Affiliated Churches & Links
Rock Church International
Bishop Anne Gimenez
In October of 1968, Rock Church was founded when John & Anne Gimenez were traveling from Pennsylvania to Florida and stopped in Virginia to appear on The 700 Club. The Prophetic word declared, “…I am sending you to a people you know not of…” inspiring them to trust God for clear direction. John Gimenez felt compelled to seek an empty church building as a sign of God’s confirmation. Incredibly, a church building became available in Norfolk for revival services which was soon overflowing with spiritually hungry people.
In 1971 the first Rock Church sanctuary was dedicated debt free! God continued to move and grow the ministry, opening doors to broadcast on national television reaching millions of people with the gospel.
The next generation of leadership emerged in 2013, when founder Anne Gimenez along with the Rock Church elders & leadership installed John and Robin Blanchard as the new Senior Pastor of the Rock Church International. Pastors John & Robin’s continuation of the original vision expands to reach another generation for Christ through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit and the prophetic word of the Lord at the forefront.
Today, the Rock Church has impacted the world with over 500 churches internationally. This apostolic ministry is committed to equipping people from the “cradle to the grave” to fulfill the purpose of God.
Rock Church of Virginia Beach - Bishop Anne Gimenez
East Gate Christian Fellowship
Pastor Lou Badolato
Pastor Lou Badolato grew up in the Baltimore, Maryland area where he pastored and ministered at the Rock Church for eighteen years. He and his family then served almost two years in Ukraine as missionaries. In 1998, God led him to start North Shore Rock Church, which became East Gate Christian Fellowship, in Salem, Massachusetts.
Lou Badolato is currently the Pastor of East Gate Christian Fellowship in Salem, Massachusetts, and is the founder of Kingdom Life Ministries. The Kingdom Life Center which is a center for Prayer Ministry, Healing Rooms, local church unity services, a future Intern Program/ Bible College, a forthcoming food program and much more.
East Gate Christian Fellowship - Pastor Lou Badolato
Kingdom Life Ministries - Pastor Lou Badolato
Rock Church of Largo
Rev. David & Anita Heaberlin
David and Anita came to Rock Church in February 2003, when they were prophetically called out of the Church they had been in for 15 years. “The Lord says I’m going to pick you up and I’m going to re-pot you and replant you because you’re root bound ..... And I’m gonna use you. And I’m gonna put you on the front lines. "
David spent his early days in a Nazarene Church in Ohio where at age 12 received the call to Preach the word of God. Two years later he moved to Florida and met Anita at the 1st church of the Nazarene in Clearwater. They were married there 6 years later in 1980. God blessed them with 3 children.
In 1988 David renewed his promise to God to go into full time ministry, attending Bible school at Countryside Christian Training Center in Clearwater. Anita followed suit and enrolled a couple of years later. David served as a Deacon at Countryside Christian Center for 13 years, and then as Associate Pastor at Rock Church of Tampa Bay for over 3 years.
David is now the senior pastor of the Rock Church of Largo, Florida which held its first Sunday service on January 4, 2009. This is the first satellite church birthed from the Rock Church of Tampa Bay.
Rock Church of Largo
Service Days and Times
Doorway to Freedom Inc.
Revs. Robert and DeMarcy Brock
The ministry, led by Revs. Robert & DeMarcy Brock, focuses on promoting freedom from brokenness through teaching, ministry, and a lifestyle of worship. The brokenness can be any of life's controlling issues such as, sexual addictions, pornography, drug and/or alcohol abuse, sexual abuse, gender identity issues, homosexuality, fear and pride. Anything that comes between you and a more passionate relationship with Christ.
Church & Ministry Affiliations
Fountainhead Congregation - Dr. Lynn Lucas
Rock Church of Tarboro - Pastors Mike And Mary Chatt