Francisco Rojo

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It all started with a door knock… There stood a young woman at my door inviting me to go to church. Her name was Becky Alaniz. I said, “Here, take my kids” ... So, she took my kids to church without me. After much persistence, she convinced me to attend a service. After attending a few times, something wonderful happen to me, I was filled with the gift of the Holy Ghost. It felt like supernatural dynamite! Little did I know it, my life would never be the same. At the age of 27, God delivered me from drugs, alcohol and suicide… All because a child of God knocked on my door.

My very first pastor was, Elder Kenneth Fields of Oxnard, United Pentecostal Church. He poured into me the Word of God and taught me how to live and serve God. Soon after that, I started to have a passion for souls. God gave me the gift of knowledge and I began to know things about people; and because of this gift, God used me to minister to people.

It seemed not too long after that, that I felt the Lord call me to preach. I started preaching at my home church in Oxnard and then I continued in this by studying to be a minister. I was excited when I finally reached my goal and was awarded my ministers license (through the United Pentecostal Church organization).

Soon afterward, I decided to go on a vacation and went to the Island of Fiji in the Pacific. God had other plans for me though because I met some ministers there on the island from our organization and they asked me to come and preach in their churches. While on vacation, I begin to preach the Word of God to the people of Fiji and the Lord took me to a greater level  through this encounter – it was mind blowing. I started praying for these beautiful people and they were getting healed and I was laying hands on them and they were receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost (with the evidence of speaking tongues). Although I lived in Camarillo, I went back and forth to this island and ministered in Fiji for 10 years.

During the time I was preach
ing in Fiji, I also begin a Spanish service in my home church. There I begin to learn what it would be like to be a pastor. I felt a desire to shepherd souls.

As my walk with God grew stronger, I begin to feel a tug in my heart to start a church in Moorpark. It was now time to be a Pastor, to plant a church and begin a work on domestic grounds. The City of Moorpark is where I am called and that is where I will labor. I have a burden for this City and I know this is where God wants me.  So, in 2006, I began a church and named it Rock of Zion.

I have also served as the Secretary of Foreign Missions for Southern California’s United Pentecostal Church organization for 7 years.  Wherever I am called, I will serve.

My Favorite scripture is Isaiah 58:5,

5) Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the LORD? 6) Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?

I know from absolute experience that if you are going to do anything for God, you better learn to fast!

Chosen for his purpose,

Pastor Francisco Rojo

Music Ministry

Leana Hernandez

I have been in ministry for as long as I can remember as a young girl, and when I was 12 years old my parents signed me up for piano lessons. Honestly, I had no desire to learn. Little did I know that God had a much bigger plan for me. When I was 15, my dad started a Spanish ministry and I began playing and singing in Spanish. Of course, I absolutely had no idea what I was singing about… but, feeling God move during those services lit a fire in me that I cannot explain – I experienced His anointing through service. Now 16 years later, I have a greater love for worship. Every Sunday when I get up to worship, my one desire is that God would use me as His vessel to exalt Him. I guess you can say I was born on the pew because every week I knew without a shadow of a doubt that we were going to be at church whenever there was service – I learned faithfulness to God through my parents faithfulness. I was only 6 years old when I first felt God, and I have been seeking after him ever since. I cannot say that my faith has always been perfect, but my God has never failed me. There is a scripture that gets me through when life is hard. “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you”. Deuteronomy 31:6. With confidence I can say, He has never left me.

Faithfully His, Leana Hernandez

Youth Leader

Krystal Rojo


I have been serving God and going to church for over 29 years. I was born and brought up in church and have fallen in love with God and His Word. My father, Pastor Rojo, started the Rock of Zion Church almost 14 years ago. Since then, I have been actively involved in ministry wherever I am needed.

I serve in the Sunday School department and have been a Sunday school teacher for all ages.  As I grew up, I eventually became the Youth leader and have been encouraging, teaching and leading the youth for over 5 years now. It is my passion and I love connecting with them, praying with them and guiding them. I take it very seriously.  

When you belong to a smaller church, you tend to wear multiple hats. Since the church was founded, I also sing soprano and alto on our Praise Team, under the direction of our Music Leader, Leana Hernandez (who is also my sister).  I really love to worship God with song – it’s an amazing ministry.

