The Solid Rock Church was established in September of 2015 but was birthed many years before in the heart of Pastor Derek and Tonya Sargent. Having graduated from Rogers High School in Puyallup, WA (South Hill) in 1995, Derek moved away from WA soon afterwards. The next 20 years brought the marriage of Derek and Tonya, two wonderful daughters Carley and Taylor, and a calling of ministry upon Derek and his family. In 2005, while Derek was attending Bible College, he realized that he was to go back to South Hill, WA to pastor someday. He did not know when or how but he knew that it would happen. Then in 2013 Derek began to feel the calling to go to South Hill to start a church.
This is when The Solid Rock Church began to take form within the heart of the Sargent family. In May 2015 the Sargent family sold all they had in Sacramento, CA and moved to South Hill. The vision and the dream was finally taking form! Starting out with services in their home which eventually moved to its current location, The Solid Rock Church has become a place where people can find their Hope in Jesus Christ and become all that God has intended them to become. As the story of The Solid Rock Church is still being written, we invite you to come see God’s story fulfilled in your own life. There is still Hope in this world! Your life story is still being written!
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Pastor Derek Sargent lives in South Hill, WA and he has been married to his wife, Tonya, for almost Nineteen years. They have been blessed with two incredible daughters: Carley (17) and Taylor (15).
While living in Elk Grove, CA, at the age of 25 Rev. Sargent answered his call to ministry. Under the tutelage and encouragement of Pastor Myles Young, he learned how to allow God to use him in any area that was needed for the work of the Kingdom. This hunger and desire to be used of God led him to have the opportunity to serve as Outreach Pastor at The Rock Church in Elk Grove, CA, as Assistant Pastor at a daughter work in Jackson, CA, and as Assistant Pastor in Carson City, NV.
Pastor Sargent holds a Bachelor's degree in Church Administration/Church Leadership from Patten University, and he has a Master of Arts in Ministry with a concentration in Christian Ministry and Leadership from Hope International University/AST. He also is adjunct professor for Apostolic School of Theology and Hope Corps.
We Pray Together Aloud
“They lifted up their voice to God with one accord.”-Acts 4:24
We Lift Our Hands
“Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord.”-Psalm 134:2
We Sing With All Our Hearts
“Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.”-Psalm 98:4
We Play Musical Instruments
“And all the house of Israel played before the LORD on all manner of instruments.”-II Samuel 6:5
We Anoint With Oil
“Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.”-James 5:14
We Clap & Shout Unto God
“O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.”-Psalm 47:1
We Dance Before the Lord
“Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.”-Psalm 150:4
We Testify Publicly
“I will declare thy name unto my brethren; in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.”-Psalm 22:22