Our vision is to transform the world through the power of the Gospel.
RockFish Church is a Christ-centered, Bible-based, Spirit-led, family focused Christian church. We believe that a great commitment to the Great Commandment and the Great Commission will grow a healthy church. We value God’s word, strong families, unity, ministry, Christ-life change, and reaching out.
Love is the greatest of values in the kingdom of God. Love is the observable evidence of the presence of God in the life of a follower. Love is the antidote to a life of mediocrity wasted on the pursuit of me and mine. Love is the image, power, and personality of God shining in a dark world. Love is our great quest!
We will lead by example. We will honor Christ and His church with integrity. If we live with integrity, nothing else matters. If we don’t live with integrity, nothing else matters.
People are not interruptions to your ministry, they are the ministry! People are the point! Jesus never died for a Podcast. Jesus spent the majority of His time building into people. Everyone matters to God and should matter to us. It’s often the little things: Am I growing in treating other staff, volunteers, and members like family.? Am I consistently friendly? Am I growing in demonstrating care, concern, and respect for others? Am I responding to emails and phone calls in a timely manner? Do I show up to meetings on time? Do I get excited making someone else successful?
We will serve the Lord with gladness. Being spiritual doesn’t mean being miserable! Traditionally, church and fun don’t go hand in hand. The next generation will be influenced by Christians who are vibrant, inspirational, confident, and joyful. Life is meant to be enjoyed, not endured. Let’s take God seriously, but not ourselves. Lighten up! The joy of the Lord is still our strength.
Flexibility means we say YES to God. We adjust to His way. His time, and His will. Flexibility means we don’t break under pressure, and we spring back quickly from opposition. Flexibility keeps us always ready to help and bring value whenever needed. Flexibility means availability for God and His agenda.
To reach people that no one is reaching, we will have to do things that no one is doing. This means we surround ourselves with people who really believe that “with God all things are possible”. Faith allows us to see beyond the opposition and fearlessly embrace the opportunity. Faith releases the potential of God in every aspect of life. We are people of faith.
We are all “us”. All people are created in the image of God! All people matter to God! There is far too much division in our culture and sadly, in our churches. We believe a unified church could be God’s way of healing the divisions in our community and culture. Racism, discrimination, injustice, and division break the heart of God. We believe diversity is a picture of eternity. We are doing something here on Earth that is in anticipation of what is to come. We begin with the end in mind.
We are forever married to the mission, not the method. Innovation is the ability to remain engaged and effective no matter what change or challenge may arise. Innovation keeps us positioned in the most strategic place for optimal results. Innovation is a powerful key to maintaining relevance in an ever-changing world. We are innovators.
Tony McVickers is the Senior Pastor of RockFish Church. He has a bachelor’s degree in Ministry from Andersonville Theological Seminary. His vocational history includes owning multiple businesses, in which he never failed to keep the gospel message front and center.
Tony communicates in an energetic and witty style that will challenge you to take an honest, but often humorous, look at yourself through the lens of God’s Word. If his caring and candor propels you toward being a fully committed follower of Jesus Christ, that will give him something big to celebrate.
He has been married to Kimberly for 20 plus years, and they have four children.
If he could choose a Star Wars character to be a part of his family, he would pick Yoda because he is small and won’t eat too much. And he’ll never offer him anchovies, a despised food Tony thinks should be banned from the planet!