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Anointed, Bold, God-focused, Insightful, Innovative, and Creative are all terms used to describe Eric C. Hallback, Sr., Pastor of The Rock Faith Center, El Paso, Texas. A man of modest beginnings obeyed God’s mandate to birth a church that will reach the lives of his generation and beyond.
With the vision of empowering all people to know God through His Word and His works, Eric strives to minister to the “un-reached”. In other words, those people who have either been overlooked, who have had little or no experience with, or those who are disillusioned by the traditions of church. Eric began this journey on January 3, 2010 with 4 initial disciples, and after 9 years, he has been given the awesome responsibility to pastor over 3000 disciples.
He passionately believes in his God-given Vision to embrace, empower, encourage, and equip disciples for Christ-like living and service. This is a Vision that he embodies and expresses. Eric is a gifted preacher/teacher, entrepreneur, life coach, motivator, and a veteran. He is a dedicated husband to Yaisa and is the proud and devoted father of Yazmyne Diamond and Eric II.
Eric serves as the Orphan Care Ambassador in West Texas. He leads his community in meeting the needs of children and families in crisis. He is passionate about prevention of abuse and neglect of children as well as permanency for children who become orphaned due to abuse and/or neglect. Eric is also the Chairman of The Advisory Committee on Promoting Adoption of Minority Children (ACPAMC), a church/state partnership committed to providing permanent families for Texas children in need of forever homes.
The Holy Bible, and only the Bible, is the authoritative Word of God. It alone is the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths. In its original writing, it is inspired, infallible and inerrant.2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; Romans 16:25-26
There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three are coequal and co-eternal.I John 5:7; Genesis 1:26; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6; Hebrews 3:7-11
Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. On earth, Jesus was 100% God and 100% man. He is the only man ever to have lived a sinless life. He was born of a virgin, performed miracles, died on the cross for mankind and thus, atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood. He rose from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power and glory.John 1:1,14, 20:28; I Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians 2:5-6; I Timothy 2:5
Man was created good and upright, but by voluntary transgression he fell; his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.Gen. 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21
We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ: His death, burial, and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any human efforts.Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Titus 3:5; Romans 10:9-10; Acts 16:31; Hebrews 9:22
We believe that by sincerely turning away from sin and wholeheartedly accepting Jesus as Lord, one is made right before God.2 Peter 3:9; Romans 10:9, 10
We believe that a very real change takes place in people who accept Christ as Savior; believers allow Christ’s life to be lived through them.2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20
Sanctification is the ongoing process of yielding to God’s Word and His Spirit, growing continuously in the faith. It is through the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life.I Thessalonians 4:3, 5:23; 2 Corinthians 3:18, 6:14-18, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3, Romans 8:29, 12:1-2, Hebrews 2:11
The Blood that Jesus Christ shed on the Cross of Calvary was sinless and is 100% sufficient to cleanse mankind of all sin. Jesus allowed Himself to be punished for both our sinfulness and our sins, enabling all those who believe to be free from the penalty of sin, which is death.I John 1:7; Revelation 1:5, 5:9; Colossians 1:20; Romans 3:10-12, 23, 5:9; John 1:29
Given at Pentecost, it is the promise of the Father, sent by Jesus after His Ascension, to empower the Church to preach the Gospel throughout the whole earth.Joel 2:28-29; Matthew 3:11; Mark 16:17; Acts 1:5 ,2:1-4, 17, 38-39, 8:14-17, 10:38, 44-47, 11:15-17, 19:1-6
The Holy Spirit is manifested through a variety of spiritual gifts to build and sanctify the church, demonstrate the validity of the resurrection, and confirm the power of the Gospel. The Bible lists of these gifts are not necessarily exhaustive, and the gifts may occur in various combinations. All believers are commanded to earnestly desire the manifestation of the gifts in their lives. These gifts always operate in harmony with the Scriptures and should never be used in violation of Biblical parameters.Hebrews 2:4; Romans 1:11, 12 :4-8; Ephesians 4:16; 1 Timothy 4:14; 2 Timothy 1:6-7; I Corinthians 12:1-31, 14:1-40; I Peter 4:10
The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of Jesus’ Great Commission. Every person who is born of the Spirit is an integral part of the Church as a member of the body of believers. There is a spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23; John 17:11, 20-23
Following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the new convert is commanded by the Word of God to be baptized in water in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:12, 36-38; 10:47-48
