A Message from Pastors Jim and Deborah Cobrae

I have been pastoring for over 30 years, doing some things right, but many things wrong. When I was ordained at 33, I launched out to begin our first church and found myself completely untrained, inexperienced and unprepared for what was ahead of me. Looking back over these past years, I have seen the Lord take us from a small church of just under 12 to a membership of over 20,000, becoming one of the largest soul-winning churches in our nation.

At The Rock, we have grown to love and respect the local church and the faithful pastors who work diligently. We have seen and experienced the good, bad, ugly and precious of ministry. Because of this, Deby and I have a deep conviction that men and women of God can only go as far as they are encouraged. That is why we are inviting you to be our guest at Pastors 2012, our special gathering for senior pastors.

Why do we think you should come and invest your valuable time? Because we pastored a small church for most of our ministry years and remember wanting someone to share how to cause our church to grow! We knew something had to change, but we didn't know what it was. At this gathering we will share what had to change (and continues to change), how we have learned to hear God's voice and most importantly, to host His presence.

We offer the Pastors 2012 gathering at no cost to you. The Rock will provide all of the materials and meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the gathering as our gift to you. Your only expense will be your travel and accommodations while you are with us.

We encourage you to bring your wife (wives are vital and we have special sessions on women and ministry) your children (there will be day and evening session for all the PK's) and join us. We do understand you are probably swamped, overworked, underpaid and all that goes with the job so please... just come and let us take care of the rest!

In His Love and Your Service,

Jim & Deborah Cobrae

“I have not stopped talking about this experience since I left. It was the best Pastor's conference I have ever atended. There is not a thing that could have been done better. The food was incredible. The accessibility, availability and transparency of Pastors Jim and Deborah was more than anyone could have expected.”

Pastor Gregory – Long Beach, Ca

About The Pastors Gathering

The Pastors 2012 gathering is a free three day event hosted by The Rock Church to encourage Pastors and give practical tools for ministry that will build the church. Pastors Jim and Deborah share their hearts and more than 30 years of ministry experience as well as open The Rock Church departments up to equip Pastors and leaders for greater ministry impact. Many pastors have questions and need encouragement and at the Pastors 2012 gathering you will have the opportunity to ask the questions directly to Pastors Jim and Deborah, get the answers and find the resources you need to go farther in ministry. We also have breakout sessions for specific ministries, Pastors wives and Women in Ministry, and special Children’s and Youth Ministry for your children. The Pastors 2012 gathering is all about blessing you, your family and your church. That is why it is free, all meals are included and we give away resources! Just read the testimonies on this page from our last gathering and you will see what others had to say after they experienced what goes on at the Pastors Gathering.

“I had a very real God encounter and I am not the same. I cannot thank you enough for giving us this opportunity and expanding our lives. I saw the church of my heart in action, one I had given up hope of ever seeing and it has given me a new passion and renewed my call, believing once again that “all things are possible!” I am so grateful for this impartation and I am going to start a revolution in my church, to see souls saved. We have seen many salvations since we came home, and ministries bearing more fruit. I will definately be coming again.”

Pastor Anita – Queensland, Australia


Pastor Jim Cobrae

Pastor Jim's practical and honest teaching has assisted hundreds of thousands in coming to Jesus and seeing their lives changed. The truth is Pastor Jim has never written a book, is not on television or radio, can't sing, has never written a song, is not even a good reader, is not highly educated, and considers himself not to be very smart. How could this be that God can use him in a great way? Come and find out how much more God can use you.

Read Pastor Jim's full bio

Pastor Deborah Cobrae

Pastor Deborah has been married to Pastor Jim for over 30 years, has 4 kids, and many wonderful grandchildren. Her commitment to serve the Lord and wear any "hat" He gives her to put on has led her to preach in other nations, the inner city, and prisons. Through thoughtful insight, Deborah's dynamic and practical teaching on God's word will equip you with the "how to's" of being a great pastor in a world that has gone wrong. (Pastor Deborah will do special sessions just for pastors' wives.)

Read Pastor Deborah's full bio

“From the time we got out of our car on the first night, to the last day we really experienced the love of God. So much care and thought was put into this conference and it was evident.”

