Meet Our Leaders

Tom Stimpson

Lead Pastor

Tom's childhood in 1960's throughout the State of New York, along with the dramatic changes he experienced along the way, laid the foundation for a life and career of service to others. He professed his faith in Christ at the age of 20, and by the time he was 24 he was intently focused on God's call to become a pastor. He married his sweetheart Elaine, earned his Bachelor's Degree at Zion Bible College, and moved to Poughkeepsie, NY to pioneer and pastor his first church. He is currently serving as the lead Pastor of the Solid Rock Church of God, in New Windsor, New York.

Pastor Tom has come to be known as a leader and mentor to so many, a minister, an educator, a missionary, and a man of great integrity and Godly character. He not only preaches integrity, he lives it.  From the pulpit to the classroom, his focus has always been to equip and inspire people at all levels by demonstrating the hope and joy found only in salvation through Jesus Christ.

Elaine Stimpson

First Lady

Ministering in New York for the last 30 years has presented our family with great blessings and many challenges. We have experienced God's faithfulness in ways that we never dreamed possible. We are grateful and confident that we serve a loving, merciful God who is greater than any obstacle we might face.

I sincerely believe that my mission and my passion is to help men and women to become more intimately, passionately and powerfully connected to God. My prayer is that each individual will be empowered to become their personal best, live to their full potential and experience total fulfillment and victory in their lives.

Our goal and purpose is to see the Gospel of Jesus Christ spread in the Hudson Valley region and around the world. Working for my Savior and seeing many come to know Him remains my greatest joy.

Sean & Andrea Davis

Assistant Pastors: Youth & Worship

Sean Davis is a native New Yorker, born and raised on Long Island. While Sean had powerful encounters with God as a child, his walk with the Lord began in high school. Soon-after, he attended Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee, where he received an undergraduate degree in Theology, a Master of Arts in Teaching, and a minor in Music. During his time at Lee he was heavily involved as a musician, vocalist, and chaplain in the ministry of Campus Choir. It was here that he met and first ministered with his future wife Andrea.

Andrea, born and raised in Kentucky, felt the call of God on her life at a young age and became very involved in music ministry and youth group at her local church. Following this call she eventually attended Lee University, where she would study Christian Ministries with an emphasis in Pastoring, Theology, Christian Leadership and Bible, as well as minor in Music. While attending Lee she was a vocalist with Campus Choir, which shaped her understanding of worship and ignited a desire to see lives changed in the presence of the Lord.

Andrea also entered into an intensive mentorship and discipleship group called Daughters of Zion (DoZ), led by Pastor Deven Wallace of Redemption to the Nations Church in Chattanooga, TN. During her four years in DoZ she discovered that God is raising up his daughters in these last days to do Kingdom work throughout the world. It was through this ministry the Lord confirmed his calling on her life and stirred a passion in her to help equip all ages in the body of Christ do the work of the Kingdom with power and purpose through mentorship and discipleship.

Sean and Andrea are passionate about cultivating a heart for worship in the body of Christ and pursuing his presence both in song and in lifestyle; the ultimate form of worship. Their call to pastoral ministry is reflected in their longing to raise up a generation of young people who are consumed with a passionate love for God, live in continually intimate relationship with him, and live out his purpose for their lives both in their calling and in righteous character that won't burn bright one moment and fizzle out the next. They desire to see the presence and power of God move mightily within the Church, producing authentic followers of Jesus Christ

Haziel Deras

Assistant Pastor

Born in Mexico City, and raised in Monterrey, Mexico; Haziel started serving the Lord from a very early age, playing instruments and then leading his father’s church worship team at the age of 14. Went to the State University for Business Administration, as well as bible school.  While he was in school he started managing the christian school that was part of his parents ministry. Got married and became a father in 2003.

Together, He and his wife Mey have been serving the Lord in different capacities. They both got ordained in Mexico in 2006, and then Pastor Haziel got ordained by Church of God in 2016. He and his family served as missionaries in the Dominican Republic in 2018-2019 where they worked at a local church in Miracielo, San Cristobal.

Moving to the US has been a blessing where the opportunities to serve as marriage counselor, children’s pastor, being part of worship and production team are the areas that are on his heart to develop others for the Kingdom of God.

Louis Hernandez

Elders

Son of a Pastor, Louis was raised in a Christian home. He graduated from James Monroe High School in the Bronx in 1968.

He earned an Associates Degree from NYC College of Technology, and went on to study at the Latin American Bible Institute in La Puente, California where he graduated in 1973. Louis received his licensed ministerial credentials while attending Love Gospel Assembly in the Bronx in 1981.

In 2001, Louis was appointed as an Elder at Solid Rock. Louis is a dedicated member and spiritual leader whose christian foundation was laid in his early childhood. His efforts to educate and develop future leaders is vital in expanding the Kingdom of God in the years to come. Louis and his wife Iris are both involved in ministry at Solid Rock. He is the proud father of two grown sons.

Kevin Smalls

Elder

Kevin Smalls has been a member of Solid Rock since 2004. Since that time he has demonstrated his passion for God and his gifts in several ministries at our church ranging from drama to discipleship ministry. At the age of 15, Kevin led his first bible study to 5th graders and has always valued the importance of discipleship at an early age.

Kevin and his wife Valerie are also the leaders of our Missions Ministry Program to the Dominican Republic. Since taking on this role, they have coordinated several fundraising programs, awareness events, and missions trips to the town of Mira Cielo (San Cristobal) in the Dominican Republic.

As a community leader, Kevin serves as a sergeant in the New York Police Department. Kevin is a faithful husband and proud father of 3 children. Together with his wife Valerie, they involve the entire family in ministry and servant evangelism, both in and out of the church. He is man who loves the Lord and is a servant in all aspects of the word.