1024 East Main Street
Richmond, Indiana 47374
Phone: (765) 962-5099
Fax: (765) 962-9389
Our Thanksgiving Basket Give Away is set for November 24th. We will distribute 200 food baskets that day! If you would like to contribute to this cause send donations to the address above and mark it "Thanksgiving Baskets"
Statement of Faith
Rock Solid Ministries was formed in the summer of 1999. It was birthed from the heartfelt desire to provide a place of worship and growth for men and women who were previously incarcerated in jail and prisons. People who previously were involved in crime and in drug and alcohol addiction needed a Christ based, structured program to be established in a consistent walk with Christ. Services began July 17th of 1999 at 1351 Ratliff Street, the home of Tom and Brenda Kelly with an attendance of 6 people. By the first week of August attendance had grown to over 20 each Sunday morning at 11:00. We have had a free fellowship meal every Sunday after service since our first meeting. In Late August of 1999 Rock Solid ministries established a statement of faith, became incorporated and established guidelines and further direction. In September 1025 East Main Street in Richmond was leased to provide more space to minister to the growing congregation. A treasurer was selected and a board of advisors was formed to consider further growth and ministry opportunities. Several churches, local organizations and individuals have donated their time, money and materials to promote growth for this ministry. God truly has given us favor with the folks in the Richmond community. In October the advisory board unanimously decided to seek affiliation with the Assemblies of God denomination. The Indiana District of the Assemblies was contacted and Rock Solid Ministries Incorporated became a District Operated Assemblies of God church in late October 1999. Other services were added and the ministry began reaching out to the intercity population of Richmond with the love and acceptance of Jesus Christ. By October of 2001, Rock Solid Ministries had grown to an average attendance on Sunday morning of over 50 people. The advisory board and the Indiana District decided that larger facilities needed to be found. We found that facility across the street at 1024 East Main and purchased it in December of 2002. Presently, we are still in the process of renovation for all that needs to be filled. We offer a second meal on Tuesday at 4:30 pm with our Bread Basket program. Between the two meals offered every week, Rock Solid Ministries serves over 250 meals. Since 1999 we have served over 130,000 meals from this ministry, praise God! We started our Christ Centered Recovery (CCR) meetings in October or 2002. This is a Christ based 12 Step meeting that holds Jesus Christ up as the Higher (Highest!) power. These meetings are part of the Clint Belcher House of Recovery program. The 7:00 pm Friday meeting has grown to an additional meeting at noon on Friday and one on Wednesday at noon. There are even other CCR meetings in churches in our community. We had a vision for our community for a free medical clinic where people who cannot afford health care could come to be cared for and prayed for, not just treated. That is a reality with the opening of the Siloam Health and Wellness center which opened on July 28th of 2009!. We also see a need for a residential Christ based addiction program and are waiting for God to open doors to make this a reality. The Clint Belcher House of Recovery is in its development stage and we are praying for its opening soon. There is so much work to do in Richmond, our vision will never end.
We have all no doubt heard it of late... the terrible atrocities a group called ISIS have been inflicting on innocent people in the middle east. Our president and leaders of several countries have condemned the terrible acts of this group and as I write this, have mounted an attack on their leadership. I heard several of these leaders repeat a particular word when describing what ISIS is doing.... evil. The spiritual world is real and all around us. Jesus made it clear that in the last days evil would no longer be hidden but would 'come out' into the open. That day has arrived. You have heard of the beheading of men, women and even children by this evil group. And yes these are despicable acts. But they only reveal the heart of mankind that, apart from Jesus, the thoughts of the heart of man are only evil continually. The world needs Jesus and they need Him badly. What can you and I do about the emergence of evil in our day? First, we can pray. Pray for peace... pray for guidance... pray for protection. Second, we should be praying for those caught up in the web of evil. Pray for their salvation and the revealing of their heart to themselves. Lastly we should trust our Lord and Savior. He said these would be signs He is returning soon. Jesus came to make all things right. He will. Trust Him today.