Our Mission & Vision

The mission at Rock of Ages is to rise up and reach out one S.T.E.P at a time. S stands for Saving the Lost. T stands for Teaching the Word. E stands for Equipping for Service. And P is for Placing in Ministry. The vision of our church is to glorify our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, to make Him our highest priority. We are a full gospel based church, and are proud to allow freedom of the Holy Spirit to move in our services.

Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.

Pastor Israel Soto, Senior Pastor

As the Senior Pastor of Rock of Ages Assembly of God, Pastor Soto has ministered to the body of Christ at our church for over 23 years. His leadership and ministry are accomplished only by the power of the Holy Spirit in His life. Pastor Soto is married to his beautiful wife (Irene) and also has two daughters, Erica, and Amanda.  

Pastor Duke Backus, Associate Pastor

Pastor Duke has grown up at Rock of Ages since 15 years of age. He began full-time ministry in 2004 as the youth pastor at ROA for 5 1/2 years and continues ministry now with the young adults & adults. He and his wife Amanda now have two beautiful daughters Layla Katelyn and Lauren Audrey.



Santiago Duque, Administrative Clerk

Santiago has worked as the administrative clerk for 18 years serving Rock of Ages. He also serves as our Prayer Ministry leader. He and his wife Maribel have been faithful servants at ROA, and have two wonderful children Andrew, and Angelina. santiago@rockofagesaog.org



Rene Villarreal, Family Care Minister

Rene works with our ROA staff to bring special care to hurting families & loved ones who are hospitalized. He has served at ROA for 6 years along side with his lovely wife. renevillarreal@rockofagesaog.org
MC Thomas, Chaplain
MC works along side our ROA ministry in support of families in need of hospice care. He is also actively serving in our altar prayer ministry.