Worship Saturday 5pm Поклонение: Суббота 17:00 808 Red Lion Rd Philadelphia PA 19115

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Our Mission: Proclaiming the Truth of Messiah!

Rock of Israel is here to help people with their spiritual needs. Our goal is not to make people religious. Instead, it is to show how the teachings of the Bible are meaningful for people today. Our congregation helps people get closer to God by:

  • studying the Bible 
  • singing and worshiping together
  • assisting our community

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Who we are and what we believe

Our Beliefs

  • Rock of Israel is two things at once: it is a Reformed congregation, and it is a Messianic congregation.
  • As a Messianic congregation, we believe that Jesus (In Hebrew, Yeshua) is the Jewish Messiah, and that not only should Jewish people believe in him, but that by doing so they affirm and confirm their Jewish identify. What could be more Jewish than believing in the Jewish Messiah? We believe that Jewish believers in Messiah have every right to maintain their Jewish identity and to worship in a Jewish way.
  • As a Reformed congregation, we subscribe entirely to classic statements of faith in Jesus the Messiah, such as the Apostle's Creed; the Nicene Creed, and the Westminster Confession and Catechisms. Our congregation is a member of the PCA an American branch of the Reformed faith.
  • We believe that there is no contradiction between Messianic faith, Reformed theology, or Jewish heritage. The Messiah of Israel is also the Savior of the World.


Rev. Fred Klett

Rev. Fred Klett came to faith in Messiah while in college. He earned his master's degree from Westminster Theological Seminary and now directs CHAIM, an organization committed to reaching out to the Jewish community, as well as teaching Christians about Jewish issues. Rev. Klett served for four years as the North American coordinator of the Lausanne Consultation on Jewish Evangelism. He has also taught courses at several seminaries, including Westminster East and West and Reformed Theological Seminary. Fred and his wife Jean were married in 1978, and have been blessed with three children.


Rev. Vitaly Kalinovsky

Rev. Vitaly Kalinovsky was born and grew up in Bishkek, Kirgizstan, in a nonbelieving family. At the age of 14 he was the first of his family to come to faith in Messiah. When he was 18 he realized that the Lord had called him to preach the gospel and he attended Immanuel Theological Institute in Bishkek, where he earned first a bachelor's degree, followed by a Master of Divinity from its seminary program affiliated with Covenant Theological Seminary. In 2005, he was ordained as a pastor and for five years served as Associate Pastor at the Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Bishkek. From 2000 on, he prayed for the opportunity to share the gospel among the Russian-speaking immigrants in Philadelphia. He visited Philadelphia for the first time in 2010, where he met Fred Klett and learned of the ministry of Rock of Israel. Shortly afterward he was invited to join the Rock of Israel team. In 2012, Vitaly along with his wife Marina and his two children Anna and Peter came to Philadelphia to work with Rock of Israel and share the news of Messiah with the Russian-speaking community in northeastern Philadelphia.


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