House on the Rock Church
Join us every Sunday at 10 AM
P.S. 317 Waterside School, 190 Beach 110 St, Rockaway Park, NY 11694
For over two decades House on the Rock Church has served the people of Rockaway. In 2012, the church experienced a series of culminating events. First, Reverend Garry Patrylo, Sr. whom founded the church in 1985, passed away with cancer. Eight days later, his son and Associate Pastor, Garry Patrylo, Jr, was in an accidental house fire that almost cost his life. Just two days later, Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast and destroyed the church’s meeting space and many of the member’s homes including the Pastor’s.
Hope was never lost. Despite his own recovery and financial burdens Pastor Garry Patrylo Jr. began to lead the church with a greater vision to rebuild and serve people . The vision included a community center to not only serve people spiritually but physically. Shortly after the hurricane, Auburn Hills Christian Center in Michigan matched our Building Fund. Then in 2016, Samaritan’s Purse, a ministry of Franklin Graham, partnered with us in buying 20,000 square feet of land in Arverne. The plans for construction were submitted to the Attorney Generals Office in March 2018. We are Currently pending approval to proceed. Although a lengthy process, the church and its ministries have been growing and blessing more people than ever before!
Galatians 6:9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up