Lead Pastor Jimmy Britt
Hi, I'm Jimmy Britt and I am the Lead Pastor of Rocky River Church. That means that I am responsible for the overall leadership and teaching ministry of the church. I have a great passion for people and seeing them become all that God has created them to be.
Thanks for checking out our website. Take as long as you'd like to look around and get a general feel for our church, but the best way to get to know us is to come check us out in person. We have a great church made up of “real” people just like you. In fact, you might be surprised to see your neighbors have already discovered our church. At Rocky River Church you can be yourself. There’s no dress code. So dress up or dress down, we just want you to be comfortable. Most of our folks wear jeans and sneakers. I will be teaching a practical, Biblical message that will help you in your everyday living. The music is great because we have a rockin' band. Our kids' programs are fun and safe. We have an exciting student ministry too, but what I think you'll like best is the casual, comfortable atmosphere.
Anyway, thanks again for stopping by. I hope to see you this Sunday.
Birthday: March 25, 1968
Family: Karen, my wife (she’s the pretty girl in the picture), Annie and James.
Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina.
Education: B.A. in Religious Studies and Philosophy from Gardner-Webb University; M.Div. (Master of Divinity) from the Gardner-Webb University School of Divinity. Additional Studies: Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Interests and Favorites:
Places: Charlotte (seriously, because that’s my hometown), NYC, Charleston, SC, Jerusalem, and Myrtle Beach, SC.
What’s in your iPod? Mostly classic rock and country (especially retro country).
Sports Teams: Carolina Panthers and the Carolina Tarheels.
Favorite Movies: JAWS, Gladiator, Dead Poets Society, and Tommy Boy (these are the movies I watch again and again).
Hobbies: Learning, sports, travel, playing golf, and spending time with my family – especially at the beach (this is actually my favorite thing to do).
Dislikes: Negative people and slow drivers.
Foods: My dad’s steaks, my mom’s “Sunday dinner”, fried seafood at Catfish Cove in Belmont, onion rings from the BBQ King in Charlotte, Firebirds at Northlake Mall, Five Napkin Burger in NYC, my Grandma Britt’s banana pudding, and anything my wife is cooking.
Interesting fact: Over the last year and a half I have lost over 150 lbs.