our story

How it all started...

After more than two decades of delivering the good news of Jesus to the 309 area, we could write a book about "our story." So many people have been introduced to Christ, so many lives changed, and so many God moments. Here's the Reader's Digest version for you.

RockChurch began as a vision given to Chuck Tate in 1995 when he was living in Tulsa, OK serving as convention manager for a national youth ministry. While driving back to Tulsa after a ministry tour in Canada the Holy Spirit prompted him. After much prayer and planning, Chuck and his wife Annette moved to Peoria, IL in 1997 to set it off.

On May 31, 1998, RockChurch officially opened its doors for its first service. 

How it's going...

Fast forward to the here and now. After 23+ years and ten locations before landing in East Peoria at the bottom of Germantown Hills, RC is a thriving church with a number of ministries that meet the needs of a variety of people.

The vision was to have a church for people who don't feel comfortable in church. Done. That's our story, we're sticking to it.

Be a part of our story...

Join us every Sunday as we gather to worship together at 9 and 11 am.