By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2014
All are welcome to attend services and programs of The Rock Church where Pastors Theresa and Billy Joe Watts share the word of God.
The Rock Church is a multi-racial, diverse congregation with a mission to serve God and love people. The outreach ministry began serving the Tulsa community seven years ago under the leadership of Pastors Billy Joe and Theresa Watts. “There’s something for the whole family at The Rock,” says Pastor Billy Joe, “and we invite you to join us for a unique experience where we are confident you will feel God and love.”
The Rock Church invites middle school boys to adult men to join in The Timothy Project, a male mentoring and coaching class taught by founding member of the John C. Maxwell Coaching Team, Pastor Billy Joe Watts. Pastor Billy Joe quotes 2 Timothy 2:2, “For you must teach others those things you and many others have heard me speak about. Teach these great truths to trustworthy men who will, in turn, pass them on to others.”
The Timothy Project is a life coaching and mentoring program. It lays out a strategy for successful living by asking, “Who will you be?” as it focuses on the virtues of integrity and honesty. “The goal of the project is to provide a redefinition of manhood,” said Pastor Billy Joe. “In Romans 12:2 we read, ‘Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.’” Billy Joe asks young men to show him their friends and he’ll show the young men their future. “We can’t wait to reach these young men,” he said, “We must do it while they’re still in school and address ‘at risk’ issues before they become huge risks.”
The Timothy Project is looking for sponsorships, grants and opportunities to team up with organizations that will help provide funding to expand the visions of young men.
Pastor Theresa Watts leads The Rock’s Ladies of Royalty program, a monthly gathering of young women ages 18 to 25 looking to be everything God created them to be. “Our ladies are learning what it means to be a woman of royalty walking in the promises of God. Our hopes are to bring our young women back to reality and teach them valuable life skills,” said Pastor Theresa. Many young women graduate from high school and find themselves asking, ‘Who am I? What do I do and where do I go now?’ If these young women had first found out who they were in Christ, they probably wouldn’t be having these thoughts now. Ladies of Royalty helps them understand what God wants for them. It teaches them to stop listening to worldly views and reality shows and start listening to and trusting in God.”
Pastors Billy Joe and Theresa want all young people to be equipped to win in life and enjoy it to the fullest. “There is no progress without a process,” stated Pastor Billy Joe. “The Rock exposes all to something better in life!”
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Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.