Rock Church opens City Heights location

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SAN DIEGO – The largest church in San Diego and the 19th largest in the country, The Rock Church, is opening its fifth location in City Heights.

In 2000, Pastor Miles McPherson started the church, which has grown to over 15,000 members. The Rock Church offers 15 services on Sundays at its now five campuses and over 20 microsites.

The church held its ribbon-cutting event Tuesday to celebrate the new campus located at 4001 El Cajon Boulevard. San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman attended the event.

The new facility will house services for up to 500 parishioners. McPherson said he's excited about the growth of the church, especially in the diverse City Heights community.

"We`re a church that wants to be out in the street, helping people," McPherson said. "We're going to deploy all these people out into the City Heights community to do as much good as we can."

In the past, the church has some issues with neighbors based on the influx of traffic and parking during their Sunday services. Church organizers said they built an underground parking garage to alleviate parking concerns ahead of the new location opening.

The official grand opening will be open to the public on Sunday, Dec. 6.

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    • Kevin Wall

      @THECHURCHOFCHRISMARTIN “Awesome that this Church will be serving the City Heights multi-ethnic community.” Is this replacing the location at Liberty Station,or just a separate satellite campus?

      • thechurchofchrismartin

        @KevinWall. The Point Loma Rock Church is the main locations but there are satellite churches all over San Diego–in North County, San Ysidro, El Cajon. This new City Heights campus means a lot to Pastor Miles, as he noted last Sunday that the City Heights area has a host of ethnic diversity and plenty in need of community services. I plan to check it out this coming weekend.

  • Sean Garland

    The Rock Church encourages it’s sheeple to disconnect from friends and family that are not born again and part of their church. How many people could have been helped with the money wasted on this building that gets used once a week?

    • J.

      “The Rock Church encourages it’s sheeple to disconnect from friends and family that are not born again and part of their church. How many people could have been helped with the money wasted on this building that gets used once a week?” Sean, how many services have you been to? Or have you speaking from hurt? I am sorry if that’s where you’re coming from. The Rock’s message is to love and connect with family and friends, ESPECIALLY those who are not born again. I’ve never felt discouraged about fellowship with other brothers and sisters in Christ, regardless of others’ church membership. As far as the once a week portion of your post, if you go by the Point Loma location, there are multiple events on multiple days of the week; I wouldn’t be surprised if this place is “hopping” seven days a week. Sean, I welcome you to come back to visit.

  • k

    A great local church comes to an underserved community and help make it a better place by volunteering and actually helping people. Know one should ever be mocked for religious faith of any kind. All you bored empty atheists who think you are a genius and everyone else is stupid, please try to do something half as useful with your lives as the people at this church.

  • G

    This was the car dealership building. It will be interesting to see how the Rocks philosophy will be shared in such a community. You can’t even enter the PL location w/o signing into a computer with all your info that they keep in a database. Sorta of uncomfortable

    • Scott V.

      Entirely untrue. I’m not a member of this church though I do occasionally attend Sunday services and I’ve never had to give my personal information.

        • J.

          “You can’t even enter the PL location w/o signing into a computer with all your info that they keep in a database. Sorta of uncomfortable” Of course you can attend a service without checking in to a computer. If you have children that you are checking in, you do need to check them in. It’s a safety issue so the kids can be safely reunited with whoever brought them. Volunteers go through a rigorous background check. If you are more than a “drive-through” person and want to actually become a member of the church, you may be entered into a database for contact information purposes. Think about how many people/places have your email already… I’ve been a member over 10 years; I’m so excited to see it coming to the City Heights community. If there’s an area of San Diego that needs God’s light even more, it’s here. G, I’d recommend you give it another chance.

      • G

        Look at the computer screens on the left side of the elevators next to the welcome desk. I am not saying they don’t help, I just am very familiar with City Heights and stated this will be interesting how it plays out. Again, I wish all the best :-)

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