Rock Ministries, Philadelphia, PA

Providence’s INspire! Youth group members busy painting faces and cooking hot dogs at the Rock Ministries block party during the youth missions trip, July 2011.

In one of the worst neighborhoods in the United States, the Kensington area of Philadelphia, Rock Ministries and Calvary Chapel of Kensington minister the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Founded in 2003 by former boxer, Buddy Osborn, the Rock’s primary mission is to reach the neighborhood youth with the love of Jesus through the sport of boxing, and give them the greatest alternative to a life of drugs and violence in the streets.

Members of Providence Calvary Chapel minister at The Rock by participating in neighborhood outreaches, service projects music ministries, and street witnessing.

Pray the the Lord will continue to protect, strengthen, and bless those who minister at The Rock; that the light of the gospel would shine brightly in that spiritually dark place; and that God would transform the hearts and lives of area residents, and cause the neighborhood to reflect His power and glory.