In early 2006, Pastors Tyson and Tami Lambertson felt the call of God to step out and be Lead Pastors of a church. But where? They decided to get on the road and visit several rural towns that they knew needed a Spirit-filled, life-giving church.
After a long day of traveling, they found themselves in need of a pit stop. They had run out of diapers for their baby, and fortunately the town they were in just happened to have a Walmart. While Tami was inside getting supplies, Tyson sat in the parking lot with the children in the car. It was then and there that the Lord spoke a word loud and clear to his heart: “POTENTIAL.” With that word came tangible peace, and clear direction to plant a church right there in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.
Over the next several months, the couple prepared. They sought the Lord earnestly for the name of the church, the mission, values, and direction that He had for the people of the Valley. On one of the many trips to Scottsbluff, they met a couple in their seventies who committed to partnering with them and what God had in store.
Finally, on the second Sunday of June 2006, the doors opened at The Rock Church. Ten minutes before the service was to begin, the power went out in the entire building. The Rock was the only building in the neighborhood without electricity. They decided to go ahead with the church service as planned. As the worship started and voices rang out in harmony, the lights suddenly came back on! At that moment, the Holy Spirit spoke again to Tyson, “The Light is on in the Valley.” Since that moment, The Rock has been shining as a source of God’s love, hope, and forgiveness.
The Rock Church has experienced many miracles throughout the years that can only be credited to the favor and hand of God. He has shown His faithfulness in provision and protection as His presence has continued to move among the church. What started in the heart of a young couple with two small children, with the support of an elderly couple who had faith in God’s vision, has now grown into multiple locations reaching hundreds of people throughout Nebraska and around the world.