The story begins with a kidnapping!
Rock came from a solid home; but by age of 15, began dabbling in alcohol and drugs. In 1979, he met Sherri and kidnapped her! Well, not really! He got a job in Ohio and asked Sherri if she wanted to go; he was 21, she was 17. So, at midnight, she sneaked out of her house and went with Rock to Ohio.
A few days later, Sherri called a friend back home and learned her father had called the police; putting out an APB on Rock for kidnapping his daughter. The police were looking for Rock in NY, PA and OH! She called her father and said if he ever wanted to see her again, to drop the charges, which thankfully he did.
An assault changes everything
Sherri came from an abusive home with an alcoholic father. When Sherri was 13, she experienced a sexual assault by three young men. She had no one to turn to who would listen, so she tried to hide the hurt, pain and shame she felt.
As her teen years progressed, Sherri began to have real questions about God and asked a question at church “why do bad things happen to good people?” Without knowing what had happened to Sherri, one dear woman of the church said that sometimes God lets bad things happen to teach us lessons in life.
That caused Sherri to begin to despise the church, and the God that was trying to teach her a lesson, by having three young men sexually assault her!
She began to do everything she could to get back at God for what He had allowed. She even began to dabble in witchcraft!
Sherri developed an eating disorder that would nearly kill her. Years later, she would undergo dozens of medical procedures to correct the damage done.
Jesus rescues us
Together, Rock & Sherri’s life careened, out of control; alcohol, drugs and theft, were a way of life. Through an amazing set of circumstances; 15 years later, with two children in tow, Rock and Sherri were draw in by the Holy Spirit to a Free Methodist Camp meeting where both Rock and Sherri would encounter Jesus; changing their lives forever!
Within two years of their salvation, Rock and Sherri were sensing God’s call to ministry and in 1992; Rock began serving as a local ministerial candidate, and in 1995, appointed as pastor to the very church that helped him come to Jesus!
With over 25 years of Christian service, Rock and Sherri are now serving as conference evangelists.
Sherri, uniquely qualified to help women, young and old, overcome the painful and debilitating emotional fallout, from abuse of all kinds. Sherri would love to come and speak to your church, women’s group, or teen group, about these issues.
Learning to Pray Upside Down
Rock has recently developed a Bible Study Series, “Learning to Pray Upside Down”, a three part series helping new and experienced believers, learn how they can pray with renewed power and authority.
Rock & Sherri would love to come tell “the rest of the story” with your church!