Rock City Church launched its first public worship experience on April 3, 2011, at the AMC Theatres at Lennox Town Center with more than 430 people in attendance that very first Sunday. Lead Pastor Chad Fisher and his family, along with a small team, moved from Toledo to Columbus in 2010 with the support of CedarCreek.TV and The Association of Related Churches. In August of that same year Chad and a growing team began meeting to pray for and plan for the launch of Rock City.
In January, the team began meeting weekly and grew to about 40 people. After raising a launch budget, securing a location, and getting the team ready for launch, Rock City opened its doors. In September 2011, after just five months, a second worship experience was added to accommodate growth and shortly after a third Sunday morning worship experience was added, creating even more opportunities for people to connect and grow together in their faith.
Rock City was recently named one of the Top 20 Fastest-Growing Churches in America by Outreach Magazine and launched it’s second campus, Rock City Regal at the Regal Theatres on Georgesville Road, on November 3, 2013.
On May 11, 2014, Rock City will launch its 3rd campus at the 500-seat performing arts center at the Ohio State University Fawcett Center with a special Easter Service on Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Why another church in Columbus?
The vast majority of Americans are spiritually restless. That includes us. More than 80% of the 2 million people living in the greater Columbus area do not regularly attend a church. The numbers are even greater among those between the ages of 18-34. There is a spiritual unrest, a dissatisfaction and overwhelming exodus from the traditional church. To put it simply: Normal Just Isn’t Working. Quite frankly, most people just don’t like church. That’s unfortunate, but we’re convinced that it doesn’t have to stay that way.
We believe that church can be innovative and creative, powerful and inspiring, engaging and relational. And we believe that in this holy discontent, a new church is emerging! So, that’s our story, but it can be your story. Come see for yourself. Our doors are open wide.