Our Vision

Our vision is to be a church that ultimately Receives, Equips, Impacts, and Sends. While this is a long term goal, we make strides everyday to put our vision into practice with the help of you, our congregation! Learn more about our vision by exploring the various elements below.

Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). We are all weary and burdened in some way. We are all broken people. We all have struggles. We all have baggage. At RockPointe, it’s okay to come just as you are. You don’t have to clean yourself up first or pretend that everything is perfect. We welcome you, we care about you and we’re glad to share life with you. If you would like to learn more about RockPointe Church, visit with us during Dinner With the Pastor or to learn more about becoming a member come to a Membership Matters class!
Would you expect a carpenter to build a house without a saw or a set of blueprints? And wouldn’t it be better if there was someone to help him out with the heavy lifting instead of him trying to do it all by himself? In the same way, we want to come alongside and help you develop the skills and wisdom needed to live a life of meaning and purpose. We want to help you know and follow God’s best for your life (Hebrews 13:20-21). We want to help you discover the freedom of knowing and living by the truth of God’s word (2 Timothy 3:16). We want you to experience the joy and peace that come as you depend on the power of God instead of trying to live life in your own strength (Galatians 5:22-25).
One of the greatest blessings of the Christian life is watching God use us to serve and encourage those around us. We want to use the gifts and resources God has given us to minister to children, students, men & women. We have a multitude of opportunities to do that right here within the RockPointe family as well as in our local neighborhoods and communities. We want to be a church that makes a positive impact for Christ in the life of every person that enters our doors as well as those who live nearby. Click here to learn how you can impact our local community.
Jesus said, “Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations” (Matt 28:19-20). We are probably not going to become a mega-church. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with thousands of people coming to one location. That’s just not who we think God has called RockPointe to be. Instead, a unique part of our vision is to send people out…releasing leaders and families to start new churches…encouraging and supporting those who are mission-minded…and partnering with those who have a passion for loving and serving the most neglected and needy. Learn more about how you can be a part of church plants or international missions.

RockPointe Church exists “to love God with all that we are while making more and better followers of Christ.”

We want everything we do at RockPointe to be motivated by a thankful heart. Our love for God is simply a response to the amazing love He has poured out on our behalf (Romans 5:8). And we want to share that good news with everyone!

Our Beliefs

The following doctrinal statement represents the beliefs upon which RockPointe Church’s ministry is founded. It is intended to summarize, but not comprehensively review, the basic doctrinal beliefs of our fellowship. We hold the following statements true according to the Scriptures.

