1024 East Main Street

Richmond, Indiana 47374

Phone: (765) 962-5099

Fax:      (765) 962-9389

"Where the love and acceptance of Jesus Christ can be found" ROCK SOLID MINISTRIES
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“I believe this to be the Word of God, a lamp to my feet, a guide to my path and food for my spirit. I will hold it high, above all else,

and live its precepts,

God help me.”

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This past month I have been reminded of just how faithful God is. There are times I, like most of you, forget to think on Jesus. Life gets so busy and hectic. But my God never forgets me. He is faithful to do all He has promised to do. While this doesn't mean things will never go wrong, it does mean His will will always be done. We have several new projects in the works. The Free mobile medical unit is almost done and will be rolling on the streets in July. The women's shelter is going slow, but it is going sure. We have more demo to do and have contractors on board for the major portion of the remodeling. The key we have found to be so true is that if you keep God in the loop no matter what the matter is, He will guide you and see to it the task is complete. I fail. I am not perfect and make mistakes. I miss deadlines and forget to call people back. But our God is perfect and never forgets. If He sets a deadline, He will keep it. No matter what our enemy the devil throws at us, God goes before us and is our rear guard. It is hard to see failure in this. Thank you Lord Jesus for all you do and are doing through this ministry. Pastor's Corner
The Hunteman Mobile Medical Unit is ready to roll out! It is coming to a neighborhood near you in July. Below is the schedule for the free Siloam Clinic on Wheels! July 14th, 9 am to noon........... Gateway Food Distribution Sheridan Street, Richmond July 21st, 9 am to noon. The Old Fountain City Wesleyan Church 314 South Green Street, Fountain City July 28th, 9 am to noon............ Scott Boys and Girls Club 1717 South L Street, Richmond The Hunteman Mobile Medical Unit will offer wellness and illness checks for those with no ability to pay. Services are free.

Rock Solid Ministries was formed in the summer of 1999. It was birthed from the heartfelt desire to provide a place of worship and growth for men and women who were previously incarcerated in jail and prisons. People who previously were involved in crime and in drug and alcohol addiction needed a Christ based, structured program to be established in a consistent walk with Christ. Services began July 17th of 1999 at 1351 Ratliff Street, the home of Tom and Brenda Kelly with an attendance of 6 people. By the first week of August attendance had grown to over 20 each Sunday morning at 11:00. We have had a free fellowship meal every Sunday after service since our first meeting. In Late August of 1999 Rock Solid ministries established a statement of faith, became incorporated and established guidelines and further direction. In September 1025 East Main Street in Richmond was leased to provide more space to minister to the growing congregation.  A treasurer was selected and a board of advisors was formed to consider further growth and ministry opportunities. Several churches, local organizations and individuals have donated their time, money and materials to promote growth for this ministry. God truly has given us favor with the folks in the Richmond community. In October the advisory board unanimously decided to seek affiliation with the Assemblies of God denomination. The Indiana District of the Assemblies was contacted and Rock Solid Ministries Incorporated became a District Operated Assemblies of God church in late October 1999. Other services were added and the ministry began reaching out to the intercity population of Richmond with the love and acceptance of Jesus Christ. By October of 2001, Rock Solid Ministries had grown to an average attendance on Sunday morning of over 50 people. The advisory board and the Indiana District decided that larger facilities needed to be found. We found that facility across the street at 1024 East Main and purchased it in December of 2002. Presently, we are still in the process of renovation for all that needs to be filled. We offer a second meal on Tuesday at 4:30 pm with our Bread Basket program. Between the two meals offered every week, Rock Solid Ministries serves over 250 meals. Since 1999 we have served over 130,000 meals from this ministry, praise God! We started our Christ Centered Recovery (CCR) meetings in October or 2002. This is a Christ based 12 Step meeting that holds Jesus Christ up as the Higher (Highest!) power. These meetings are part of the Clint Belcher House of Recovery program. The 7:00 pm Friday meeting has grown to an additional meeting at noon on Friday and one on Wednesday at noon. There are even other CCR meetings in churches in our community. We had a vision for our community for a free medical clinic where people who cannot afford health care could come to be cared for and prayed for, not just treated. That is a reality with the opening of the Siloam Health and Wellness center which opened on July 28th of 2009!. We also see a need for a residential Christ based addiction program and are waiting for God to open doors to make this a reality. The Clint Belcher House of Recovery is in its development stage and we are praying for its opening soon. There is so much work to do in Richmond, our vision will never end.