Josh and Lisa Arrington
Church On The Rock got its start in Pitt Meadows in 2010. Josh and Lisa were serving in Youth Ministry in Texas and, upon taking a mission trip with students to Vancouver, they began praying about how the Lord would send some of their students back to Vancouver for ministry. However, the Lord’s plan was to send Josh and Lisa themselves. Josh and Lisa moved to Canada in 2010 with their family and began the church planting ministry that has resulted in Church On The Rock (Pitt Meadows).
Church On The Rock exists to serve the community of Pitt Meadows and to share the love of Jesus with the community. The vision of Church On The Rock is to make disciples, develop leaders, and send them out to live lives of impact right where they live. Their goal is to serve the community of Pitt Meadows with no strings attached and to impact the neighborhoods and surrounding communities.
Matthew and Heather Bond
After a sixteen-year career in public education, followed by five years in full time ministry in Tennessee, God led Matthew and Heather to a church planting ministry on Vancouver Island. They are planting Ekklesia Church – A Kingdom Minded Church on Vancouver Island. Their desire is to see lives changed through sharing the gospel and the Love of Jesus Christ.
Ekklesia Church began as a church planting vision and is now a thriving church which is intentionally engaging the community of Sidney with the Gospel message. Ekklesia is the first step in creating a church planting network and training center on Vancouver Island to multiply churches on the Island and beyond.
Brad and Rhonda Forlow
Brad and Rhonda Forlow moved to Steveston in August 2013 with their three children to start a new church. Prior to entering full-time ministry, Brad earned a PhD in Chemical Engineering and worked in academia and industry for over 10 years. Rhonda earned an EdD in Educational Administration and has experience as a teacher, administrator, advocate, and curriculum writer.
God called the Forlow family to Steveston to start a gospel-centered, mission-focused church. Brad serves as the Lead Church Planting Missionary and Lead Pastor of River Community Church. They envision a church passionate about changing lives, transforming communities and impacting the nations.