The leadership team work to serve the church and join with you in the various ministries at The Church on the Rock. Choose from the menu items on the left to learn more about our pastors, find out who our elders and deacons are and get contact information from clicking on the email link.

Senior Pastor


Peter L. Rochelle is the Senior Pastor at Church on the Rock.  Prior to founding Church on the Rock in 1999, Peter served as Program Director at Camp Oak Hill and Retreat Center, in Oxford, NC and he served an Area Representative with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Raleigh, NC.

Peter is a graduate from Appalachian State University, earning his B.S. degree in Criminal Justice in 1990. He graduated from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1996 with a Master of Divinity with Biblical Languages.

Peter’s calling is to encourage and equip God’s people through faithful expository preaching and teaching.  Peter also enjoys riding Harley Davidson Motorcycles, playing basketball, and reading.

Peter was born and raised in Raleigh, NC and married to his beautiful wife, Kimberly. Together they have two daughters, Jamie Elizabeth and Kristin Nicole.

Peter Rochelle

Phone: (919)981-0819

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Youth Pastor

M DarbyMark J. Darby is the Pastor of Children and Youth at Church on the Rock. Mark has served in several ministry positions in the past, primarily as Discipleship Director, Youth Ministries Leader, and Bible Study teacher at Body of Christ Church. Prior to his formal roles at BOCC, Mark served as co-captain of the Impact movement at NC State University, a college-campus ministry devoted to evangelism and discipleship.

Mark is a Park Scholar graduate from North Carolina State University, earning his B.S. degree in Math with a minor in Physics in 2004. He graduated from UNC-Greensboro in 2006 with a M.S. degree in Education Research Methodology.

Mark enjoys studying, meditating on, and exhorting others through God’s Word. He finds special expression through rap and poetry that intentionally glorifies God as inspired by His Word. Mark has been writing raps since 1998, and spoken word poetry since 2008.

Mark was born in Raleigh, NC and raised in Supply, NC. Mark is married to his beautiful wife and best friend, Portia Dove Darby.

Email: Mark Darby


Administrative Assistant


Kimberly Rochelle

Phone: (919) 981-0819

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