that nearly a million gay persons were murdered by the Nazi's in the deathcamps in WWII. That is why the Pink Triangle is the symbol of the Gay Civil Rights Movement. He fails to realize that until just a few years ago an employer could fire a person for being gay, not rent to them, not allow them visiting rights in a hospital when their partner is dying, the police could raid their clubs and harrass them on the streets, businesses can deny health benefits to their partners. And of course there is the murder of Matthew Shepard and the tear gassing of the Gay Families contingent in the 1999 SD Pride Parade where hundreds of spectators and children were gassed. Let's not forget the savage beating of two gay men after last year's Pride Parade. The list goes on and on. The Rock Church is full of people who believe that all the afore-mentioned is perfectly just because of their narrow interpretation of Scripture. God loves EVERYONE, no matter their color, or sexual preference. The Rock Church and especially McPherson haven't a clue to this. I would never recommend anyone to go to this church.

Pros: Tax exempt hatred

Cons: Misinterpreted Scripture

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The Rock Churches are to be avoided. They are vehemently anti-gay. They have signature drives in our community to deny basic rights to Gay folk. Pastor McPherson spearheads this effort which causes Gay folk to fear to enter certain neighborhoods, fear losing their jobs, fear losing their lives. The Church misinterprets Scripture in order to validate their hatred toward Gay folk. This causes immense misery in the Gay community. There are many many many churches in this city that love Gay people and will include them, cherish them and marry them. The most important message that Christ gave us was: LOVE THY LORD WITH ALL THY HEART AND SOUL, AND LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF. The Rock Church does neither. Please, please avoid this kind of hatred.

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★☆☆☆☆

The Rock Churches are to be avoided. They are vehemently anti-gay. They have signature drives in our community to deny basic rights to Gay folk. Pastor McPherson spearheads this effort which causes Gay folk to fear to enter certain neighborhoods, fear losing their jobs, fear losing their lives. The Church misinterprets Scripture in order to validate their hatred toward Gay folk. This causes immense misery in the Gay community. There are many many many churches in this city that love Gay people and will include them, cherish them and marry them. The most important message that Christ gave us was: LOVE THY LORD WITH ALL THY HEART AND SOUL, AND LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF. The Rock Church does neither. Please, please avoid this kind of hatred.

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The Rock is a great church - and the only one I have ever felt at home in. Through the years I had heard so much about The Rock, but I first visited back in October of '06. I started going on a regular basis back in February until we had to move to LA in May. The Rock is the first church I have attended where I felt God working - where you could feel the Holy Spirit alive and truly working through people. The Rock is a Christian church, headed by Miles McPherson (yes, a former SD Chargers player). Miles' personality is part of what makes The Rock great. His sermons are interesting, informative, and entertaining. He preaches God's Word in a way that's easy to understand, and relates it to your everyday life so you can take what you've learned and LIVE it. There are many different service times offered, so you're sure to find one that will fit with your schedule. (When the new facility opens 8/26, I've heard the Saturday night services will be ending)
The Rock is a pretty big church, and I know it's easy to feel like a small fish in a big pond. For that reason, they really endorse involvement in small groups. They offer several classes (such as Boot Camp) that will help you feel more involved in the church as well, and help you get to know God on a more personal level.
The Rock is a wonderful place, and I am so sad that I can't attend on a regular basis anymore. If you're looking for a great church in SD, chances are you've already heard about The Rock. Take the first step and go to a service (new facility is in a beautiful building in Point Loma - Liberty Station). The services are contemporary and applicable to everyday life. Whether you're a new believer, someone reaffirming your faith, or looking to deepen your relationship with the Lord, give The Rock a try. I bet you'll be glad you did.

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★★★★★

The Rock is a great church - and the only one I have ever felt at home in. Through the years I had heard so much about The Rock, but I first visited back in October of '06. I started going on a regular basis back in February until we had to move to LA in May. The Rock is the first church I have attended where I felt God working - where you could feel the Holy Spirit alive and truly working through people. The Rock is a Christian church, headed by Miles McPherson (yes, a former SD Chargers player). Miles' personality is part of what makes The Rock great. His sermons are interesting, informative, and entertaining. He preaches God's Word in a way that's easy to understand, and relates it to your everyday life so you can take what you've learned and LIVE it. There are many different service times offered, so you're sure to find one that will fit with your schedule. (When the new facility opens 8/26, I've heard the Saturday night services will be ending)
The Rock is a pretty big church, and I know it's easy to feel like a small fish in a big pond. For that reason, they really endorse involvement in small groups. They offer several classes (such as Boot Camp) that will help you feel more involved in the church as well, and help you get to know God on a more personal level.
The Rock is a wonderful place, and I am so sad that I can't attend on a regular basis anymore. If you're looking for a great church in SD, chances are you've already heard about The Rock. Take the first step and go to a service (new facility is in a beautiful building in Point Loma - Liberty Station). The services are contemporary and applicable to everyday life. Whether you're a new believer, someone reaffirming your faith, or looking to deepen your relationship with the Lord, give The Rock a try. I bet you'll be glad you did.

Pros: Great love of God and His Word. Pastor Miles McPherson.

Cons: Parking at Ruffin Road location can be a challenge, hopefully that will be improved at Libery Station.

 

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