Hi, I’m Reid Lamport and I am very blessed to be the Senior Pastor here at COTR. My family [Michele – my wife, Katie and Jessica – my daughters and Reid – my son] and I moved to Poland in 1986 where I was hired to teach learning disabled students and serve as the head football coach. After doing so for a number of years, I felt very strongly that the Lord was calling me to start a church. Through much prayer and fasting, along with encouragement and confirmation from many friends, the Church of the Rock was launched in the winter of 1999.
From that first Sunday in 1999 until August of 2011, I served in a part time capacity. From August 2011 until today I have been employed as the full-time pastor. I taught and coached high school athletics (football and softball) for 37 years and enjoyed it immensely. Pastoring this church however, has been my passion.
I can honestly say, the past 15 years have been incredible. I also have to honestly say, it been all God! I can attest to that first hand. We knew nothing about starting a church, however we know the One who knows everything about starting a church, so we just trusted Him. There is nothing more exhilarating than to be operating in the will of God.
Now, here we are today. Blessed beyond measure with this beautiful building and surrounded by people who have a heart to serve our Lord. If you are looking for a church family, I invite you to come and worship with us at The Rock.