Rocky grew up in a northern suburb of Detroit, MI. He played soccer, was a downhill ski racer, and was active in 4-H raising pigs and steers. He was also involved in his church youth group, and on a mission trip to Mexico, felt called into ministry. In pursuit of that call, he immersed himself in college ministry while completing his bachelor’s degree. After college, Rocky pursued seminary training while living in Rochester, MN. He was then invited to pastor a church in mid-Michigan—it was during this time that he he recognized his need for further theological education. He eventually relocated to Kentucky for further seminary training, and after completion of his Ph.D., he returned to the Rochester area.
Rocky has a heart for the lost both locally and globally. He has been active in missions for the past 17 years, going on mission trips to Ecuador, Belize, Honduras, and Mexico. Through his ministry and travels, he has recognized the need for equipping Christian leaders with sound theological training so they can reach and disciple the lost in their area. Locally, Rocky has found joy in interacting with believers to discuss biblical truth and how it applies to different contexts and cultures.
Along with pastoring at Northbridge Church, Rocky serves as adjunct faculty at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and is working with Bethlehem College and Seminary to start an extension campus in Rochester, MN.
Rocky has a Bachelor of Social Work from Saginaw Valley State University. He has also earned a Master of Arts in Religion and a Master of Divinity from Liberty Theological Seminary, as well as a Master of Theology and a Doctor of Philosophy from The Southern Baptist Theologically Seminary.
Lake Orion, Michigan
Hobbies/Where You Can Find Rocky Outside Church
Hiking and biking
Renovating his house
Watching Marvel movies
Reading… lots of reading!
Rocky is married to Sarah, and they have four energetic children: Caleb 11, Cade, 9, Eliana 7, and Crosby 5.