~ ABOUT US - OUR JOURNEY OF FAITH~
The purpose of the Solid Rock Church is to train those with the father's heart to become servant leaders through the Ministry of the Saints, manifesting the Kingdom of God in every area of life including but not limited to:
- Prayer and Worship Ministry
- Music Ministry
- Widows Ministry
- Fatherless Ministry
- Senior Ministry
- Men's and Women's Ministry
- Children and Youth Ministry
- Food and Clothing Ministry
"Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and keep himself unspotted from the world." - (James 1:27)
"A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in His holy habitation." - (Psalm 68:5)
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The Apostolic Pentecostal Church of Rensselaer, NY was founded by Apostle Stanley R. Hanby in the early 1970's. While the church was being established the Spirit of the Lord was drawing Pastor Gerald and Gala Metcalf and their family from Crystal Lake, Illinois to the Albany, New York State area. So, in 1973, Pastor Gerald and Gala moved here to evangelize with Apostle Hanby, into a little store front building.
After just a few short years of establishing the church in Rensselaer, membership rapidly grew and the building became overcrowded. So the search for a new building or land to rebuild a new facility began.
As Apostle Hanby and Pastor Metcalf were searching for property they came across several acres of land located on the corner of Kenwood Avenue and the Rt. 32 Delmar by-pass located in Glenmont.
It was there that the Lord gave Pastor Metcalf a vision. He immediately knew the Lord had placed His anointing upon this piece of property.
Shortly after, the building in Rensselaer was sold and the property in Glenmont was purchased.
In 1976, the church building was completed and soon after the building was dedicated to the Lord as "The Solid Rock Church Ministries".
In May 1988, the Lord called Pastor Gerald Metcalf home to be with Him. During the next year, the Lord was raising up Justin Metcalf, Pastor Gerald and Gala's son, to become the set man of the Solid Rock Ministries. In May of 1989, he was ordained as pastor of The Solid Rock under the covering of Apostle S. R. Hanby and other area presbyters.
In honor of his father and in obedience to Christ, Pastor Justin continues to carry on the vision
of which has been passed on to him and for generations to come. A much broader vision is to not only benefit the local body but also to effect the community and surrounding areas.