OUR LEADERSHIP

LEAD PASTORS

Joshua and Eileen Diaz

Joshua and Eileen were installed on November 10th, 2019 as the Lead Pastors of The Rock - Battle Creek.

Before moving to Michigan, they both were on staff at The Rock in Anaheim California. Their most recent roles in Anaheim were Jr. High Pastors and Eileen was also the executive assistant to Pastor Ty Austin.

A passion of Joshua is to see people grow in their gifts and callings and a passion of Eileen is to teach people how to manage their personal finances. They both love to see people fall in love with Jesus and their heart is to see the mission of the Rock accomplished in Battle Creek Michigan: Building Solid Lives!

Jerry and Kimberly Dirmann - Senior Pastors

Jerry and Kimberly are the founding and senior pastors of The Rock, Anaheim Foursquare Church.  The Rock is a multi-campus, multi-language, church with nineteen congregations.

 

Jerry served our Foursquare family as National Youth Director from 1995 to 2000. Jerry is also the author of Operation Solid Lives, a discipleship system that has served tens of thousands of students in hundreds of churches in fifteen countries. 

 

Jerry and Kimberly have been married since 1987 and are best friends. The passion of their life and family is living every day following the plan of God. 

Carl McAulay - Assistant Senior Pastor

Pastor Carl McAulay is the Assistant Senior Pastor of The Rock. 

 

Carl retired in 2005 from the business world as Vice President of a major oil company and began full-time ministry.  He has led many departments at The Rock such as, Church Operations, Finance, Administration and Pastoral Care.

 

Carl and Terrye met in a small church in Inglewood, California and have been married for 35 years.  They have 4 children, 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren in the U.S., and 31 grandchildren in Jinja, Uganda,

 

Pastor Carl is an ordained minister and has a Bachelors and Masters of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. 

Ty Austin - Executive Pastor

Ty Austin is an executive Pastor that oversees The Rock's Satellite campuses and Missions.

 

Ty has been at The Rock since 2002 and has served in a number of roles at The Rock, including J12 Pastor, Junior High Leader, Young Adults Pastor, and Executive Assistant to Pastor Jerry.

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ELDERS

Dr. Leslie Keegel

Dr. Leslie Keegel is The Rock's prophetic elder and the National Leader of The Foursquare Church Sri Lanka. He is also founder-president of Colombo, Sri Lanka’s LIFE Bible Institute, which has more than 1,000 students in training.

 

Under his leadership, the number of Foursquare churches in Sri Lanka grew from two in 1983 to more than 1,700 meeting places today, and Foursquare Sri Lanka has become a missionary-sending organization to India, the Middle East,

Europe and other locations.

 

Dr. Keegel is also the chairman of the Eastern Council of Foursquare Churches, a fellowship in the Asia-Pacific Region that covers more than 30 nations and represents 26,000 churches.

 

Leslie and his wife Belen pastor Living Way Church in Colombo, the headquarters of The Foursquare Church in Sri Lanka. In addition, they were recently appointed as the Senior Associate Pastors of Living Way, a Foursquare Church in Bellflower, CA. They have three adult daughters and two granddaughters.

Jack Hayford

Dr. Jack Hayford is The Rock's apostolic elder and serves as Chancellor of The Kings University (formerly The King's College and Seminary) in Los Angeles and Dallas, which he founded in 1997. From 2004 to 2009, he also served as President of The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. He is probably best known, however, as "Pastor Jack," founding pastor of The Church On The Way in Van Nuys, California, where he served as senior pastor for more than three decades. A prolific and best-selling writer, Pastor Hayford is the author (or co-author) of more than fifty books and has composed 500 hymns and choruses, including the internationally known and widely recorded "Majesty."

He is an acknowledged "bridge-builder," helping to forge healthy bonds among all segments of the Body of Christ. He is recognized for his balance in preaching God's word, avoiding extremes while not diluting or compromising the demands of truth. Pastor Jack's heart to bring unity across all denominational and racial boundaries has given him an open door to minister in all kinds of settings.

Dr. Hayford and his wife Anna have four children, eleven grandchildren, and a growing number of great-grandchildren.

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