La Roca Church a community where God is honored and praised with passion. Michigan is home to almost 500 thousand Hispanics from Central and South America. Most, coming from a strong Roman Catholic background. Although they are all Hispanic, there’s an incredible mixture of culture and traditions among the Hispanics.
La Roca is a Christian community that has dedicated ourselves to worship and work as a congregation, according to the teachings of Jesus and His apostles; (1 Tim. 4:16) and calling ourselves Christians; (Acts 11:26). It is true that God has not finished His work in us. But as members of the church, we go to the Bible for everything we practice.
A major emphasis for our congregation is that we are a family. We are a group of people who come from all over Latin America, people who have abandoned our land, family, roots, loved ones and have come here to start a new life. The least we can offer as a church is a place where we all love one another, understand each other, accept each other and watch over each other.
Jose Pacheco is the Pastor of La Roca Church, in Holland MI, a position he has maintained since 2005.
He is the proud father of 3 children, Jose Jr, Xiamary and Yaritza, and grandfather of three grandchildren with another on the way. Jose began his ministry in Puerto Rico in 1993 with his wife Miriam and his father-in-law, when they planted their first church. In 1999 Jose & Miriam moved to the United States, where they began to work as youth pastors and in 2005 became Senior Pastor of La Roca Church. He studied at Caribbean Theological University in PR, Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, MI, Wesleyan University/Wesley Seminary in Marion, IN, and currently has a master's degree in divinities through the Wesley Seminary. He is also a professor at Ebenezer Bible Institute/WTS and director of the Hispanic Ministry of the Wesleyan Church in West Michigan.