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 scott family

Philip was raised in a Christian home and accepted Christ at an early age.  He met his wife, Heather, in the fifth grade and they married while in college.  Philip works with an association of Christian schools.  They have three children: Gabrielle, Benjamin and Nathan.  Through the years, Philip and Heather have served in various churches across Virginia and Colorado mostly through small groups and children’s ministries.  Currently Philip serves as a member of the setup and tear down team as well as facilitating a Community Group at River Rock.