Located in Panama City, Florida (home of the world's most beautiful beaches), The Rock is a gathering of Believers who have been joined by Holy Spirit to form a local Ekklesia of Christ's Kingdom.  There are many things about The Rock which cause us to "stand out from the crowd," so to speak. One is that we believe in and accept the actuality of present-day apostles and prophets. We base this belief on Scripture (I Corinthians 12:28 and Ephesians 4:11), which supports the validity of the five-fold ministry: apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers. 

Apostle Nolan Ball led this Ekklesia through many changes since he and his family came here in 1969. In addition to the ministry here in Panama City, Apostle Ball was involved in the training and establishing of other men in the ministry, both in the U.S. and in other countries, giving apostolic oversight to over many men and the ministries they have raised up.

Another thing that makes us different is that we choose to refer to God by the name He gave Himself--Yahweh, and we refer to Jesus by the name that was given to Him--Yahshua. More information about this can be found elsewhere in this website. (See The Name)

The Rock has a three point vision and purpose: to evangelize Bay County, build a great church, and build a base from which to touch the world. It is in the heart of those who are joined here to see that vision fulfilled!

The hope of the earth being filled with the glory of Yahweh will be realized when our lives are being lived by the anointing of Holy Spirit's active and empowering presence in every Believer, in every facet of our living. For us, our gatherings are a time when we come to hear what Holy Spirit is saying...through preaching or the prophetic word or perhaps through a testimony or a song. Whatever the means, no two services are ever alike at The Rock!

Bottom line, we believe that the gathering of Believers should be to equip and enable us so that the true expression of Yahweh's Kingdom will be evident, in all we do.

kingdom kids

We encourage parents to keep their children with them in the services at The Rock, which has worked amazingly well for us.  However, for parents who need a break or want to let their children run & play for a while, we do provide staffed nursery care each Sunday in our gymnasium, for children through age 5.  A follow-up of the lesson from Wednesday Night Kingdom Kids Class is also incorporated into the Sunday morning time with the children.

We also provide a separate, non-staffed, smaller nursery area for nursing mothers and toddlers, just outside of our main auditorium. 

young kingdom

Young Kingdom is a generation being raised up full of the Holy Ghost, shining brightly in the darkness of a lost and broken world. Their love for one another and the honor shown to those who have gone before them sets them apart from their peers. They are not intimidated by the ungodliness of this generation, but instead are steadfast and immovable in their faith and dedication to see the Kingdom of Yahweh made manifest in the earth.

Led by Pastor Ben, they meet on Sundays at 6 PM to search out the deep things of Yahweh and bring heaven to earth...for such a time as this!

kingdom conversation

Led by Donna Nicholson, Kingdom Conversation equips young ladies to declare, communicate, and demonstrate the purpose, power, precepts, and principles of the Kingdom of Yahweh.  This group provides a wonderful opportunity to deal with spiritual truths blended with social topics.  They meet on Wednesday evenings at 6:30

Visit Kingdom Conversation Facebook page for updates!

outpost valeo

At Outpost Valeo, the young men of The Rock are learning about strength--of body, mind, character and spirit--and are endeavoring to rely on and hold up each other.

Joining strength to strength...for the sake of the Kingdom.

Led by Christopher Woods

women of the rock

The Rock Women is a group of beautiful ladies of all ages coming together strength to strength to encourage and love one another.  We are full of the Holy Ghost, joined together in passion and purpose for the things of Christ’s Kingdom.  Refusing to be identified by the pain of the past or by the voices of modern culture, we have found our true identify in Him.  We are free to love and to be loved, and we walk joyfully with our apostle, our families and our friends, making Yahweh’s glory known in all that we do.   And we have fun!  We have been healed, made whole, filled with His grace, and renewed by His word….and we know you can be, too! 

single adults

First of all, this is not a dating club!  This ministry is designed to enrich the lives of Single Adults of all ages, stages, and phases of life’s journey, through social interaction and events.  They get together once a month at various locations.  Check The Rock Singles Facebook page for info!