About Us

Pastor’s Welcome

  We are honored and so glad you have chosen to visit our church’s web site. First Assembly in Rock Hill is a passionate, vibrant and growing family of faith. Our church was formed by a small group of Christians to make a difference in the neighborhoods of Rock Hill, S C. Since then our ministry has touched our State and the world through missions, prayer, and outreach. During our history God has blessed us beyond measure and we have had the opportunity to welcome many hundreds of people into our fellowship. Now we sense God is doing something new in our church.

As the Rock Hill area is experiencing transformation, so our church is transforming into the community of faith that can continue to be a place of service to those who are hurting, lonely, or disillusioned. First Assembly is an inter-generational congregation that values worship, fellowship, spiritual formation, ministry and missions. At First Assembly you will find a warm welcome and an authentic concern for you and for others. If you are looking for a church where you can discover God’s presence, grow in your faith and discover ways you can make a difference in our world, then I invite you to join us. We are a Real Church, full of Real people (not perfect), serving a real world, with the real message, of the real God.

God Bless,

Rev. Wm. Bernie Lewis

Our Mission Statement

  “We are a REAL church, full of REAL people, serving a REAL world, with the REAL message of the REAL God.”  

Our Pastors


Rev. Wm. Bernie Lewis - Senior Pastor

Bernie & Susan Lewis Pastor Lewis has been our senior pastor for over 10 years.  Before that, he served 10 years as our associate pastor.  He is married to his wife Susan.  Originally from Florida, he has been a pastor for nearly 40 years.  With this experience comes wisdom and an incredible heart for God’s people.

Paul Gaskin - Youth/Children's Pastor

Paul Gaskin Paul Gaskin has served our church as the Children’s Pastor and Youth Pastor for over 10 years.  He is originally from Rock Hill and his heart is to see the children and the youth of our nation come to a close and intimate relationship with our Creator.  He is married to his wife Marcie.