Statement of Faith

We believe God breathed out the original writings of both the Old and New Testaments to human writers by means of the Holy Spirit, who chose the words employed according to the personality and background of the human author. We believe that these writings were without error and are of supreme and final authority in the lives of believers in any age (2 Timothy 3:16)
We believe that there is but one true God, who eternally exists as three distinct persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who exclusively share in the work of creation, maintenance of the universe, redemption and judgment (Genesis 1:1; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14).
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Eternal Son – who entered the human race, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin, Mary and that He is fully God and fully man. He lived a life of perfect obedience to the Father and voluntarily fulfilled the will of God by laying down His life as the atoning sacrifice for humanity’s sin. Having fully satisfied Divine justice, He achieved salvation for all who place their trust in Him. Raised from the dead by God, He ascended to heaven and is currently interceding for His own, awaiting His return to consummate God’s kingdom and redemptive plan (Matthew 1:22-23; John 1:1-5; Romans 1:3-4)
We believe the Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth guidance in doing what is right. The maturing Christian seeks to live under His control daily (2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; John 14:16-17).
We believe that Man was created in the image of God, but was separated from God because of Adam’s sin. As a result the image of God in Man became damaged – defaced, but not erased. Therefore, all human beings are born with a sinful nature and are unable to function in moral responsibility before God. We need spiritual regeneration before we can become what God meant us to be (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; 59:1-2; Romans 3:23)
We believe that Jesus died upon the cross as a sinless substitute for sinners of all ages and times, and that the Father was thus, by means of the Spirit, reconciling the world to Himself. All who receive the risen Jesus as Lord, by grace through faith, are spiritually born into permanent membership in the family of God (Romans 5:1; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26).
We believe there is one true Church universal, consisting of all who recognize Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. The body of Christ finds expression as local churches where those who have been regenerated by the Spirit come together. Operating under the direction of Jesus as Lord and Head of His body and through Godly servant leadership, believers devote themselves to worship, prayer, teaching of the Word, observance of baptism and communion, fellowship, service to the body and outreach to the lost (Matthew 16:18; 28:18-20; Acts 2:42-47; 20:28; 1 Corinthians 12:7-12; Ephesians 4:7,11-13)
We believe in the imminent, bodily and visible return of Jesus Christ to this earth to bring to completion His redemptive and kingdom plan. All people who have died will be raised from the dead, and those who have been redeemed will participate in eternal life in the presence of the God, but those who have rejected Christ will suffer eternal separation from God (1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13; Matthew 25: 31, 34, 41; 1 Corinthians 15:50-56; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-2, 3-4, 8; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3, 8-10 ; Revelation 3:5; 20:12; Revelations 21:1-5).
God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood or adoption. Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment. It is God’s unique gift to reveal the union between Christ and His church and to provide for the man and the woman in marriage the framework for intimate companionship, the channel of sexual expression according to biblical standards and the means for procreation of the human race. Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord. Parents are to demonstrate to their children God’s pattern for marriage (Genesis 1:26-28; Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Joshua 24:15; 1 Samuel 1:26-28; Psalm 78:1-8; Psalm 127; Psalm 139:13-16; Proverbs 5:15-20; 22:6; Matthew 18:2-5; Romans 1:18-32; 1 Corinthians 7:1-16; Hebrews 13:4)

Our History

In March of 2001, Ron and Allison Holton began to pray and dream of planting a new church. At the time, Ron was serving as the singles minister at Prestonwood Church. From the beginning, they were encouraged to pray specifically about the newly developed Lantana area.

This was the start of an incredible journey of seeing the Lord direct, provide for, and clarify the vision of RockPointe Church. After meeting at several different locations throughout the years and even changing the church name, the story continues to unfold today in ways we could not have imagined.

In January 2013, the church broke ground on the new Worship Center and Pre-School space.  We moved into that facility in March of 2014.

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Church Structure

Why Is RockPointe An Elder Led Church?

The Greek word presbuteros, translated “elder” in English, is found 58 times (by far the most used term for church leaders) in the Greek New Testament.

The Judean Church possessed “elders” (Acts 11: 30).

  • They were appointed by Paul and Barnabas (Acts 14:23).
  • They were visited by Paul and Barnabas in Jerusalem (Acts 15:2).
  • Peter appealed to the “elders” as a “fellow elder” (I Peter 5:1).
  • They are entrusted with God’s work (Titus 1:5-7).
  • They “direct the affairs of the church,” and some do the work of “preaching and teaching “(I Tim 5:17).
  • The last two passages listed are the primary passages that indicate that the Pastor was also regarded as one of the “elders.”
  • It is because of these Scriptures and many others that RockPointe believes that the governing leaders of the church should be elders.

Throughout Scripture the words “overseer and elder” are used interchangeably
(much like we use the terms “pastor and preacher”).

  • Elders can be nominated by any covenant member who is currently serving in a ministry of RockPointe Church.
  • All nominations must meet the standards listed for an elder in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1:6-9.
  • An elder must have served in the church for a minimum of two years.
  • An elder must be an active Covenant member of the church.

Believers Baptism

What Is Believer’s Baptism?