Pastor William – Monrovia, Ca


Tuesday, May 8
3:00 pm Hotel check-in
3:00 - 5:30 pm Registration/Hospitality break time and campus tours
5:00 pm -
5:15 pm
Shuttles depart from hotels to The Rock
5:45 pm Dinner
(Children eat with parents)
5:45 pm Childcare classes open
7:00 pm Music Ministry
7:15 pm Session 1
8:00 pm Break
8:15 pm Session 2
9:00 - 9:45 pm Dismiss to your hotel for the night and hospitality in Love Rock Cafe
9:15 pm -
9:30 pm
Shuttles depart from The Rock to hotels
Wednesday, May 9
7:30 am -
7:45 am
Shuttles depart from hotels to The Rock
7:30-8:00 am Coffee services available
8:00 am Breakfast
(Children eat with parents)
8:30 am Childcare classes open
9:00 am Session 3
9:45 am Break
10:00 am Session 4
10:45 am Break
11:00 am Session 5
12:00 pm Lunch
(Children will be eating in their classrooms)
1:00 pm Session 6
2:00 pm Break
2:15 pm Session 7
3:15 - 5:45 pm Afternoon Break (During this time you are welcome to go back to your hotel)
3:30 pm
3:45 pm
Shuttles depart for hotels
5:15 pm
5:30 pm
Shuttles depart from hotels to The Rock
5:30 pm Dinner
(Children eat with parents)
6:30 pm Childcare classes open
6:45 pm Break
7:00 pm **Session 8
Church Service (Please wear your Lanyard and sit in the pastors section)
8:30 - 9:00 pm Service ends - Shuttles depart for hotels
Thursday, May 10
7:30 am
7:45 am
Shuttles depart from hotels to The Rock
7:30-8:00 am Coffee services available
8:00 am Breakfast/Food Distribution observation (children eat with parents)
9:00 am Childcare classes open
9:30 am Break - Choose a breakout session
9:45 am Breakout Sessions 1 with the Rock Pastors and Administrative Staff
(Location TBA)
This is your chance to find out how to grow areas of church ministry
10:30 am Break
10:45 am Breakout Sessions 2 (Location TBA)
11:30 am Break-pick up box lunch (children will be eating in their classrooms)
11:45 am Lunch Q & A and communion with Pastor's Jim and Deborah Cobrae
1:15 pm Dismiss (tours available)
1:30 pm
1:45 pm
Shuttle to hotels

** Look for your reserved seating.

“I was totally amazed at the level of excellence and the Spirit of those serving and of course the leadership of The Rock Church. Those few days have lifted our eyes to see another level to aspire to, you make Jesus shine and so will we.”

Pastor Byron – Ormeau, Austraila

Register Now + Donate

Before You Register

All participants MUST register before the event so that we may prepare the meals and resources necessary for your attendance.

Due to the overwhelming response registration is almost full. We are now accepting regisrations for Senior and Executive/Associate Pastors only. All Exectutive/Associate Pastors MUST be accompanied by their Senior Pastor.

VISA STATUS: Before you register, if you are coming from outside of the United States we welcome you to attend our conference if you already have a valid Visa to enter the country. The Rock Church will not be able to provide Visa letters or documentation to assist you to attend this conference.

DONATE: Many people have asked how they can get involved in helping us to keep providing The Pastors Gathering free to all the pastors. If you would like to support the conference, we have made a donate option available for you.

Registration Closed
“I came in discouraged and beat up and left the conference encouraged, refreshed and ready to charge.”

– Pastor Ben

Lodging & Transportation

The Rock will be providing transportation to select hotels. If you would like to participate in our transportation program please provide us with your hotel information for the complimentary transportation to and from your hotel. Please note that transportation will only be provided from specific locations below.

Special Pastors 2012 Conference discounts are available for the Standard King or Double Queen rooms. Special room rates are available until April 30, 2012 or until the group block is sold out.

Helpful airport transportation links:

International Flights – Los Angeles International Airport Los Angeles, CA
Domestic Flights – Ontario International Airport Ontario, CA

Shuttle services will be provided to the following hotels:

Hilton Garden Inn
1755 South Waterman Avenue
San Bernardino, Ca 92408

Rate: $94
Group Code: ROCONF

Rate: $94
Australian Code: ROCKAU

Hilton San Bernardino
285 E. Hospitality Lane
San Bernardino, Ca 92408

Rate: $79
Group Code: RCP

“One of the best conferences I have ever attended.”

Pastor John – Queensland, Australia