March 27 & 28


Church On The Rock Presents

The Uprising Student Conference

The Uprising Conference is a life changing youth conference where students will encounter the incredible Presence of God. We know there are many things pulling for student’s time and attention yet we know when they tap into God’s love, they will be changed, healed, and empowered to live their lives in constant pursuit of Him. This year’s conference will host powerful, relevant speakers and anointed, passionate worship. We believe God’s presence changes everything so get your Middle School and High School students here and come experience all God has to offer!

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7 on 7 Tournament

7 on 7 Tournament

Compete in our 7 on 7 Tournaments, which included Volleyball, Dodgeball, Soccer, and Flag Football!

Mechanical Great White Shark

Mechanical Great White Shark

Take a ride on our Mechanical Great White Shark... if you think you are brave enough to survive it!

Rad Parties and Giveaways

Rad Parties and Giveaways

Who doesn't love free stuff?!? Come party with us for your chance to win free gift cards, prizes and more!

Live Music & Worship

Live Music & Worship

You will not want to miss our evening services, which included live music from The Uprising Worship Team!

Powerful Speakers

Powerful Speakers

This year we are excited to have Pastor Paul Lawrence and Pastor Shelly Riker speaking at our event!

You're Invited!

You're Invited!

March 27th & 28th 2015 1401 14th Ave W Palmetto, FL $27 At The Door

Paul Lawrence

Church on the rock | Calera, Alabama

Paul was born in Atlanta, Georgia and grew up in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida. While a teenager he and his family moved to Birmingham, Alabama. Paul graduated High School from Kingwood Christian School in Alabaster, Alabama in 1996. After graduating High School he joined the Birmingham Metro Master's Commission. His journey in ministry began there. He was in Master's Commission for three years earning his CERTIFICATE In Ministry from the Assembly of God Denomination. During this time was when he met Kristal. Paul and Kristal were married in 1999 and became Youth Pastors in Rainbow City, Alabama. After a short tenure in Rainbow City, Paul and Kristal accepted the call to become Youth Pastors at Church On The Rock in Palmetto, FL. Paul is an Ordained Minister through Church On The Rock. In June 2006, Paul graduated from Life Christian University with a Bachelors in Theology. Paul and Kristal also served as director of Palmetto Master's Commission for 3 years. After over 8 years of serving as youth pastor at Church On The Rock in Palmetto, Florida, in 2009 Paul and Kristal followed the call of God to plant a Church On The Rock in Calera, Alabama.

Shelly Riker

Church on the Rock | Palmetto, Florida

Pastor Shelly was born and raised in Palmetto, Florida and graduated from Palmetto High School, where she excelled as a softball player. She went to the University of South Florida in Tampa where she was privileged to play on a four-year softball scholarship. She graduated from USF with her bachelor’s degree in Secondary English Education and her master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. She worked as a substance abuse and mental health counselor for six years. Pastor Shelly fell in love with God from a very young age, it is her hearts desire to see people captivated, restored, and fulfilled by the radical, zealous, and unconditional love of Jesus Christ. Pastor Shelly has been involved with youth ministry for over ten years. She also has a great desire to see people linked with their passions and giftings and equipping them to further The Kingdom Of God. Pastor Shelly has served as the youth pastor for COTR since May 2010 and took on the responsibility of Executive Pastor in May 2011.

Uprising Worship

The sound of Church on the Rock Youth

Our goal is not to write creative music or play trendy songs. Our goal is not even to sound good. Our number one goal and ambition is to please the heart of God. We believe in training people up. We believe in providing a worship team that allows room for middle and high school students to develop their musical talents but more importantly, their ability to worship and to lead others in worship. Every worship set is an opportunity for us to set our practiced songs and planned schedules aside by allowing The Holy Spirit to do what He wants to do. Worship is more than a band playing a few songs on a stage. Worship is a lifestyle. Worship is a chance to encounter the presence of a living God who cares about us.

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Come ready to worship!

Conference T Shirt

Bring an extra $15 bucks with you and pick up this awesome conference shirt that makes a statement!

Get familiar with the full list of our conference songs!

Every Post Counts!

We have created a set of tools to help you invite your friends, family, and everyone! We have facebook graphics, Instagram Pictures, and Videos for you to share with everyone and let them know how stoked you are for this event! Click on the "HELP US PROMOTE" button below and you will be taken to a page where you can use the images for your various social media acounts. Let's make this event go viral! Share it up!






Wednesday Nights from 6:30pm-8:30pm

Powerful Worship & Engaging Speaking

Fun Games and lots of awesome people

You Are Invited!

Phone: 941.729.3800


Address: 1401 14th Ave W Palmetto, FL