|Hello and God bless you.
Thank you for coming into our
website. My wife Dianalis and I thank you. I have accepted
Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior on February 25, 2004
while in solitary confinement. This was the day that changed
my entire life. I was raised in a Christian Pentecostal home.
My mother accepted Christ into her heart when I was five
years old and my father when I was eight.
It was during my teen years that I wanted nothing to do with a Christian
life. I never stopped believing in God, but I did not want to
serve Him. I wanted to serve myself. I became involved in street
gangs in the streets of Northern California. I also became
involved in the music industry and became a very infamous rapper
by the name of 'Sir Dyno'. This led into a life of complete
selfishness, greediness, violence, hatred and
arrests due to selling drugs. During my spiral downward
my parents continued to pray for me, as well as other
family such as my aunt Benicia.
So arrested for the third time and sentenced to and 8
year sentence in Federal prison I was tired of handcuffs,
jail cells and my lifestyle I surrendered to Jesus. I dove
head first into the Word of God and became a sponge
for the Scriptures. I spent an entire year in solitary
confinement and then another year in a jail cell with
a cell mate. By the time I was allowed to walk a prison
yard I had spent two years in a cell. Within three months
in Terminal Island Federal Prison I began preaching in
the prison yard along with other fellow brothers in
Christ, such as Chuy Alba, Josue Alonzo and Mauro.
As well as other good solid Christian brothers. After
spending 3 1/2 years in prison I was allowed to finish
my time in a federal prison camp in Atwater CA.
It was there that I enrolled in CLU (Christian Leadership
University) I worked non stop and received my Associates
degree in Biblical Studies within 17 months. Then I began
my Bachelors in Ministry. I inquired about being a licensed
minister and the CLU school directed me to their licensing
board (CRFI) By the time I was released I had spent six
years incarcerated. But during this time the Lord sharpened
me by first breaking me and molding me into the type of
man He wanted me to be. Then He allowed me to learn
to preach, to give bible studies, individual studies, public
speaking, apologetics and Church History.
I was released on January 22, 2010 and instantly invited
to give my testimony in various cities such as Stockton,
San Jose, Merced, Gilroy and Castroville.
The Lord had put the House of Rest church on my heart
on New Years day of 2008 while still incarcerated in
Atwater CA. So along with brothers Edwin Madera and
Johnny Alcala, we birthed Parakletos Ministry which would
be an umbrella of music production, film production,
counseling and churches.
I was married to Dianalis Gaona Rocha on April 30, 2011.
God has blessed us with a beautiful marriage and two weeks
later we planted House of Rest church in Modesto CA.
We look forward to what God has in store for us and for
our fellow members and future members. Thank you and
may the Lord bless you all continually.
Pastor David Rocha
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