Rev. David and Margaret Fiddy
David is from the East of England and was brought up in a Christian family environment. He came to faith in Jesus in his childhood and felt the call of God on his life in his early teens.
Margaret is from the Home Counties and she too was brought up in a Christian family. She came to faith in Jesus in her mid teens and life has never been the same since.
David and Margaret have been involved in church life for over 25 years in a variety of roles. They have been involved in church planting, children’s work, pastoring, preaching, teaching, mentoring and worship.
David and Margaret enjoy serving God together and they are the parents of 2 children, one of whom has special needs.
Both David and Margaret have been involved with mission, travelling to Africa,IndiaandSouth-east Asia.
Their heart is to see God at work in Devizes, building and strengthening the body of Christ so that we can impact our community with the love of God.
The vision of the church is based on the following mission statement:
‘The purpose of Rock Community Church is to give every man, woman and child the opportunity of understanding the Gospel and to provide a church where they can grow and develop in ministry for the glory of God.’
The mission statement sees itself fulfilled in the life and community of the church as we seek to follow the Great Commission and Great Commandment of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Great Commission is based on Matthew 28:18-20 – ‘Jesus said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.’ NIV
The Great Commandment is based on what Jesus said in John 13:34-35, ‘A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.’ This is tied in closely with the what Jesus said in Matthew 22:37-39: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbour as yourself.’
Alongside this, our desire and passion is to see a number of things happening in the church which will cause an effect in our local community: worship and praise that is extravagant and real, and through which He moves in the house and the local community.
We see the church as a place of Worship, Word, Work and Witness; a place of Decision, Discipleship and Destiny; a place of Fun, Fellowship, Faith and Family.
We see the church as a place where God dwells, a place where God inspires and empowers people for life, and where the people are God-centred in what they do, say and live; which is in turn lived out by the people on a daily basis in their locality – in school, work, home and community.
We see church as a place of Solid Foundation, Sure Focus and Strong Faith; a place where lives are built up, encouraged and challenged as they encounter the Living God.
Our heart and passion for the church is that it will be a place of Faith, Hope and Love; a place where lives can be ‘Empowered for Living'; a place where the presence of God is.