Dr. Benefiel and his wife, Judith, are the founders and senior pastors of Church on the Rock, Oklahoma City. Their son, Rhett Benefiel, is the Executive Pastor of the church.
COTR held its first worship service on May 5, 1991, and met in hotels for its first three weeks. Afterwards, the church leased storefront space at Fairhill Avenue and Memorial Road in Northwest Oklahoma City. COTR then moved into a former Silo appliance store building in November 1995 on Memorial Road.
In October 2010, COTR moved into a 5 million dollar state-of-the-art sanctuary in a brand new building built adjacent to the former Silo appliance store building.
COTR is a Bible-believing, Spirit-filled church with many exciting ministries. The church is made up of people of diverse backgrounds, races, and ages. Please check out the service times and directions to the church at COTR.TV