Ps Andy Anyi
Ps Cyril Boniface
PASTOR / CELL COORDINATOR
Ps Chen Chew Leong
PASTOR / ADIWIRA CHURCH
BEM ( SIB) On The ROCK was started by Pr. Andy Anyi Wan with a group of 7 spiritually hungry young peoples including his wife Mdm Dora Andy, fellowshipping at his sister’s house in Taman Tunku, Miri at the end of 2001. BEM On The Rock (R031) registered as a local church on March 19th 2002, under Borneo Evangelical Mission (BEM / SIB) Sarawak. This small group has grown and increased in numbers over the years, and currently has an average weekly Sunday services attended by some 1000 believers.
Equipped with a specific calling and clear vision from our Lord Jesus Christ, Pastor Andy began a home fellowship attended by 7 young people at the end of 2001, at Taman Tunku, Miri. In early 2002, as the members grew, they had to rent a shoplot at Boulevard Commercial Center, Miri. Later on 19th March 2002, this fellowship group was officially registered as a church body under the wing of BORNEO EVANGELICAL MISSION, SARAWAK bearing the name, BEM On The ROCK.
The Beginning of Church
Equipped with a specific calling and clear vision from our Lord Jesus Christ, Pastor Andy began a home fellowship attended by 7 young people at the end of 2001, at Taman Tunku, Miri. In early 2002, as the members grew, they had to rent a shoplot at Boulevard Commercial Center, Miri. Later on 19th March 2012, this fellowship group was officially registered as a church body under the wing of BORNEO EVANGELICAL MISSION, SARAWAK bearing the name, BEM On The ROCK.
Renting Lot 2-3 Shop Lot In June 2005
In January 2007, once again BEM OTR took another step of faith and held two services on Sunday to cater to the increasing number of new believers. The average weekly attendance then was 400 members. The two sessions were held at 8.00am and 11.00am respectively every Sunday.
Two Sunday Services in January 2007
Starting in February 2008, the church leaders decided to have a combined Sunday church service once a month at the hotel ballroom to enable the members of both sessions to get to know one another. The average attendance in 2008 was 450 people and would sometimes reach 500 people.
Combined Once a Month Service, Feb 2008
As the members continued to increase, once again the church leadership decided to search for bigger venue. Thus, a place was identified i.e Courts Mammoth Building in early Jan 2009 with a seating capacity of 500 seats. After the renovation was completed we shifted to the new rented building at the end of May 2009. However, by the end of 2009, the main hall has reached its full capacity. As such by Jan 2010, we began to have two (2) sessions. By this time our number has grown to 600. Due to the continued growth, by March 2014 the church leaders decided to start 3 services as the members have soared to 900. By 2014, cell groups have increased to 80 cells spread out all over Miri City.
Moving to Courts Building, May 2009 – 2014
BEM On The Rock one again move to new building located at Lot 1403(P/L 788) Jalan Miri By Pass,Eastwood Industrial Estate,98000 Miri. In this new building, in can accommodate around 800/pax per session. The new building shared with Pastoral and Management Team office, Adiwira Church, Kindergarten and also Rock Essence
Now and Beyond
Church Leadership Team
Pastoral team assisted by Church Leadership Team to serve it church member’s. Nevertheless, all church member are encourage to serve God’s through this church in every talented the have.