Reverend John M. Perez is a native of Post, Texas and the son of Guadalupe Greathouse (deceased). Reverend Perez and Sis. Cheryl Perez married April 24, 1979 and have been married for forty wonderful years. They bore four wonderful children, Corry, Jennifer, Christopher(deceased) and Christian Perez. Through their children’s unions they gained two children in love, Dennis II and LaToya along with eleven grandchildren , Tiana, Malik, Jan’a, Re’ina, Dennis III, Ma’ Kayla, Christian Jr.(deceased) Josiah, Emani, Ace, and DeKari.
Reverend Perez attended Post High School in Post, TX. He later furthered his education at Austin Community College where he received an Associate in Business Administration. He has retired from the Austin Independent School District after over thirty years of service. He is a faithful servant at Solid Rock Missionary Baptist Church of Austin under the leadership of the beloved late Pastor Thomas L. Sneed.
He preached his first sermon May 5, 1984, and has served in various areas at Solid Rock for over thirty sixand a half years. A few roles included, Sunday School and Baptist Training Union Teacher, Youth Pastor and Young Women’s Auxiliary Director.
Prior to accepting his call to Pastor, Reverend Perez served as interim Pastor for two years at Solid Rock. Pastor Perez’s vision has been ordered by his love for God’s people and the foundation laid before him.
The Mission of Solid Rock Missionary Baptist Church of Austin is to guide generations to become passionate followers of Jesus Christ one soul at a time. Our mission is carried out through strategies that manifest the Great Commission found in Matthew 28:18-20. "Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I commanded you." These core strategies reflects the underlying values that reflect the uniqueness of the Solid Rock Missionary Baptist Church of Austin family.
We therefore engage, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love with an unwavering devotion to teaching the whole counsel of God's word, coupled with a desire to show the same unconditional love to others that Christ showed to us and to promote prosperity, spirituality and the spread of the gospel through all nations.
We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly and sisterly love; to remember one another in prayer; to aid one another in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and Christian courtesy. We trust with compassion and pray with expectation.