The Church started in the Mat-Su Valley with the purpose of reaching the un-churched. Church on the Rock had its humble beginnings in a private home on February 22, 2000, and we now meet in various locations in Wasilla, Palmer, and the Talkeetna area.

“Live Every Day with Passion and Purpose in Christ.”

The church leadership was led to bring the ministry of Fresh Start to Alaska in September of 2005. Our desire is to go after the heart and teach each person how to live a lifestyle of forgiveness. This lifestyle will lead to healed hearts, lives made whole, and greater freedom in Jesus Christ.  You will find an atmosphere of grace, hope, truth, and love.

photoIn February of 2000 the Lord led my wife LaRae and I to plant a life giving church in Wasilla Alaska. Starting out having services in the home of the Dargis family, growing to multiple campuses and planting churches in other cities, the mission of God to make disciples has been a great joy. After thirteen years with this calling and assignment the Holy Spirit has led us to minister in the nations to strengthen leaders and share our testimony of the grace and goodness of God. As the founding pastors, COTR has a special affinity in our hearts because of the extravagant love demonstrated to us through this faith community! We are excited to be sent ones proclaiming the gospel of Jesus and His message of Grace!


Founding Pastor,

David & LaRae Pepper