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.
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!