Our Story


The R.O.C.K. is not just a local church – it’s a Kingdom Movement with the mission of taking “this” gospel of the Kingdom to all the nations. Then known as Praise Tabernacle, our ministry began its journey in Austin, Texas on December 5, 1986.

God used Dr. Carson to transform the city of Austin with dynamic praise and worship services, powerful teaching and impactful outreach ministries. During our time in Austin, the ministry grew from 9 people in a home to a ministry membership of over 5,000 people.


Following the lead of the Holy Spirit, Dr. Carson, accompanied by over 300 core families, moved his ministry’s national headquarters from Austin, Texas to Alvin, Texas, renaming the ministry The Reflections of Christ’s Kingdom World Outreach International — or “The R.O.C.K.”

In Alvin, The R.O.C.K. developed into an international church organization that trains and plants churches with a Kingdom focus. It was in Alvin that The R.O.C.K. established several churches in Texas as well as in New York, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana, & Illinois as well as internationally in countries such as: South Africa, Liberia, Poland and the Philippines.


After serving Alvin and surrounding communities for 11 years, God commanded The R.O.C.K. to move to Houston, Texas with a global vision. Thus, in 2014 The R.O.C.K. moved to Houston.

Under the dynamic leadership of Dr. Dana Carson, we’re making a difference, by proclaiming the Kingdom message on campus, TV, radio, streaming and any conceivable medium of technology.

Partner with us and let’s make a difference together!


The R.O.C.K. World Outreach Intl, under the leadership of Dr. Dana Carson, have accomplished and achieved the following for the advancement of the Kingdom of God:

  • Burned the mortgage of the 66,000 sq.ft. former R.O.C.K. church in Alvin, Texas
  • Burned the mortgage of the 221 acres of land in Rosharon, Texas (the future home of for-profit businesses, retreat center, outdoor sportsplex and housing development)
  • Purchased a two-story 8.2k sq.ft. business center that will serve as the ministry’s construction company, architectural firm, and real estate offices (debt soon to be retired)
  • Burned the mortgage on our seven buildings, 11-acre plus Houston campus
  • Purchased the two-story, 11,000 sq.ft. Leadership Development Corporation on Gulf Freeway (debt to soon be retired)
  • Purchased and established a five-building project in Nairobi, Kenya that serves to educate 500 unserved children.
  • Planted churches on four continents – North America, Asia, Europe, and Africa