Church History

Rock City Church has been working to influence the city of Baltimore for Jesus Christ for many years. The church has experienced growth since 1983 when Bishop Bart Pierce came to Baltimore. Bishop Pierce and his wife, Coralee, were saved through the ministry of Rev. John and Anne Gimenez, pastors of the Rock Church at Virginia Beach, Virginia. Within months after Pastor’s arrival in Baltimore, the congregation outgrew the basement of a large old home where it had been meeting. They moved into a newly erected sanctuary adjacent to the old home and atop the hill on Cromwell Bridge Road. A Christian Academy was established the same year, 1983.

As the Body continued to grow, the church began to build again. In 1986, the Rock Church Family Life Center was dedicated. Just months later, it was declared debt-free. The building served as their sanctuary for nine years and was used for Rock City Church Academy until 1996.

The Church has continued to grow over the years. The current 3,000 seat sanctuary was completed in 1995. Then, in December 1998, to reflect our vision and heart for the city, we officially changed our name to Rock City Church. The Lord has spoken prophetically that Rock City Church of Baltimore would see a harvest of souls. There is great anticipation and expectancy for what God will do. The history of RCC has been rich, but the work has just begun. As the Church grows in numbers, so it does in the ability to transform lives, to end despair, and to offer hope through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Our History

1983 – Bishop comes to Baltimore and the church experienced substantial growth within months after outgrowing a basement moving into a newly erected sanctuary adjacent to the old home and atop the hill on Cromwell Bridge Road. A Christian Academy was established the same year, 1983.

1986 – The Rock Church Family Life Center was built, dedicated and declared debt-free just a few months later. This building served as the primary sanctuary and used for Rock City Church Academy until 1996.

1988 – Washington for Jesus 88′

1992 – The Church continued to grow and construction started on a new larger sanctuary.

– Washington for Jesus 92′

1995 – Our current 3,000 seat sanctuary was completed and dedicated in November.

1996 – Washington for Jesus 96′

1997 – After Bishop returned from a trip to Brownsville, FL, God’s presence showed up and changed the purpose of our church. For three years, revival services were held three nights a week with Tommie Tenney, who wrote the book God Chasers (link to bookstore) out of these meetings.

1998 – In December 1998, to reflect our vision and heart for the city, we officially changed our name to Rock City Church.

2000 – The Call DC

2001 – Peace for the City (One-Won Conference @ Camden Yards bringing churches in Baltimore together)

2003 – Compassion Commission gives away a new house every year to a family who has never owned a home.

2004 – Compassion Commission gives away a new house every year to a family who has never owned a home.

2005 – Seeking Our Brothers book written by Bishop Bart Pierce

2005 – Compassion Commission gives away a new house every year to a family who has never owned a home.

2006 – Compassion Commission gives away a new house every year to a family who has never owned a home.

2007 – Compassion Commission gives away a new house every year to a family who has never owned a home.

2007 – The Bribe of Great Price and Cover Me in the Day of Battle was written

2008 – Compassion Commission gives away a new house every year to a family who has never owned a home.

2009 – Station North Thrift Store opens on Greenmount Ave to provide affordable items to local residents.

2009 – Compassion Commission gives away a new house every year to a family who has never owned a home.

2010 – The Holy Ghost Café dining hall was completed with a commercial kitchen to hold large gathering internally.

2010 – Compassion Commission gives away a new house every year to a family who has never owned a home.

2011-2016 Compassion Commission gives away 6 new homes to families who have never owned a home.

Present – A prophetic word came that Rock City Church of Baltimore would see a harvest of souls. There is great anticipation and expectancy for what God will do. The history of RCC has been rich, but the work has just begun. As the Church grows in numbers, so it does in the ability to transform lives, to end despair, and to offer hope through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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