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Rob Roozeboom was initially diagnosed with Becker MD during early childhood. Today he travels and speaks about those challenges in his life and how gaining the right perspective has led him to overcome adversities.

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07/21/2015 - ROTR Dominican Republic

From July 5-13, a team of 19 took part in the 5th edition of Rise on the Road: Dominican Republic. Partnering once again with the Center for Transforming Missions in Santo Domingo, the group worked to pour concrete to create a hard surface playground for San Pablo Christian School. Later in the week, the team took part in an annual tradition, an outreach concert in the neighbordhood of Guaricanos. The concert featured local worship artists, illusionist Joshua Jordan, and a message from Sheldon First Reformed Youth Pastor, Justin Jenness. 

The week was full of hard work, site seeing, beach time, touring different ministries in Santo Domingo, great Dominican food, and lots of fun. RISE Ministries would like to thank this year's participants, donors, and friends and family who prayed the team through this trip. Watch the video below to catch a glimpse of the trip!

06/25/2015 - RiseFest 2015

The tenth anniversary of RiseFest was a festival like no-other. The sun shone all weekend and the only precipitation that accumulated this year happened late Friday night. The first ever, full production Friday evening saw performances by Alive City, Good Little Giants, Ginny Owens, and Jason Gray and had a message from Bob Lenz. The night closed with thunderous applause for Matthew West as lightning could be seen behind the stage, never getting close enough to jeopardize the night but just enough for God to let us know He was there. A crowd of 4,000 set the precedence for what was to come the rest of the weekend. 



Saturday kicked off with Alive City and Good Little Giants once again and had the additions of Remedy Drive, Rhett Walker Band, Sidewalk Prophets, Mark Schultz, Rend Collective (who came to RiseFest missing over 20 pieces of luggage from the airport!), and Newsboys. Bob Vander Plaats with If 7:14 shared his heart for revival across the country and Rob delivered a heartfelt gospel message in front of 7,000 festival go-ers. The two day total of 11,000 is a RiseFest record.



The campground was full all weekend and festival attendees enjoyed great festival food from our many vendors. The Kids Zone and brand new ROTR Youth Tent were full of kids and teens playing games, winning prizes, getting their faces painted, and had many other activities for youth to enjoy. 884 pairs of shoes were collected for Village Northwest Unlimited and Souls4Soles as part of our More Than Music Project. 



RiseFest 2015 will be remembered for a long time to come. Thank you to all volunteers, sponsors, team members, and attendees for making this year a great success! 


You can see video recaps for Friday and Saturday, and find photos of the entire weekend on our Facebook page! 

06/02/2015 - Battle of the Bands Winner

We are excited to announce the FIRST EVER RiseFest Battle of the Bands Winner...Alive City!! This band will play both Friday AND Saturday at RiseFest 20015. Don't miss them!


About Alive City: 

Cities die. We know.

We’re from Detroit.

We’ve grown up here. We’ve watched “The D” die.

Cities die not just because of economics; they die because their spirit is broken. They die because their soul becomes lifeless and dark.


There is a new movement springing out of the wreckage. It’s a movement we call ALIVE CITY.

More than a band. More than music. It’s a movement rooted in the greatness of God.

We believe God brings dead things back to life. We believe the hope for our world is Jesus. Not another show. Not another song. Not another band.

ALIVE CITY desires to make great music that reflects the greatness of GOD! You can think of ALIVE CITY as Hillsong UNITED meeting Hillsong YOUNG and FREE with a little DETROIT HIP-HOP thrown in the mix. Definitely different. Definitely NOT DEAD…we are ALIVE CITY.


Find out more about this artist here. Thank you to Rawkzilla for powering this contest! 

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