Helping You Grow Your Faith

Psalm 18:2 "The L-RD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my G-d, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower." (KJV)
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If you can’t make our Shabbat service, no worries!  We have an online Tuesday evening Bible study at 7pm on Facebook that you won’t want to miss!  Join today and grow in your faith! We can’t wait to fellowship with you!

Saturdays 9:30 am–11:00 am

2123 5th Street NE

Hickory, NC 28601

Looking for Messianic fellowship? 

We meet in the sanctuary.  

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This Shabbat we will examine the bowls, seals, and judgements in the book of Revelation!

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Connect with us using our Church Center App!  The Church Center App allows you to get calendar notifications, view sermon notes, join groups, sign-up for events, tithe, and more! Available for both Android & iPhone.  When installing, the App will ask you to choose your worship center so search for Rock of Israel Congregation in Hickory, NC.

Get Involved

We are an active congregation that seeks to serve its members and surrounding communities.  There are many opportunities to enrich the lives of others through your time, talents, and tithes.  We can’t wait to see the blessings of the fruit of the spirit!


Hebrew Language Class

Do you have a desire to learn the Bible in its original language (Hebrew), history, and context?  You’ve come to the right place!  We have begun a series of classes to help you learn the Hebrew language taught by David Helton.  This course is geared toward beginners; so come join us on this learning adventure!

Men’s Ministry- Brotherhood

Brotherhood!  You’re invited to join our men as we get together for great times of fun and fellowship.  Every occasion is also a time of discussing the Torah and sharing our love of Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah.

We meet monthly at various locations and especially love the warm months where we love the warm months where we love to be outdoors!  Activities can be followed through our Church Center App, which is available for FREE to download on iPhone and Android devices.  You’ll find a private group for the men to share information and get answers to a variety of questions.  Join us today!

Women’s Ministry- Sisterhood

Please feel welcome to join our women’s group as they meet monthly in various locations. This group offers an excellent opportunity to meet and make friends with fellow followers of Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus the Messiah).  If you like spending time with warm, friendly women who love the L-RD with all of their hearts, then this is the group for you!  Get together with us as we read and talk about the Word.  Fun, fellowship and a family-like atmosphere is always part of this group.

Join us on our Church Center App, you will be informed about upcoming gatherings as well as be able to share prayer requests and ask questions and find the answers.  We can’t wait to welcome you to the Mishpocheh (family)!


We welcome you!  Visit our Contact Us page for more information about arranging a visit, including directions, phone contacts, etc.  You will be blessed!  

Children’s Ministry

Your total family experience with our congregation is very important to us.  While you enjoy our time of worship, learning, and fellowship with like-minded Messianic believers in, and followers of Yeshua, be rest-assured your children are getting a solid foundation of faith! 

Age appropriate, Torah-based lessons, Scripture memorization verses, crafts, and other activities will have your kids looking forward to coming to the house of the L-ORD!  Children up to 12 years old will learn Torah and learn to see Yeshua (Jesus) The Messiah in it!  

All teachers are fully background checked periodically to ensure complete peace of mind that your children are in good hands.  We offer secure electronic check-in processes through our App which is available on both iPhone and Android devices, as well as our touch-screen kiosk.  

Marriage, Spiritual, & Addiction Counseling

As the Rabbi and under Shepherd of the congregation, Rabbi Jeff is here to serve.  When counseling becomes necessary whether for marriage counseling and walking out the Torah, he is prepared to give wisdom and advice based upon the Word as the foundation.

Also, keep an eye out on our calendar as we have one of our elders who has a Masters in Addictions counseling.  We will be offering an addictions support group as well.  Coming soon!

C.H.A.I.M. Cancer Support Group

Chai is the Hebrew word that means alive or life.  Chaim is a Yiddish spelling or transliteration of the word life.  To us, it stands for Cancer, Hope, and Inspiration Ministry.

This group is lead by Rabbi Jeff who is a cancer survivor of over thirty-two years!  He has published two books that have been used by the L-RD to share his testimony of the amazing healing and grace of our G-d!

This monthly group is open to everyone regardless of whether or not you are a member of our Messianic congregation.  We offer meetings where patients, caregivers, and family members can come share, ask questions and support one another as you face one of life’s most difficult challenges.  You definitely do not have to face it alone!  We are here for you.

Every other month, you will be blessed by various speakers who will share on topics ranging from exercixe to nutrition and all things of special interest to members of the group.  Each session will be attended by a Registered Nurse who can handle questions of a medical nature in a general sense.  Always, of course, follow the advice of your trusted physician.  Our nurse is here mainly to make sure we help you to follow your doctor’s advice and make sure we stay on track.  dates and times of these meetings will be posted on our calendar here on our website.  Feel free to fill out a Contact Us form for more information.