My favorite scripture is II Timothy 1:7 “For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind”

This scripture has helped me through some tough trials in my life. When I feel overwhelmed, fearful, or broken, I speak this scripture and the peace that passes all understanding comes over me and calms my spirit. The Word of God strengthens me and has seen me through many trials… but II Timothy 1:7 has been a constant reminder of what God has given me.


In His service, Krystal Rojo

Asst. Pastor/Media Ministry

Miguel Diaz

I grew up in a catholic home where alcohol created so many problems for our family. I never knew anything about any other church other than the ritualistic services held at mass.  In my teen years I began to follow the footsteps of my family and began sneaking a drink or two of alcohol.  Soon I acquired a taste and enjoyed the feeling that it brought along with it. Not much long after my first experiences of alcohol I began trying other drugs. From my teen years to the age of 31 my life was spiraling in complete chaos.  I lived for alcohol and drugs.  I literally set out each day to chase after these things that at that time I believed brought my happiness and joy.  I was wrong.  This lifestyle brought me heartache, pain, frustration, jail sentences and probation.  I was in and out of jail for 18 years.  During the last year and a half of my addiction I began injecting methamphetamine into my veins. My life continued to spiral out of control much faster. In December of 2008 while on a meth binge in Los Angeles County, we were pulled over by an LA Sheriff.  I had drugs and syringes in my posession.  I was so concentrated on hiding the meth that I forgot I had the syringes in my front pocket.  As the sheriff pulled me out of the vehicle and searched me he pulled the syringes out of my pocket and pushed me up against the vehicle and drew his weapon and pointed it in my face and yelled at me asking why didn't I tell him that I had syringes in my pocket!  The Sheriff also found the meth that I tried to hide.  From January to the time of my sentencing in July of 2009 I continued using as if I didn't have a care in the world.  I had no regard for my own life, only the drugs and alcohol.  I continued chasing drugs and alcohol until the day I got sentenced by the court.  The court sentenced me to an in-patient drug rehabilitaion program of my choice.  At this time I literally told all my so called friends that I was going to a drug program to get the court system off my back
 and that "I would be back"  Boy did God have other plans for me.  I searched for a live-in drug program but all the programs that I called wanted a considerable amount of money for monthly rent.  I did not have enough money for the monthly rent of the programs so I went on another drug binge to make my problems go away.  My problems did not go away.  During this time I exceeded the amount of time that the court gave me to find a program and I never showed back up for court.  I was on the run with a search warrant for my arrest.  At this time my nephew admitted himself into a drug rehabilitation program program called LifeLine Outreach.  He reached out to me and told me that I didn't need money to check into the program.  I called and asked if I could be admitted and was scheduled for admittance the following week.  On September 14, 2009 I checked myself into the program. I literally fell into the hands of the Living God.  Little did I know that my life would forever be changed.  I would later find out that the program I admitted myself into was Gods' program.  By the 3rd sunday of being in the program God filled me with the Gift of the Holy Ghost. God began a miraculous work in my life.  I never knew church to be like this, I was so used to the traditional catholic mass.  I never knew about anointed Holy Ghost Fire preaching. I never knew about the Apostles Doctrine or the Apostolic Church.  LifeLine Outreach is Apostolic drug rehabilitation program and literally a LifeLine for lost and broken men.  It is a Bible boot camp for men that desire to allow God to shape, mold and change their lives through the Power of the Holy Ghost and the Word of God.  I began my journey in learning about the Truth of Gods' Word and I was baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ in accordance to Acts 2:38 in October of 2009.  God delivered me from the drugs and alcohol of my past and he can deliver you too!  On March 20, 2011 I graduated from LifeLine Outreach. 

Pastor Rojo had been pray
ing for someone to fill the role of the media ministry.  In January of 2013 I came to Rock of Zion and was the answer to that prayer.  I have been serving under Pastor Rojo and his leadership since this time.

Favorite Scriptures:

Proverbs 18:10 The Name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it and is safe"

Act 2:38  Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. 39For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

In His Service,

Bro. Miguel Diaz