Elders


The Nicely Family

For 25 years Rick has served in the area of student ministry in churches across the state of Virginia. After serving the last 12 years as the high school Pastor at Spotswood, the Lord is now leading the Nicely’s to the Ladysmith area to plant a new church. Pray for the Nicely family as they boldly follow God’s leading in fulfilling his command of making disciples and planting churches. Rick and his beautiful wife Michelle have been married for over 20 years and love being the parents of their two daughters, Hope and Emmi .

The Stone Family

Jim Stone currently serves as our Associate Pastor. He and his wife Elaine have served for 42 years in multiple full-time pastoral positions in Maryland and Virginia. They've committed their lives to serving people to the glory of God: spreading His love and hope. Being married for 39 years, they have three married children: Aaron & Missy, Jesse & Brooke, and Olivia & Daniel. They also share six grandchildren earth-side and one residing in heaven. They are thrilled to begin their partnership at River Rock; thanking God for this new ministry adventure.

the morrow family

Jonathan was born and raised in the Fredericksburg area and currently works locally at M&M Auto Parts. The Lord led his family to Ladysmith and he is passionate about helping people meet the real Jesus. Not the watered down, easy to digest commercialized version of Jesus that has been created by culture and sometimes the church, but the Jesus we discover in the Bible. He has been married to his beautiful bride Ruthie for over 13 years and they have two awesome boys Jack and Eli. Our life is a constant adventure!

the johnson family

Matt was saved by God as a child through the ministry of the local church but it was at college through the ministry of the local church that Matt became exposed to intentional discipleship and church planting. Matt has been serving at River Rock since it was planted and currently oversees the community groups and assists in preaching and teaching. In addition to serving at River Rock, Matt supports our US military through civil service. He is happily married to his high school sweetheart, Jessica, and blessed with two beautiful children.

the Norris family

Jimmy accepted Christ as a 13-year old in his hometown of Searcy, Arkansas.  He has served as a teacher, deacon, and board/council member in Texas, Hawaii, Georgia, New York, and Virginia churches.  He served 22 years as an Army officer and 17 as a federal executive before consulting for 5 years prior to final retirement.  He serves as a teacher and member of the Stewardship Committee for River Rock Church Caroline.  He and his wife, Marilyn, have been married 54 years, have three children (one deceased), a daughter-in-law, a son-in-in-law, and eight grandchildren. 

the jones family

Kenny has served as a Small Group Leader and Deacon at churches in Virginia, North Carolina, and Okinawa, Japan for the past ten years. For the last 21 years he has been serving as an Artillery Officer in the United States Marine Corps. He and his family hope to one day make Virginia their home when God is ready for him to retire from the Marine Corps. Kenny and his wife Lyndsay have been married for over 19 years and are the parents of three daughters: Elizabeth, Ashleigh, and Addison.