They are one in the same. You don’t put your Christian hat on at church and then show up at work and put your work hat on.
You’re wearing your Jesus hat whether you are at church, whether you’re at work, whether you’re at your workout gym, whether you’re with your teams — wherever you’re at.
In that sense, wherever God has called us to serve, that’s where he’s called us and that’s where we’re called to be missional.
God had me coaching football for many years after I was called to be a pastor, somebody said, "He was already pastoring on our football team."
You don’t just change all of a sudden; I just happened to be called as a pastor.
People have been very gracious to me saying I’ve accepted the highest and holiest calling. It is, and I get that they’re trying to encourage me. But it is the highest and most noble calling because it’s the calling that God has given me.
If God called me to stay in coaching, that would have been the highest calling. Wherever you are, that’s where you’re meant to be, and that’s where you’re meant to serve faithfully.
Wherever you’re called, the King Jesus himself has specifically placed you there, and know that it’s exactly where you’re supposed to be.
After serving as a football coach for the past 18 years, Rocky entered into full-time pastoral ministry at Evergreen SGV in 2000. He is married to Sharla, the love of his life, and together they have four children. They have two older daughters named Kaylani and Mia and two younger sons named Troy and Timothy.