At RockPointe, we affirm that the Bible teaches that Believer’s Baptism is both a symbolic and vital step of obedience in professing our conversion and new life in Jesus Christ. We hold that Baptism, which is the ceremonial process of being dipped into water during a time of worship before the whole church body, is a beautiful sign and symbol of Christ’s own death, burial, and resurrection (Romans 6:4). When we are each baptized, symbolically we also are being “buried” into the water and then raised out of the water which symbolizes our “resurrection” to new life in Jesus Christ. We baptize individuals who can articulate their conversion experience.

Why Believer’s Baptism?

Importantly, we affirm the biblical teaching that only professed Believers, (i.e. those who are old enough to profess that they have had a conversion experience and have given their lives fully to Jesus Christ for salvation) – should be baptized. AFTER, we have received Christ as Savior, we are called to publicly identify with other Believers within the Church that Jesus has saved us (Luke 12:8). The symbolic act of baptism declares publicly that we desire to walk in obedience with Him (Matthew 28:19). Therefore, the act of Believer’s Baptism is commanded in Scripture for all believers, is a symbolic act for our spiritual resurrection and identification with Christ’s, and is a beautiful public profession that we stand with other Believers of all ages as born-again followers of Christ.

Why Should I Be Baptized?

Because of the Lord Jesus:

  • Jesus was Baptized (Matthew 3:17), demonstrating His own obedience, humility, and the filling of the Holy Spirit. (At Jesus’ baptism, the Trinity was present and God publicly blessed His Son’s example – John 3:17)
  • Jesus Commands that all Believers should be baptized (1John 2:3, Acts 2:38)
  • Jesus authorized His apostles to Make disciples (Saved) & Baptize them: (Matthew 28:19-20)

The Importance And Meaning Of Baptism

  • The Word “Baptize” means to dip, immerse, sink, or plunge.
  • The ancient Greek Word “Baptize” cannot mean to pour-out/over or to sprinkle. The Bible nowhere uses pour/sprinkle as a mode of baptism.
  • Baptize is always used in the New Testament as being “immersed” or dunked.

What Baptism Does NOT Mean

  • Baptism does not (cannot) save you (Eph. 2:8-9)
  • Baptism plays NO role in our salvation (Eph. 2:1)
  • Baptism is not a ‘washing away’ of your sins (Heb. 9:22)

What Baptism DOES Mean

Baptism is a symbol of death/burial/resurrection of Jesus Christ (Rom. 6:4;
Col. 2:12)

  • Baptism spiritually identifies us with Jesus in a like manner of His death and resurrection.
  • Baptism is a public profession of Jesus as our Savior & Lord before the Church.

For more information on being baptized at Rockpointe, email Virginia.

Prayer Team

This team is a group of people committed to praying over prayer requests submitted by the church body each week. Each person on the team receives a weekly email with a list of prayer requests to pray over. If you would like to be on the Prayer Team, please send an email to J’Lynn.

Prayer Room

Our prayer room is the glass room with the curtain, located on the west side of the sanctuary, and provides a comfortable place for you to be with the Lord.  Anytime the room is available, you are welcome to pray there.

Prayer Partners

Prayer Partners are called to come forward at the pastor’s direction during the conclusion of the service to receive and pray for those in the congregation who come for prayer support.  If you would like to be a prayer partner, please contact Karen.

Submit Your Prayer Request

Please send us your request and it will be added to the weekly email that the church staff and prayer team pray over.  The request will remain on the list for one month, but you can update it for a longer period of time.

Staff Directory

Alan Michael

Executive Pastor

Randy Riggins

Sr. Associate Pastor

Matt Byrd

Worship Pastor

Dawn Leath

Women's Ministry Director

Brian Sanders

Marriage Pastor

Edie Sanders

Marriage Ministry Director

Brandon Graham

Men's Minister

Christy McCallum

Children's Minister

Destin Garner

Student Ministry Pastor

Mark Merritt

Facilities Director

Cinnamon Dilts

Communications Director