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Special Service- Guest Speaker:  Pastor John Steigerwald of the North Carolina Boys Academy in Conover, NC

Saturday, August 26, 2023
9:30- 11:00 AM @ ROIC Sanctuary

We are excited to present Pastor John Steigerwald who will be sharing their ministry to drug and alcohol-addicted young men.  He will have guests from his program that will be sharing testimonies of how G-d has changed their lives through the North Carolina Boys Academy, which is a division of Teen Challenge.  This service will change your life and You won’t want to miss it! 



Sukkot- Feast of Tabernacles

Friday, September 29-October 6, 2023  
Location TBD

Join us as we honor the Biblical command to keep the Feast of Sukkot, also known as the Feast of Booths/Tabernacles.  


Special Service- Feast Days- Preparing the Shofar

Saturday, August 12, 2023
9:30- 11:00 AM @ ROIC Sanctuary

What is the gift hidden in the month of Elul? Join us as we uncover vital end time mysteries hidden in the Fall Festivals that are tied to Leviticus 23 & John 3:3-15!  If you missed this event- watch the replay here: opens in a new windowWill the Tribulation Really Be 7 Years?



Tuesday Night Bible Study 

Weekly, Tuesdays, 7PM eST

Join us on Facebook on Tuesday nights for a virtual Bible study.  If you would like to join our “online church” and be able to participate in our live Tuesday night study…here’s the link to join! Sign up Link for Virtual Bible Study


Passover Seder 2024

Date & Time:  TBD
Location: TBA

Join us as we honor the Biblical command to keep the Passover, the High Holy Day (Leviticus 23).

Adults:  TBA

Children 12 & Under:  TBA

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Purim 2024

Date and Location: TBA
2123 5th st ne, hickory, nc 28601
Shalom!    This is your chance to participate in the reading of the ENTIRE Book of Esther!  We gather together as a congregation, young and old to honor G-d for his deliverance!            
Want more info? Call 828-201-2883 


Creation. Redemption. Remnant Restoration.

Is G-D calling you?  Is He working in your life?  Absolutely.

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Our Mission & Vision

Our Mission is to Minister to the Needs of Our Members and Our Community through the Teaching of Biblical Core Values from a Judeo-Centered Messianic Point of View while Seeking to Enrich Lives and Propagate the Understanding of The Gospel of Yeshua (Jesus) The Messiah.

We value integrity, transparancy, loyalty, honesty, and unwavering determination.  We dream big knowing when we reach the end of our ability, this is when His perfect strength is made manifest in our weakness.  We persevere and refuse to give up on our appointed mission.  We hold fast to the cultural roots of our faith and refuse to go over the cliff of popular societal insanity.  We hold fast to the Truth of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation; this is the only Truth. 

Latest Message

A Lesson From Joshua

March 4, 2023, Joshua 1: 1-13.


We Gather Every Saturday (Shabbat)

Saturdays 9:30 am-11 am 

Come and visit with us and you will find a family that will warmly welcome you. Come and grow in your own personal relationship with the King of Kings and discover your purpose for which you were created. Come and learn the deeper meanings of the Holy Scriptures from both the Old and New Covenants from the Hebrew perspective. Come and expect to be transformed. (Romans 12:2).





Plan Your Visit

Planning a visit is easy!  Give us a call or send us an email, and we will gladly get you settled!  We look forward to worshipping G-d with you!  

Torah Portions

Each service we cover a new Torah Parasha (Portion) for further study and dialogue.  A typical service will involve reading the Word aloud, discussion, joyfully singing, and praying.  

Hebrew Language Study

We are excited to provide a beginner Hebrew language study that will make the Old and New Testament come alive with history, language, and context!

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Korach  Torah – Numbers 16:1-18:32  Haftarah – 1 Samuel 11:14-12:22  Brit Chadashah – Romans 13:1-7 Korach is the parasha (portion) for this week.  It is an extremely powerful portion of Scripture that we ought to take a very...


Beha’alotekha Torah – Numbers 8:1-12:16; Haftarah – Zechariah 2:14-4:7(8); Brit Chadesha – 1 Corinthians 10:6013, Revelation 11:1-19 Parasha Beha’alotekha means, ‘when you set up.’  This study has so much in it that it is hard to limit myself to a single...


NasoTorah Numbers 4:21-7:89 Haftarah Judges 13:2-25 Brit Chadashah Acts 21:17-26 Another exciting parasha (portion) is here! Naso is the second study in the book of Bamidbar (Numbers), and translates “an accounting of.” This is so full of meaning and deep and hidden...