Leadership & Staff

Robert Rodriguez

Lead Pastor

Pastor Rob has a passion for leading our congregation into a well-balanced ministry including strong Bible-based teaching and missional living.  

Rob is responsible for preaching/teaching, vision, and administration. He is an elder, our main platform speaker, leads the church staff, is over day-to-day operations, and serves on the management board (non-voting).  He has been ordained for almost 20 years and is also credentialed as a pastor within our denomination, the Fellowship of Evangelical Churches.

He previously served as the lead pastor in the Greater Philadelphia area for 5 years; and before that, he served as a church planter and church planters' pastor/coach in the Metro NYC area for 6 years.

Rob started his career as a youth pastor in Georgia for 3 years, and then served as a pastor for 6 years in Western New Jersey.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Pastoral Ministries and also a Master of Theology (Th.M.) in Systematic Theology.

He has been married to his wife Rebecca for 19 years and have 4 kids - one in middle school and the other three in high school. 

Tony Cioffi

Next-Gen Pastor

Tony comes to "the Rock" after serving as a Youth Pastor in New Jersey.  Tony's enthusiastic, genuine love for the teens is evident in everything he does and teaches.  He truly understands what students in today's culture are facing as times change rapidly.

Tony is responsible for ministries beginning at the nursery level and going all the way up to young adults. He is an elder, serves on the Mission Board, and is credentialed as a pastor within the Fellowship of Evangelical Churches.
 
Tony's hobbies include range shooting, axe throwing (are you sensing a thread here?!), and mowing his yard (well...maybe not.)  

Tony and his wife, Tracy, have 2 grown children and 1 more in high-school and will become 1st-time Grandparents in December 2021!!

Dustin Smith

Worship & Creative Arts

Dustin is our #MidWesternLouisianian!  Dustin was part of a worship/media team in LA after finishing up his education.  He is truly gifted at drawing people into the presence of the Lord through music and worship.  

Dustin is responsible for our worship team, A/V department, technology, and creative arts (website, app, graphic design, etc.). He is also seeking credentialing within the Fellowship of Evangelical Churches.

As a self-described "nerd," Dustin's hobbies include travel, music, and anything techie.  He is still awed that Ohio has snow that "just lays on the ground for days"!  

Dustin and his wife, Zee, have two children in elementary/middle school.

Sheldon Sutton

Administration / Community Groups

Sheldon is a veteran of the agricultural world, working in customer service and product development for 29 years.  Sheldon loves to laugh and loves to spend time with and spread joy to others! He has been involved with multiple ministries at "the Rock," including small group leadership and youth ministry.

Sheldon serves as our office manager, communications liaison, serves on the management board as Recorder (non-voting), and is helping Pastor Rob launch our new season of community groups.  He is also seeking credentialing within the Fellowship of Evangelical Churches.

He is an avid drummer of 37 years, having traveled with a Christian band, as well as ministering for 21 years with his home church praise and worship band.

Sheldon and Gina have been married since 1997 and have been blessed with three children.