rock church staff

We are here to help you grow spiritually and influence you to pursue the calling God has on your life.

REv. Dr. Tyson & Rev. Tami lambertson

Tyson was born and raised in rural northeastern Colorado and is wired for pastoral ministry. Receiving an undergraduate degree from Southwestern Assembly of God University, he answered the call of God in 2006, launched The Rock Church in Scottsbluff, NE.

From a small beginning of just six people, the Rock has flourished, providing multiple worship service opportunities on Sunday mornings. While balancing family and ministry life with an awesome wife and three kids, he completed his Master of Arts degree from Life Pacific University and has a Doctorate of Education degree from Grand Canyon University.


Tyson says, "my heart is to equip leaders and pastors to fulfill the God-given call on their lives to reach 'One More!' for the gospel of Jesus Christ." He is a motivated leader who brings forth knowledge from a variety of leading platforms. Most of all, he is a committed leader who is passionate about enhancing the Kingdom of God. He also loves physical exercise and riding Harley Davidson motorcycles!

Rev. jeff courtier

Celebrate Recovery Pastor

Jeff Courtier was born in Douglas, Wyoming on 7/7/77. He moved around a lot as a kid and went to multiple schools. One of his favorite places to live was in Portland, Oregon. He eventually graduated from Scottsbluff High School in 1994. His journey moved him on while bringing him back to Scottsbluff in 2001. 

Jeff grew up in a broken; as a result, he was in and out of trouble. He did not see any hope and honestly did not think he would make it past the age of 18. God had other plans, and at the age of 25, he could no longer say there wasn’t a God. He had an encounter that changed his life forever.

Jeff is our Celebrate Recovery Director and Assistant Pastor. He is very active in our community while sitting on a board for Region 1 and the Substance Abuse Advisory Board for the State of Nebraska. He is employed part-time at the Scottsbluff County Detention Center as the Lead Religious Coordinator. He meets his bride Brandy in Scottsbluff. They have been married 13 years and have two boys, Jay-Cee (14) and Bryce (7). 

Mike Erdman

Worship Pastor

Mike Erdman was born in Scottsbluff, NE, in 1982. At 18 years old, he moved away to Laramie Wy to start college and decided that he would live out the story of the prodigal son. 

Many years were running away from God and doing his own thing until one day; he met a man who started to show Michael the love of Jesus through it all in Douglas, Wy. Michael began to study the Word and to learn who Jesus is and began to enter into the community of a local church in Douglas. He met a beautiful woman named Jamie, who eventually became his wife and started walking through the healing process. Together they have five beautiful and challenging children.

Michael started to say “yes” to Jesus in little ways, starting with volunteering on the worship team to play bass at the Gathering in Douglas, stepping into youth ministry, and helping with events. Small, simple things God has asked him to do have become stepping stones to lead him to the next place that God is leading, and that ended up being back home in Scottsbluff, NE, at the Rock as the worship pastor. I’ve never looked for the positions that I have, but God keeps leading me, and I pray and ask for His advice in all things, and He never ceases to amaze me in His plan for my and my family’s life.

I still have much to learn, and I know that God is always showing me who He is, but I am excited to see that He is doing great things. I Praise God for what He has brought me out of and for where He is taking me. God is Good!

Angie preston

Dream Team Coordinator

Angie was born and raised in Scottsbluff. In 2007, she graduated from Hollins University in Roanoke, VA. After a short stint in New York state teaching Environmental Education, she and Travis got married in 2008 then started their life together in Hawaii, moved to North Carolina and then Illinois. After their daughter Nora was born, Travis received an excellent job opportunity, and they moved back to Scottsbluff and to be closer to family. 

Angie never thought a position in ministry was in her future, but after serving in KIDZ Rock, God moved in her to begin working for The Rock Church. Angie is passionate about sees intergenerational education and mentorship and sees the power of learning through experiences. God is stretching and molding her beyond what she ever thought was possible, and she’s excited to see what God has for her in the upcoming years. 

Connie McClainE

Administrative Assistant