The 15th annual Rock of Ages Festival in Calistoga brought people from not only all Northern California together, but people and artists from Georgia, Nashville, Texas, Washington, Oregon, Australia and New Zealand!
With musical styles from Hip Hop, Reggae, Rap, Spoken Word, Rock, Country, Tecno and workshops on marriage and other subjects…..this Rock of Ages was a huge gathering of people of faith to share love in so many ways to change the world. Messages from signing up to help world missions, African orphanages, local first responding assistance, Salvation Army help and sponsorships of needy kids throughput the world through Compassion International….This year was about service. Cornerstone and Bayside Ministries provided a huge area for families ministered to at the enlarged children’s / family area. Great job. So many kids responded to faith in Christ.
The sports area saw Beak Free – a break dance team from LA, BMX “Dirt Boys” team from San Diego and national free style skater Tim Byrnes from Oregon share their lives and how their faith in God transformed them. The area was filled with prayer.
This years workshops were filled to standing room only crowds teaching the truth of the Noah story and the scientific / Biblical explanation of dinosaurs. And the marriage time with Phil & Heather Joel was a life changing time for an overflowing crowd. As were the unplugged tomes in the Rock Cafe with Stomp Town Revival and Red Roots.
Herman Perez, a speaker form Mexico, who came to share with the Latino stage said he was so impressed with his connections and time spent here with local Spanish speakers, he wanted to drive each year to do this festival.
The bands said they have never had such great treatment form the “servants” in the green room. It made it a great area for ministry to each other and networking for future ministry. And the Peace Officers for Christ and all the volunteers were visible servants the whole day. It was such a blessing to all.
Curtis Zachery shared the Gospel of God’s forgiveness and reconciliation was proclaimed clear and straight to all everywhere.
Thank you all so much for being the body and exhibiting to the world how loving and full of grace He has used us to be. God was lifted and He was pleased. Now, “go, and make disciples of all nations”.
United we stand!