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 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 BolES Family

Brad has served as a Deacon, Small Group Leader, Awana Commander, High School Community Group Director and led the College/Young Professional in other churches since 1998. Brad and his wife Tami have been married for 32 years and have been blessed with two adult daughters; Haleigh and Tori, and two grandsons; Cooper and Tristan. After serving eight years in the Army Intelligence Corps, Brad has been employed by the Federal Government for the past 23 years.