We believe in the commemoration of the Lord’s Supper where the symbolical use of bread and the fruit of the vine (the Body and Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ) are taken in remembrance of Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross.Matthew 26:26-29; I Corinthians 10:16, 11:23-25
We believe marriage is defined in the Bible as a covenant, a sacred bond between one man and one woman, instituted by and publicly entered into before God.Matthew 19:4-6
Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death on the cross. In addition, both the saved and the lost will be resurrected; those that are saved to the resurrection of life and those that are lost to the resurrection of eternal judgement.Luke 24:16, 36, 39; John 2:19-21, 20:26-28, 21:4; Acts 24:15; I Corinthians 15:42, 44; Philippians 1:21-23, 3:21
Heaven is the eternal dwelling place for all believers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.Matthew 5:3, 12, 20, 6:20, 19:21, 25:34; John 17:24; 2 Corinthians 5:1; Hebrews 11:16; I Peter 1:4
After living one life on earth, those who reject Christ as Savior will be judged by God and sent to Hell where they will be eternally tormented with the Devil and the Fallen Angels.Matthew 25:41; Mark 9:43-48; Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 14:9-11, 20:12-15, 21:8
We believe that the church’s primary responsibility is taking the gospel to the entire world and making disciples.Mark 16:15; Matthew 28:19-20
Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to establish His Kingdom. This will occur at a date undisclosed by the Scriptures.Matthew 24:30, 26:63-64; Acts 1:9-11; I Thessalonians 4:15-17; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-8; Revelation 1:7
Ronnie & Krystal Stewart come from a family of pastors and have been in ministry their whole lives. They are blessed with 5 amazing kids (two of which are adopted), and have a heart to reach their local communities with the love of Christ. Both of them love to inspire and encourage others in their faith to keep moving forward and hold onto God.
Over the past 25 years Patrick and Josi have each served in various aspects of ministry including worship and creative arts, children and youth, young adults, life groups, first impressions and Bible teaching to name a few. These experiences have deepened their hearts for people and the local church. With an emphasis on leading from a servants heart, they are passionate about seeing others fulfill their God-given destiny. Patrick and Josi are the newest members of the pastoral team. Together with their 2 children they serve as Campus Pastors at the main campus.
Chris and Bethany serve as Regional Executive Pastors.They have spent 26 years ministering the Father's heart to children, young people, and to the body of Christ with one burning desire: to see the generations encountered and transformed by the love of God. Chris and Bethany are passionate about seeing people activated in their giftings and callings in their homes in order to usher in a reformation of the family. They believe family is the government of God and that whole families are key to revival. They have a dream of 10,000 young people being activated in their callings and released to bring in a harvest of one million souls in 10 key east coast cities. Chris and Bethany have been married for 20 incredible years and their first ministry is to their four beautiful children: Josiah, Samuel, David, and Bella.
J.C. and Amy Rivera have grown up in church their entire lives. Both were brought up by single parents who raised them to believe their relationship with Jesus is the foundation of their lives. Together, J.C. and Amy have been working with children and youth for the past 20 years. Their passion is working with middle school aged children.They have a desire to see young people realize their identities as sons and daughters of God and co-heirs with Christ. J.C. and Amy believe that building a community of young people who love God will give them a safe place to learn and grow in the giftings and callings they were created for. They have five beautiful children: Alayna, Olivia, Micah, Sophia, and Arrow.
Kalese has been with L3 Church almost from the beginning and has consistently served in the ONE Tots nursery. She is a fun, loving friend and she loves to construct creative activities and curriculums to teach children about who God is. She works with our Next Gen. Director to ensure our little ones (before Kindergarten) are safe, loved, and discipled.
Kara Lynch grew up in church and has been attending L3 since June of 2018, and since served in the children's ministry, as well as women's, young adults and administration. Kara is passionate about kids and teaching them about who God is, instilling His love, understanding and peace. She has a heart to see them walk confidently and knowledgeably in who God has made them to be. An optimistic lover of life, art, rain, and anything unique, driven to pursue God's unfolding plan for her.
Stacey Niebuhr has been a part of L3 since the beginning, has served as a trustee, led the Freedom ministry, and has gone above and beyond for L3 Kids. She stepped in as the Next Gen. Coordinator in 2018 and is serving to ramp up ministry to all ages. She simply loves being loved by Jesus, her husband Dave, family, friends, dogs (she trains service dogs for vets), horses, travel, and singing as part of the National Christian Choir.
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