leadership team

  • Pastor Carlos and Rebecca Hernandez

    Lead Pastor

    At the age of 8, Carlos moved to Orlando, FL with his mother and 3 sisters. Although he had a heart to know God from an early age, it took a friend in high school inviting him to church where he surrendered his life completely to Jesus. Soon after he began to preach, help in kids church, and do whatever was needed. Later, being aware that he was called to ministry, he attended Southeastern University, majoring in Social Work and attaining two minors in Bible and Church Ministries. He met his beautiful bride, Rebecca, while in FL.

    They were wed in May 2004. They both felt compelled to be a part of The Rock and to serve in whatever way was needed. In 2008 Pastor Carlos committed to serve as Lead Pastor of The Rock. Prior to serving full time at The Rock, Carlos served in the city of Toledo as a counselor and probation officer for juveniles. Carlos & Becca have three girls (Mia, Elena, & Lily). His desire is to see the church grow as a multicultural church that loves people from all walks of life and experiences the power of the Holy Spirit.

  • Laura Angel

    Worship and associate pastor

    Laura Angel grew up as a country girl in a small town outside of Toledo. From an early age she felt called by God to full time ministry. In 2001 at the age of 18, she came to Solid Rock as an unpaid intern and has been actively involved on the staff ever since. Although her role has encompassed many different areas of ministry, her heart for worship and for loving people has been the staple of each one. Laura absolutely loves leading God's people into worship and does so at every opportunity. 

    She has a wonderful husband DJ and 6 beautiful children. DJ and Laura were married while at The Rock and each child has been dedicated there. The Rock is home and family.

  • Sandra Williams

    Youth Pastor

    Although Sandra was involved at Solid Rock from an early age - growing up in Kid's Church - it wasn't until later that she truly made a commitment to Jesus Christ. As a teenager in Cleveland, Tennessee she gave her life back to God and felt a call to the ministry. Life wasn't easy and family struggles had a real impact on her upbringing; God has brought Sandra to a place of health and healing like only He can do. Now she feels a passion to help youth connect with Jesus and to be there for them through the most formative years of their lives. Sandra is joyful and passionate and brings life wherever she goes. She loves the community of The Rock and calls it home. 

  • Carmen Roberts

    Nursery, Toddler, Preschool Coordinator

    After years of her parents, sister, and kids asking her to go to church, with her life spinning out of control, Carmen came to church for the first time in 2010. She quickly surrendered her life to Jesus, knowing He was the only One who could change the situation she was facing. Carmen never wanted to be in charge of anything! She wanted to stay in the background and help clean. But God had different plans. Her passion for kids quickly developed into leading the Preschool ministry in Michigan, where she lived and when God called her and her family to The Rock, it was the perfect fit. Carmen says, "Teaching kids about Jesus is the most awesomely amazing and fulfilling calling ever!"

  • Chris Bertok

    Prayer Coordinator

    Led to the Lord at an early age by her mother, Chris always had a heart to know God. She grew up in Oregon and attended Clay High School. There were some years where she wandered from the Lord, but at the age of 29 when she returned to the Lord, He touched her life with powerful healing and freedom. Pursuing the heart of God has been Chris's passion ever since. She reluctantly gave The Rock a try at the urging of her husband and has been here ever since - almost 10 years! Chris loves the diversity, the heart of worship, and the love of the truth that she finds at The Rock.