Our Pastors Kevin & M'Lisa

PKM296x345.pngWhen Pastor Kevin began his journey of starting a church in the West Valley of Phoenix, his thought was; "People need to be able to worship without shame for what they have been through and without fear of being judged."  It was with this very thought The Rock was launched in March of 1997.

Although his messages are challenging, people also find them encouraging with the sense of humor he incorporates in his teachings.

He realizes we all encounter difficulties and we all have blown it.  But ultimately he believes and teaches through God's love we can conquer anything and live free in our spiritual lives with God.

As you follow him as a Pastor and a leader you will witness the fact he is the example of The Rock Church motto; "A church that cares where you're going... and NOT where you've been!"

Pastor M'Lisa is the Co-Founder of The Rock with her husband.  She has a powerful testimony which has been a source of strength to many through the years.  She shares her story and faith with an undeniable strength which is contagious.  When she teaches it is normal for lives to be changed and encouraged because she truly believes there is good in every person.

Her desire is to see a generational church where each person follows God and fulfills the God-given purpose for their lives.  Her love for God and others is obvious and it is the very reason people repeatedly say the same thing about her; "She's real!"

She adores her husband, 2 boys and daughter in love Kelly.  She also loves spending time with her precious Grand’darlins London & Scarlett.

Our Staff Executive Team & Leadership

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Keith Pavia: Associate / Connect Pastor

Phone: (623) 932-1009 Ext: 102
Email: keithpavia@therockaz.com
Description: Keith’s passion is for God’s people. To watch them experience growth and maturity in a relationship with the Lord that seeks and finds new levels of His power. Keith’s personal mission statement is, "Helping people who believe in Jesus, belong to Jesus."

His heart is in transformation, to help believers live a new life in Christ by studying God's word, he shares that passion in his blog, http://collaborativetransformation.weebly.com.  Keith is richly blessed with a beautiful wife, Dee and 7 boys. They were also blessed in 2014 with their first grandchild Kailei. Keith enjoys all sports, competition and riding his motorcycle whenever possible.

Favorite Scriptures: "For to me, living means living for Christ, and dying is even better." - Philippians 1:21


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Kelly Goff: Youth / Worship / Generations Pastor

Phone: (623) 932-1009 Ext: 103
Email: kellygoff@therockaz.com
Description: Kelly is passionate about the Kingdom of God and winning souls. She has a passionate desire to see this generation and the next rise up to be radical revolutionaries and world changers for Christ. She loves the lost, the local church, building up leaders, and teaching others to be a light in the darkness.

Favorite Scriptures: "Be still and know that I Am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!" - Psalms 46:10

"But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint." - Isaiah 40:31


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Fausta Bridges: Children's Administrator

Phone: (623) 932-1009 Ext: 106
Email: faustabridges@therockaz.com
Description: As the granddaughter of a minister, Fausta was blessed to grow up in a God loving household. She has always maintained her faith but it wasn’t until she came to The Rock that she really grew in understanding of winning souls to Jesus. Her desire in life is to continue to do His work and help build God’s kingdom. Fausta works in many areas of The Rock but her main focus is administration in children’s ministry. She is passionate about God, her husband Ken and their four children. She enjoys hiking, traveling and the performing arts.

Favorite Scriptures: "By his death, Jesus opened a new life-giving way through the curtain into the Most Holy Place." - Hebrews 10:20

"Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience." - Colossians 3:12


Seth Nolan - Youth Pastor @ Arrowhead

Seth Nolan: Youth / Worship Pastor

Phone: (623) 932-1009 Ext: 109
Email: sethnolan@therockaz.com
Description: Seth was born & raised in Nashville Tennessee, where he began serving in ministry from a very young age. Over the past decade Seth has developed a relentless passion for the local church. He believes that God is raising up a generation of young people who are destined to change the world through the love of Jesus Christ.

Favorite Scriptures: "For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the things he planned for us long ago." - Ephesians 2:10

"Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples." - John 13:34-35


Esteban Verdugo

Esteban Verdugo:

Phone: (623) 932-1009 Ext: 110
Email: everdugo@therockaz.com
Description: Esteban grew up in the Phoenix area with a heart for serving in and growing God’s Kingdom. Being involved in many areas of ministry, he developed a love for people and the local church. He loves to serve with his wife Leslye in helping people get and stay connected with the vision. Prior to being called into Full-Time Ministry, Esteban received his B.S. in Supply Chain Management and led Continuous Improvement efforts in the business field. His passion is to help people grow in their relationship with Christ and build relationships with those around them.

Favorite Scriptures: "And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them." - Romans 8:28


Felicia Parra

Felicia Parra: Administrative Assistant / Assistant to Sr. Pastors

Phone: (623) 932-1009 Ext: 108
Email: fparra@therockaz.com
Description: Felicia was born and raised in Arizona and has been a member of The Rock church since 2009. It wasn't long after attending that she found the purpose and plan that God had for her life, which involved helping others grow closer to theirs.

The vision and the heart behind what we do here at The Rock really solidified that this was where she needed to plant herself. She strongly believes in the vision and the stepping stones our church provides to accomplish Loving God, Loving others, and Serving the world.

Favorite Scriptures: “This is my command-be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” - Joshua‬ ‭1‬:‭9

Favorite Scriptures: “Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.” - Colossians‬ ‭3‬:‭14‬