Darlene Bishop is Senior Pastor of the dynamic, multi-cultural, Solid Rock Church with two campuses, one in Monroe and the other in Cincinnati, Ohio. She made a commitment to Christ at fourteen years of age and felt the call of God upon her life. A couple years later she married Lawrence Bishop. Together they had 4 children Jana, Lawrence II, Renee and Julie. In 1978 they began Middletown Evangelistic Center in Middletown, Ohio. As the congregation grew, God gave them a desire to build what we now know as Solid Rock Church. They pastored together for 33 years until Pastor Lawrence went home to be with the Lord.
Besides pastoring, Darlene is President and Founder of the Darlene Bishop Home for Life, a residential home for women who are pregnant or dealing with life destructive choices. She is also a nationally known conference speaker with a powerful testimony. She was physically attacked with sickness in her body in March 1986 but she trusted completely in the Word of God and by July 21st of that same year; God completely healed her body.
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Lawrence Bishop II was raised in Church and called into the ministry at a young age. After the passing of his father in 2011, Lawrence II stepped up to assist his mom and became co-pastor of both campus locations of Solid Rock Church. Lawrence also travels both domestically and internationally preaching and teaching.
Lawrence has a deep love for music. He is a musician, songwriter and is a band member of 4-time Dove Award winning Christian Rock Band "Bride". He also leads his own group, Lawrence Bishop II and the Livestock Band. Lawrence II has become an accomplished studio musician, having done sessions with many of Nashville's "A" List players. He has produced several music CDs and- as a songwriter- has had his songs cut by multiple world-renowned artists.
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Ron Carter serves as Administrator of Solid Rock Church. Ron has been a member since 1986 and worked as an accountant at Armco Steel Company prior to becoming Church Administrator in 1995. Ron enjoys teaching and he is an amazing cook. He is the facilitator of our Fusion (in-home Bible study) groups and is a Commander in our Royal Rangers program.
Ron is married to Barb and they reside in Middletown. The have two adult sons, Jeremy and Matthew.
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Ryan Wonderly is Assistant Administrator at Solid Rock North Campus and is an integral member of our staff. He began working for Solid Rock Church in 2005 as director of our Brazil Orphanage in Sao Paulo. Ryan and his wife Meagan lived in Brazil and served in our orphanage until 2009 when they returned home.
Upon his return, Ryan has continued to facilitate operations with our staff in Brazil. For several years he served as Administrator of our South location as well. Currently, Ryan is in charge of marketing and advertising department for Solid Rock Church and is an integral part of the staff.
Ryan graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in 2003. He and his wife Meagan have 2 young children, Ezra and Nora and they reside in Franklin, Ohio.
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Kim Wright serves as our Special Events Coordinator, Executive Administrative Assistant, and Youth Pastor of Catalyst Student Ministries (formally No Limits Youth) here at Solid Rock Church. She has been a member of Solid Rock Church since 1982 and joined our staff in 2004 after working in the mortgage industry for several years. Kim also works with the ministry leaders of the church to ensure their needs are met.
Kim resides in Trenton, Ohio with her husband Rick and their daughter Nadia. She is currently attending school full-time as well for her Bachelor’s in Business Administration.
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Matt Carter has been Children’s Director at Solid Rock Church since 2008 and he has worked in children’s ministry since he graduated High School. He is responsible for all of the children’s classes and activities that happen at the North campus.
Matt graduated from Miami University in 2007 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and served in local school districts for several years. He loves working with children in his spare time he also enjoys traveling, photography, golfing and cooking.
Matt lives in Lebanon, Ohio with his dog Hershey.
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Leroy came on staff in 2005 as the Director of the SRC Product Department. He is responsible for the processing, duplication and shipping of orders that are placed at Solid Rock Church.
He also has a heart for children. He is the director of SRC's Ignition Outreach team, which ministers to children in our surrounding community. During the summer, they bus children in every week and teach them about God, provide activities and feed them lunch. When school is back in, they continue to do the same on a monthly basis. They also plan outings and participate in Back to School and Christmas programs for the children every year.
Leroy is married to his wife, Julie and has 3 children, Jadin, Jude and Ryder. They live together in Lebanon, Ohio.
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Jason Bowman is Campus Pastor of Solid Rock Church’s South Campus in Cincinnati, Ohio and has been a member of Solid Rock Church for 3 years.
Jason is originally from Germantown, Ohio. He holds a Bachelors degree of Science in Education and a Masters degree of Arts in Education. Before accepting the position of Campus Pastor, he taught in the public school system for 7 years.
Jason is married to his wife Brittany and together they have two children Jaden and Elann.
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Shawna takes care of our Accounts Payable Department at the South Church and also serves as Administrative Assistant to Darlene Bishop Ministries. She manages all speaking engagements and travel arrangements for Pastor Darlene.
Shawna is married to Chris and they have three children, Chloe, Seth and Brock.
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Wes is Youth Pastor of The Awakening at Solid Rock South. He gave his life to Christ 15 years ago and began attending a church in Cincinnati, now known as Solid Rock South. Wes's desire is to see this generation awake out of their spiritual slumber and live life to its fullest through the relationship they have with Jesus Christ. He also has a passion for the mission field and has traveled to several countries including Russia, Greece and Honduras to share the love of Christ.
Wes lives in Cincinnati with his wife Holly and son, Judah.
Lisa Allread has been the Director of the Children’s Ministry at Solid Rock Church's South campus since 2009 and she has served in the Children’s Ministry for many years. Prior to becoming Director, Lisa helped to run a local food bank and help center. She also dedicated her time to home-schooling her children. She has attended church for most of her life but truly made a commitment to Christ while attending a concert in 1998.
Lisa is married to Steve, who is also very involved in Children’s Ministry. They have three adult children, each of whom are married: Kristin and her husband Kris, Matt and his wife Alina and Makenzie and her husband Travis.
When Lisa is not busy with Children’s Ministry, her and Steve enjoy biking and spending time together.
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