The Call: Mark and Kim Brunner are the founders of Upon The Rock, but they know that God is the Creator of this vision and He is the only reason that Upon the Rock is in existence today. Throughout the long and difficult process of setting up the organization, helping others catch the vision, searching for property and everything else that has taken place to get Upon the Rock to the point that it is at now, God has always been right there. He has guided us through problems and provided all that was needed to keep pressing forward. If this were a man-made vision, it would have fallen to the wayside years ago. God has made it clear that this vision is from Him.
Incorporation: Upon The Rock became incorporated on December 22, 1994. God provided a Board of Directors who meet regularly for annual and special meetings to keep Upon The Rock running smoothly. Together this group of people adopted a set of by-laws that govern the operation of the organization.
501 (c)(3) Non-Profit Status: With the help and expertise offered from a Christian lawyer, we were able to work through the application process, which establishes whether an organization is considered to be for profit or not for profit. Upon The Rock was granted non-profit status on August 8, 1996. This status enables Upon The Rock to issue receipts to donors for tax-deductible purposes and to apply for grants from foundations or public sectors.