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The Story of Foundation Christian Fellowship

My wife and I are eager to share how God has carried us on an amazing journey to plant a church in Santa Rosa. From first hearing the call to be a Pastor in January of 1997 (Acts 20:24), to watching in wonder as God has led us through doors only He could have opened to carrying us to the threshold of this dream has been nothing short of a testimonial to the Sovereign grace of our Holy Creator.

Brian and BobbiSince being born again in 1996, I have witnessed the Lord heal and strengthen our marriage, walk us through the gift of giving a child to another couple through surrogacy, prepare our hearts to be foster-parents to over 50 children in Sonoma County, and allow us the blessing of adopting our now eleven-year-old Izaya, ten-year-old Zoe, and her biological fifteen-year-old brother, Noah.

As a blended family (Brian and Bobbi both have the consequences of divorce in their past) consisting of my three children from my first marriage, Bobbi’s two children from her own first marriage, and the three adopted children, the Chock family has been uniquely equipped by God to minister to a community with a higher percentage of blended families and single parent homes.

The end goal (and mission statement) of Foundation Christian Fellowship is to be “Building a Better Body in Christ” (Ephesians 2:19-20). I believe that my wife and I are a living testimony to how a life built on the solid foundation of Jesus Christ will transform one’s existence and bring purpose and meaning to one’s life. Living your life as God intended will also build a better church body—one that will be worthy of being known as the bride of Christ (Ephesians 5:22-32); a church that will serve its own and others, as well as equip the body to spread the Good News of God’s Saving Grace to the community it is called to serve.

So, how can you be used by God to help in the launching of Foundation Christian Fellowship? You can begin by praying (Ephesians 6:18-20)!

Pray that the power of the Holy Spirit will continue to lead us and guide us in advancing the message of Christ and transforming lives in Santa Rosa where statistics show that only 3% of the population attends a Christ-centered, Bible believing church each Sunday. Please add us to your prayer list! We need prayer warriors.

Then, as you pray, ask the Lord how you can be a part of what God is going to do here. There are two obvious ways to help:

1. Has God put a burning in your bones to share the gospel with those in need of a Savior (Jeremiah 20:9) in Santa Rosa? Has God equipped you to serve in some capacity in a new church plant (Matthew 9:37-38)? If so, please contact me and/or Bobbi to see how you can become a member of the “core team”.

2. There are always expenses in a ministry that serves primarily the homeless and low income families. Would you pray about how God might be calling you to join in this new ministry by either being a monthly supporter or giving a one-time donation? If God is calling you to partner with us in the building of Foundation Christian Fellowship, please contact the church or follow the directions on the DONATION page of this website.

Thank you for taking the time to read this testimony. My prayer for you comes from 2 Peter 3:18 (NIV)—May you continue to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. To Him be glory, both now and forever! Amen.”

Statement of Faith

We Believe:
1. The Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men and the Divine and final authority for Christian faith and life.

2. In one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

3. That Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross, a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He is now our High Priest and Advocate.

4. That the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and, during this age, to convict men, regenerate the believing sinner, and indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer for godly living and service.

5. That man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is, therefore, lost, and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.

6. That the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His Resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and, thus become children of God.

7. That water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances to be observed by the Church during the present age. They are expressions of faith and our relationship with Christ, but are not to be regarded as means of salvation.

8. That the true Church is composed of all such persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the Body of Christ of which He is the Head.

9. That only those who are, thus, members of the true Church shall be eligible for membership in the local church.

10. That Jesus Christ is the Lord and Head of the Church and that every local church has the right, under Christ, to decide and govern its own affairs.

11. In the bodily and glorified return of our Lord Jesus Christ and that this “Blessed Hope” has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.

12. In the bodily resurrection of the dead; of the believer to everlasting fellowship and joy with the Lord; of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting separation from God.

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