The Pastors Gathering 2015

Tuesday-Thursday, May 19-21, 2015

San Bernardino, Ca

A message from Pastor Jim

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 an attendance of well over 12,000 per week 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, 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 Gathering 2015, our special gathering for Senior Pastors.

Pastors at the altar at a previous Pastors Gathering

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 and other great church leaders 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 Gathering at no cost to Senior Pastors (support staff only $50 per adult). The Rock will provide all of the materials and meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the gathering.

In His Love and Your Service,
Pastor Jim Cobrae
The Rock Church and World Outreach Center


Conference includes
Powerful sessions and Q&A featuring all of our guest speakers and pastors from The Rock.
Complimentary gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Breakaway sessions with various ministries including: Youth, Children, Music, and an in-depth look at our Outreach Program.
Special sessions for Pastors' Wives and women in ministry by Pastors' Wives.
Fun activities for children and youth.
FREE Registration for Senior Pastors
All meals included
Support staff only $50 per adult
Childrens registration is free
Activity fees may apply


"I came in discouraged and beat up and left the conference encouraged, refreshed and ready to charge."
– Pastor Ben

"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

"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

Hear from the hearts of

Senior Pastors from four of the largest churches in Southern California. Men of integrity who weathered many storms, passing on decades of experience that will shake your world!

Pastors Jim and Deborah Cobrae
Jim and Deborah Cobrae
The Rock Church

Starting from a church of only a dozen, Pastors Jim and Deborah have watched God grow The Rock to well over 12,000 a week in attendance. Come and find out how.

Dr Jim Reeve
Jim and Marguerite Reeve
Faith Community Church

Founders of Faith Community Church, which has grown from a handful of people to 10,000 every week. Dr. Reeve's T.V. ministry, Balanced Living, airs weekly.

Diego Mesa
Diego and Cindy Mesa
Abundant Living Family Church

Pastors Diego and Cindy Mesa have a message that will inspire you. Their multi-cultural congregation has grown in excess of 6,000 per week and God continues to add to the church daily.

Bayless Conley
Bayless and Janet Conley
Cottonwood Church

Bayless and Janet Conley pastor an amazing church which in over 31 years has grown to over 9,000 in attendance on a weekly basis. His T.V. ministry impacts a global audience in numerous languages.


Registration is free to Senior Pastors and their wives. Support staff is only $50 per adult.

Space is limited. Please register early to secure your seats.

Associate Pastors and ministry leaders may only register and attend if they are accompanied by their Senior Pastor.

For any international guests a valid Visa is required at the time of registration. The Rock Church will not be able to provide Visa letters or documentation to assist you to attend this conference.

Donations: 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.

Register at The Door

What To Expect

Tuesday, May 19

This is the day to arrive and get introduced to who we are and what we do. It is about vision and purpose that will encourage you in your ministry. This is not about pushing celebrity pastors and “product”, but about simply following God.

Wednesday, May 20

Wednesday is all about developing your heart to line up with the heart of God. There will be in-depth sessions with all the speakers, as well as very important breakout sessions to address many of your pressing ministry needs. After dinner you will be able to experience a Rock Church service at night.

Thursday, May 21

We will conclude Pastors Gathering 2015, but we saved the best for last. This is a day to touch the heart of God and reach from the spiritual things we learned yesterday to the practical ministry application for your church. You will be able to hear more powerful sessions from all of our distinguished speakers, and we will conclude with a powerful question and answer session where you can get godly wisdom for your pressing ministry questions. Then we will send you home to your church stronger, healthier and more committed to the vision God has given you!

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Lodging and Transportation

The Rock will provide complimentary shuttle service from the following hotels to our church during the conference. Airport transportation is not included. Please provide The Rock with your hotel selection on your registration or email us at to reserve your shuttle from one of these three hotel options.

We have partnered with surrounding hotels to offer you exclusive discounts on rooms. Space is limited. Rooms must be booked by deadline to receive discounts.

Shuttle services will be provided to the following hotels
Hilton Garden Inn
1755 South Waterman Ave
San Bernardino, Ca 92408
Group Code: PG2015
Deadline: April 27, 2015
Hampton Inn & Suites
895 East Hospitality Lane
San Bernardino, Ca 92408
Group Code: RCE
Deadline: April 27, 2015

Note: All hotel blocks have expired, but you can still use the Book button to book a room at their current room rate. Shuttle service from these two hotels will still be provided if you book after the block deadline.

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Invite your friends!

Tuesday May 19
3:00 pm Hotel check-in, event registration, and campus tours
5:30 pm Gourmet Dinner
7:00 pm Session 1
8:00 pm Session 2
Wednesday May 20
8:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am Session 3
10:00 am Session 4
11:00 am Breakout 1
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Session 5
2:00 pm Panel and Q & A
2:40 pm Break
3:00 pm Breakout 2
4:00 pm Afternoon break with options for tours (Campus and Ministries)
5:30 pm Gourmet Dinner
7:00 pm Church service (Experience all levels of ministry)
Thursday May 21
8:00 am Breakfast and Food Distribution Tours
9:00 am Session 6
10:15 am Session 7
11:00 am Q & A and Communion
12:00 pm Lunch