Our History

History of the church

The church started as a Bible study in 1994 and started meeting as a church in May of 1995. Pastor Cal received a word from the Lord to start a Bible study first and then later He (The Lord) will grow it into a church.  This word was confirmed within days through Pastor Cal’s wife (Chery), a pastor friend, and others who requested him to start a Bible study on Sunday evenings.

The Bible study met Sunday nights for approximately one year until requests were presented to meet on Sunday mornings.  On Mothers Day in 1995 the church began its first Sunday morning meetings.  Cal Schlabach was asked to be the pastor.  Cal received pastoral training through pastors who saw the calling in his life. During the summer of 1995 a group of men, constructed the By-Laws and Policy and Procedures for the church. These men still attend the church today.

By October of 1995 Cal Schlabach was ordained, by Pastor Joey Johnson, and Pastor Bill Mitchell, to pastor and lead The Church Upon The Rock.

The church is primarily founded on; Prayer, Worship, and the Word of God.  Prayer and worship go hand in hand due to worship in many instances being our prayers to the Lord put to music.