Texas - Texarkana



Church on the Rock located in Texarkana Texas is a Spirit Filled Interdenominational church where you’ll find people who love Jesus, friends who care about you, relevant preaching, contemporary worship, the power of the Holy Spirit, exciting children and youth ministry, a Biblical worldview, and an opportunity for significance.

Here is what sets Church on the Rock apart:

  • Life Group Discipleship
  • Kids Ministry
  • Youth Ministry and Discipleship
  • College/Young Adults Ministry and Discipleship
  • Sidewalk Sunday School
  • Missions Ministry 
  • Worship
  • Homeless Ministry
  • Celebrate Recovery
  • Radio Ministry

Visionary Leadership


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Pastors John and LaNell Miller have been pastors for their entire adult lives. They have a heart to see people not only loving God with all their heart, but fulfilling the great commission and using their gifts to advance the Kingdom of God. Pastor John is a graduate of Fuller Seminary and LaNell is a graduate of SJSU. They have been pastors at COTR since 1990. They have three children, John Henry, Bethany & Rebekah.


Cohort Advisor


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Whitney Jackson began serving at COTR in 2006 with her husband, Travis Jackson, as Next Generation Pastors. Their heart is to see young people: love God, serve God, and deeply impact their friends, school, families, and culture for Jesus! Whitney is a graduate from Texas A&M University, Texarkana with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Masters in Counseling.



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Derek Jenkins has been employed with Church on the Rock for three years. He oversees the Guest Experience teams for the Next Generation Ministries. Derek is dedicated to seeing people embrace servant leadership within the church body. Since the launch of the SUM Texarkana, Derek has worked as the Director of Recruitment. He is a Business Administration major and plans to finish with his Masters in Church Administration.



Church on the Rock
1601 Mall Dr.
Texarkana, Texas 75503
United States

Phone: (903) 794-8589
Email: wjackson@sum.edu
Website: www.churchontherock.org/sum
Launch Date: Fall 2015-16