Where is RHBC?

Rocky Hock Baptist Church is located in northern Chowan county outside of Edenton, NC. From Edenton, head north on Hwy 32 for about 5 miles and then take a left on to Rocky Hock Rd. Rocky Hock Baptist church will be about two miles on your left. Only a total of about 10 minutes from Edenton. Click "More Info" below to find us on Google Maps.

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Are there any children and youth programs?

Rocky Hock Baptist Church offers many ministries and programs for our children and youth. Everything from mission trips to various Bible studies, RHBC has many Christ centered growth opportunities to be a part of. Please click "More Info" below to find out more. Thanks for visiting!

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What can I expect?

Rocky Hock Baptist Church is located in rural Chowan County. Rocky Hock is a small farming community that rests on the banks of the Chowan River. Rocky Hock is often referred to as "God's Country" as it is one of the most beautiful places to call home. We invite you to the Rocky Hock Baptist Church family, our community, and most importantly God's Word. You will always be welcomed at RHBC! Click the button below to find out more about us.

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Our Staff


Dr. James Horton

Senior Pastor

Welcome. I am Dr. James E. Horton, Senior pastor of Rocky Hock Baptist Church. I began my ministry here in May of 2004. I am married to Gloria Bartholomew Horton and we have two children; Eric James who is married to Natalie and Jessica Leigh Macon Horton who is married to Major Clay Thompson. Eric, Jessica, and Natalie work with the computer firm, SAS, in Cary North Carolina. Our son-in-law Clay is a pilot in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. Gloria and I are blessed with two granddaughters, Ella Grace Horton and Anna Mae Horton. They belong to Eric and Natalie. I was born in Franklin County North Carolina. My parents are George and Eunice Horton. My father and mother are now deceased. I married Gloria Bartholomew February 19, 1974. Our two children and their spouses make their homes in Raleigh, North Carolina. Education Doctor of Ministry – Trinity Theological Seminary Master of Divinity – Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Bachelor of Arts – N.C. State University Associate of Arts – Louisburg College Graduate of Bunn High School



Mike Denny

Minister of Youth and Children

I am Mike Denny, the Youth and Children’s Minister here at Rocky Hock Baptist Church since January 2015. I am married to Heather and we have four kids, Landon, Will, Owen and Ryan. We enjoy traveling, camping and just spending time together. I am currently a student at Liberty University working on a B.S. in Religion of Biblical and Theological Studies. I have been working in student ministries for 13 years and have a passion to invest in young lives and see them grow in their relationship with God, each other, and the community. One of my favorite verses, Romans 5:8 - But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”



Tyler Cone

Minister of Music and Education

I am Pastor Tyler Cone, Minister of Music and Education at Rocky Hock Baptist Church. I began serving here in April of 2015. I am a native of Spring Hope, NC. I began directing choirs at the age of 16. After graduating from high school I felt God calling me into the ministry and enrolled at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. I hold a B.A. in Christian Studies and Music from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. I am currently pursuing my Master of Arts in Christian Studies and Leadership from Liberty University. I have a true passion for leading others in music as they are using the talents that the Lord has blessed them with. I enjoy working with adult, senior adult, children, youth, and handbell choirs. I desire to see the lost people come to surrender their whole life to serving Christ, and to see believers grow in their walk with Christ by knowing God’s word, trusting it and living daily by it so that one day they will hear the Lord saying, “Well done Thy good and faithful servant!”



Linda Bunch

Administrative Assistant

I am Linda B. Bunch, the Administrative Assistant at Rocky Hock Baptist Church. My duties began here in November 2007 and have expanded over the course of these few years to encompass much more than a "secretarial" position. I truly enjoy my work and feel that God has placed me where He wants me to be. Perquimans County is where I grew up, but Rocky Hock has been my home for over 20 years. My husband, Stanley, and I have one son, Joseph, who attends John A. Holmes High School and plays trumpet for the Marching Aces. As a family, we love camping, boating, fishing, and gardening. It's a pleasure for me to be able to work in the community where I live, and I look forward to many years of serving our Lord together!



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