The official church plant of Rock Harvest Church began in the heart of Pastor Robert Ferrington in September, 1993. One night in a dream, the Lord confirmed this calling of being a Sr. Pastor to Pastor Robert.
The following years have been a pursuit of this calling from serving in the youth ministries at Calvary Chapel Anaheim and Calvary Chapel La Mirada, as well as the assistant ministry at Calvary Chapel La Mirada.
During this time, Pastor Robert studied, worked, prepared, and readied himself for what he heard the Lord saying to him... "go and plant a unique church that will blend the very best of what we know church to be."
In obedience to this calling, Pastor Robert followed the leading of the Lord out to Cedar Hill, TX. It is here that the Lord specifically called Rock Harvest Church to be planted (listen to Testimony to Texas by clicking here).
Around February 2003, the Lord began burdening Pastor Robert's heart toward Texas. He began praying over the state for the specific area that the Lord would want this church to be planted. Then the Lord stirred his heart for the Dallas area. Even though this is considered to be the "Buckle" of the Bible Belt, it still seemed as though the vast majority of people were not going to church. This always presents a need. In November 2003, Calvary Chapel La Mirada sent Pastor Robert and Monica out to Texas to "spy out the land." In this trip the Lord clearly called Rock Harvest Church to be planted in Cedar Hill, TX.
From November 2003 until July 2004, the Rock Harvest Church plant TEAM formed and the Lord called His servants from several Calvary's. At the end of July 2004, Pastor Robert and the TEAM left for Texas.
Once here, we saw the Lord prepare a place as well as a people for Rock Harvest Church. Our first meeting place was Victory Gym. This workout center was owned by a Christian man who was generous enough to open his doors to us. Victory Gym leased about 1,800 square feet to us. This included bathroom and kitchen facilities as well as a nursery and aerobics room.
In September 2004, RHC officially began. It has been exciting to see the Lord work. We are especially encouraged by the preparation that the Lord has done with the hearts of the people here. We have many families as well as contacts that the Lord has brought to us that have expressed interest in this work. Our prayer is that the hearts of the people are as open to receiving all that God has for them as they are to coming to RHC.