Statement of Faith

It is vitally important that churches remain doctrinally pure. Nearly every New Testament book includes some form of warning against false teaching. The points of our statement of faith are not exhaustive to what we believe, but do provide safety rails for preserving sound doctrine.

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The Rock Church 445 Masonville Rd Mount Laurel NJ
1689 LBC

Our Confession

1689 Second London Baptist Confession

The Church’s final and ultimate authority is the Word of God. There are, however, explanations of biblical doctrine which have served the church throughout its history. The classic and Reformed confessions/creeds of the church have been born out of moments of much-needed clarity. They have also helped the church define orthodoxy, informed its worship, and provided it with a trusted exposition of the gospel of Christ.
While they are not inspired or authoritative, they are helpful. We, as elders of The Rock Church, have affirmed the 1689 Second London Baptist Confession in order to assist us in our pursuit of Reformed orthodoxy. While affirming this confession is not required for membership, we have found it useful to provide clarity where our statement of faith does not.
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Pastor’s Calling

Ben Honeyford recalls in 2006 when he first learned about church planting, this movement of new churches being born out of a desire to reach this generation in a meaningful way with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Then, in 2009, he sensed a desire to plant in Camden, NJ. He moved his family back to South Jersey, where he grew up and began a Bible study which became weekly church services and regular outreaches. After that season came to a close, he realized he needed more training and development. Ben spent some time as a ministry resident with a church plant in Gloucester City and then as youth pastor with Cornerstone Church. In January of 2020, Ben and his wife Angelica were assessed by the Eastern District Association (EDA) of the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA). The EDA affirmed the call on his life and Pastor Ben was also licensed with the EFCA in 2020. He and his family are elated to serve in a church that is in the community for the community.

Duncan Elder The Rock Church Mount Laurel NJ

Duncan Catlett


Duncan is from Leawood, KS and lived mostly in the midwest. He attended the University of Kansas and earned his bachelor's degree in Business Administration. Duncan also has a Master's degree from Liberty University in Management and Leadership. After college, he was commissioned into the United States Air Force where his primary duty was mobility pilot/instructor pilot for 10 years. Since 2014, Duncan has lived in South Jersey with his wife Lindsay of 13 years. They have 4 children. Duncan now works full time as a Captain at Delta Air Lines while serving at the Rock Church. His spiritual calling includes leadership, teaching and counseling in the body of Christ.

Michael Stocklin

Michael Stocklin

Worship Leader

Michael Stocklin has been leading worship for over 22 years and is employed full-time
as a Director of IT for a regional bank based in New Jersey. Michael, his wife Brenda,
and their five children live in Voorhees, New Jersey, and currently serve at Cornerstone
Church in Mt. Laurel, where he has been for over 14 years. Before that, he served at
Immanuel Baptist Church in Maple Shade. Michael’s extensive experience in leading a church worship ministry, his knowledge of contemporary and traditional music, and his proficiency in sound systems, computer, and projection systems & software allow him to be a resource to others who lead or participate in the worship ministries of the church.

Ralph Roesler


Ralph had the great joy of growing up in the church surrounded by both believing parents and grandparents. It was instilled in him from a very young age to serve the church. Ralph is married to Judy and has two children. He has served in a number of churches and has experience in different church polity. Ralph has a burden for prayer and care. After you walk into the sanctuary, you will be greeted by Ralph. He is always there with a smile to encourage others, whatever they may be going through. Ralph has been a tremendous asset to the leadership team at The Rock Church. He enjoys praying for the church and visiting those in need, whether at home or the hospital. Ralph is a long time native of South Jersey, who attended Pennsauken High School and Pfieffer College in North Carolina.

Ben Honeyford

Lead Pastor

Pastor Ben grew up in South Jersey in the small town of Riverton. He attended Riverton Elementary School, Palmyra High School, as well as receiving his degree in business from Temple University. He attended Calvary Chapel Bible Institute in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He also worked for Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale as a facilities manager. He started Calvary Fellowship of Camden and was youth pastor for Cornerstone Church. He also ran a commercial cleaning company for five years and worked in employee benefits consulting for ten years. Pastor Ben is so pleased to serve full time as pastor of The Rock Church of South Jersey. He is married to Angelica and has three girls: Sophia, Juliana, Rebekah.

Jesse DeSanto

Jesse DeSanto


Donna Ott

Donna Ott

Financial Secretary