Our church hasn't closed, but our building has. 

Amid all the commotion concerning COVID-19 (the corona virus), Summit Church of Rockingham has decided to suspend our in-person services until further notice.  This decision was a difficult one, but at the request of federal, state, and local authorities, we believe this is what is best for the safety of our congregation and community.  Just as a reminder, we are a nondenominational independent congregation that relies solely on the tithes and offerings of you to continue our mission of spreading the Gospel of Christ in Richmond County and throughout the world. Worship through giving can still be accomplished via "text to give" (see below).  Join us for a live stream service on Sunday mornings through Facebook and encourage others to join us online. 

We cannot wait until this health crisis subsides, and we can gather again for praise and worship to our Lord Jesus Christ.


Being a follower of Jesus is not easy. Then again, unlike the world we inhabit, faithful Christianity has never assumed that an easier life is “the good life.” The Jesus we encounter at the Sermon on the Mount is already telling us that the way to the blessed life is to turn the values of the world upside-down. That is, while the world calls us to regularly make sure that our self-esteem balloon is fully inflated, Jesus calls us to be poor in spirit and meek. While the demands of our lives and of the economy may command us to get on with life after a loved one’s death, Jesus calls us to take time to mourn. In a warring world where the ability to kill quickly and precisely is valued by nations, Jesus calls us to be peacemakers. Easy? No. Required of Jesus’ followers and therefore of persons who desire to be like Jesus, to be truly human? Yes. We are called to be blessed.

Real Beliefs

Our church's REAL beliefs can be summarized by asking, "What does the Bible say about that?"  More formally, a summary of Summit Church's core beliefs is stated within the church's constitution and bylaws. A PDF copy of this document in it's entirety is provided at the link below.  Printed copies are also available in our Worship Center on Sunday mornings. 

If you have questions about our beliefs please feel free to speak with our pastor,  Alex Perakis.  


Real Vision

Without a congregation, except my own family, no musicians or singers, and a mere shell of a building, Summit Church was launched from an idea on Facebook.  Three short weeks later we had a stage, a band, and numerous people committed to come to the first service.  As we have continued to organize over the past year, our journey has had both mountains and valleys, challenges and rewards, just like the New Testament Church, and God has been faithful to us through it all.  People continue to ask me all the time, “How’s the church doing?”  I tell them it’s doing what it’s supposed to do.  People, just like you, are getting saved, their lives are being changed and there are so many at church who can give a testimony to that. 

Thank you, God our Father, thank you Jesus and thank you Holy Spirit for launching and continuing a work that can only be summed up in one word. 


Pastor Alex Perakis

July 11, 2018

“I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.”                                 Philippians 1:3-6 King James Version (KJV)