About Solid Rock
Solid Rock Ministries seeks to aid people who are facing financial difficulties or who are experiencing physical limitations by providing necessary, standard of living repairs to keep their homes safe, healthy, and secure.
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
1 John 3:16-18
2006 to 2010
Solid Rock Ministries is a byproduct of Hurricane Katrina that devastated Louisiana in 2006. Derek Norman was a licensed contractor with his own business at the time. He went down to help like so many of us did. After he returned home he felt called to do more. He wanted to move down to Louisiana but his family was not very excited
2010 to 2014
Suddenly out of the blue, two new volunteers showed up. Randy Hempel became the new director and Dirk Koorstra became the volunteer coordinator. Randy is a gifted project manager/organizer while Dirk coordinated with other volunteers,
In 2014, Derek became an ordained pastor.
2015 to present
We continue as a group of 5 regular volunteers and Dirk has assumed the director responsibilities. We are convinced God directs this ministry so we continue day by day to take care of our brothers and sisters with financial challenges and substandard housing.