Team

Cameron & Jessica Cheke - Pastor

Pastor Cameron & Jessica Cheke
Hello and Welcome to Rise Up Church. My name is Cameron Cheke and I am the Pastor of Rise Up Church, and that is my beautiful wife Jessica sitting next to me. Jess and I were married on July 25th, 2007 and it was the second best day of my life, second only to the day I accepted Christ as my savior. My parents accepted Christ as their Lord and savior the year I was born, and in turn, I accepted Christ at the age of 5. Unfortunately, I did not fully understand the holy life that I was called to live when I made this commitment. It was at the age of 17, after a life filled with self induced pain and sinful mistakes, that Christ recaptured my heart. This gentle love started an intense personal journey, diving deeply into the word of God to understand this love that changes lives and gives hope to the hopeless. It was from this 7 year journey that the vision of Rise Up Church was formed.

Deric & Jessica Cheke - Administration

Deric & Jessica Cheke
Deric was born into a Christian home. I realized at a very young age that I was a sinner and could not earn heaven on my own. I accepted Christ as the only one who could save me from my sin and bring eternal life. From that day until now I have never doubted that if I were to die I would go straight into the arms of Jesus to live forever. I have had the blessing of God on my life since then and have never regretted the decision I made on that day! Jessica was also born into a Christian home. Strangely enough at the age of four I was bothered by my sin. Somehow God allowed me understand and see myself as a sinner and in need of a Savior. I knew my parents believed they were going to heaven and had forgiveness from their sins. One day I asked my mom to show me how I could have forgiveness and eternal life. My parents sat down with me and showed me that Jesus' death on the cross paid for my sins, and all I had to do was accept His free gift. Today my goal is to get to know my God.
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Ephesians 3:17 "...that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge - that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."