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Pastor Seun Oyawale

(Lead Pastor)

Pastor Seun is Lead Pastor at House on the Rock Church. He served as Associate Pastor from June 2017 leading up to his installment as Senior Pastor in January 2022. He has been entrusted with leading HOTROCK Church into the future by founding pastor, Mike Gonyer, after over 10 years of operation.

He hails from Nigeria and has been in love with the Lord since he encountered Jesus in January 1997. Having received the call of God, he founded and pastored a university campus ministry from 2000 – 2004.

He is passionate about the Word of God, loves teaching the Word faithfully, with a focus on the gospel, and presenting Christ in a clear and powerful way. His heart is that people come to a knowledge of the truth and reign in life by One, Jesus Christ.

Pastor Seun has been married to his lovely wife Buki since 2008. They live in Ypsilanti Township with their three beautiful children.

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Pastor Jim Baum

(Associate Pastor)

Pastor Jim spent the first 30 years of his life trying to live religiously before encountering the good news that God desired relationship with him not performance from him. Soon after receiving this gift of salvation, he also received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and fell in love with the Word of God.

In March 2017, Pastor Jim was ordained an Associate Pastor of House on the Rock Church, after a season of training and mentoring from HOT Rock founding pastor, Mike Gonyer.

Pastor Jim is blessed to be part of what God is doing at House on the Rock Church. His desire is to see people get a revelation of how much God wants them to live in the victory, freedom, and health that He already provided for them.

Pastor Jim has been married to his lovely wife Pat for over 45 years. They have 6 children who love the Lord.