Why start another church in Northwest Georgia?
On January 12, 2002, God called Matt & Beth Evans to return to their hometown and start Rock Bridge Community Church. With a core team of around 25 adults, the church held its first worship services in September 2002 in the Wink Theatre with 241 people in attendance. For those who started the church, one number was always in their minds: 50,000. There are 50,000 unchurched people in Whitfield County.
There are over 100,000 unchurched people in Whitfield, Gordon, Murray, and Catoosa Counties.
Over the next few months the church gradually began to grow as the unchurched began attending and people began relationships with Jesus. This growth continued and accelerated as the church added staff, purchased buildings, added additional services, and eventually expanded to new campuses in new communities…all with the goal of reaching more people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
We wanted to start a church where people could invite their unchurched friends – a place where anyone would be loved and presented with the Gospel.
Today, Rock Bridge has multiple campuses in several northwest Georgia communities, expanding that number well beyond the original 50,000 people. We’re just as committed to reaching people for the glory of God as we were when the church started. It’s the reason we exist today.
- 2002 Rock Bridge Dalton Launch
- 2004 Wink Theatre becomes Rock Bridge Dalton’s first permanent venue
- 2007 Rock Bridge Calhoun Launch
- 2008 Stage 123 becomes Rock Bridge Dalton’s second worship venue
- 2010 The Rock Bridge Ministry Center opens on the Dalton Campus
- 2010 Rock Bridge Dalton begins Thursday night service (Rock Bridge PM)
- 2010 Rock Bridge Chatsworth Launch
- 2011 Rock Bridge Calhoun moves into a permanent venue
- 2013 Rock Bridge Ringgold Launch
- 2015 Rock Bridge Ringgold adds Rock Bridge PM
- 2015 Groundbreaking for Rock Bridge Chatsworth building
- 2016 Grand Opening of Rock Bridge Chatsworth building
- 2016 Launch of Rock Bridge Hixson, TN campus