Where COTR Began
Church on the Rock got it's start in Pitt Meadows in 2010. Josh and Lisa Arrington after having served as a Youth Minister in Texas, and upon taking a mission trip with students to Vancouver began praying about how the Lord would send one of the students in their group back to Vancouver, never knowing that the Lord was actually calling them to come and begin implementing His vision for reaching people with the Gospel and planting churches. After beginning with meeting for Bible Studies in their home at the Ford Rd. Housing Co-op, then eventually in Heritage Hall, COTR now has grown to the point of sharing a building with another church in Pitt Meadows, all the while keeping the aim of making disciples, developing leaders, and sending them out to plant churches in the Greater Vancouver Area and around the world. After serving the community of Pitt Meadows with no strings attached for now 6 years, COTR has become a staple of servanthood in the community. In 2015, COTR birthed their very first daughter church plant in the neighboring community of Maple Ridge in the Albion neighborhood. With the vision to continue planting churches, COTR has made that happen by the grace of God and will continue to seek new locations for Church On the Rock throughout the Fraser Valley.
Vision of COTR
The vision of Church On the Rock is simple in that we exist to make disciples, develop leaders, and to send them out to live lives of impact right where they live. We strive to serve our community and in turn to impact the world. We want to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and walk through life with believers who have put their trust in the Lord for salvation, while continuing to preach the Gospel to those who may have never heard the name of Jesus. Along with that, we desire to develop leaders and lead people who are believers to understand that God has given them talents and abilities to be used for His glory within the church and in the community. In so doing, the goal is to serve with no strings attached to the glory of God and impact our neighborhoods and communities as a whole. Finally, our aim is to send those leaders out to plant new churches in the neighborhoods in which they live, and around the world.