About Us

Staff

Rocky Byers, MDiv – Lead Pastor | Certified Life Coach | Licensed Counselor

Pastor Rocky Byers is originally from Virginia Beach, Virginia. Although his family did not attend church, Rocky knew that he wanted to preach from a very early age. At the age of 10, Rocky started holding meetings in his backyard preaching to the neighborhood children. After graduating from high school, the rock-and-roll musician lifestyle took its toll, with cocaine addiction controlling his life. But in his early 20’s Rocky had a life-transforming encounter with Jesus that put him back on the path of God’s call for his life.

After decades of church leadership, Rocky and Susan travel and speak at churches and leadership conferences around the country. As successful business owners, authors, and certified life coaches, they are passionate about empowering others to fulfill their God-given destiny.

Rocky and Susan have a true empathy for the un-churched. They believe God wants to prove His love for those far from Him. 3 Rivers Family Church is a place where both believers and seekers are compelled to come and experience a culture filled with the love and demonstration of Jesus.

Susan Byers – Lead Pastor | Certified Life Coach | Women’s Ministry

OUR BELIEFS

Bible
The Bible is God’s Word to all people. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it was inspired by God, the Bible is truth without any mixture of error and is completely relevant to our daily lives.
God has existed in relationship with Himself for all eternity. He exists as one substance in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority.
Trinity
God is great: He is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, Holy. It is in Him that we live, move and exist. God is good. He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.
The Father
Jesus Christ is completely human but, at the same time, completely God. He is the only plan for bringing people who are far from God back into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life, so that He could be a substitution for us in satisfying God’s demands for perfection. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we can have life.
The Son
The Holy Spirit’s presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin, God’s righteousness, and the coming judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ.
The Holy Spirit
Man was created to exist forever. He will exist either eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is Heaven. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.
Eternity
Man is made in the image of God and is the supreme object of His creation. Man was created to have fellowship with God but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. Every human personality is uniquely created, possesses dignity, and is worthy of respect and Christian love.
Man
The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God, and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.
Salvation
The Church is a local community of believers unified through faith in Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying all His commands, and it seeks to bring the Gospel to the world. The Church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.
The Church
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