everyone matters.  everyone forgives.

everyone grows. 


Mercy Hill is a church that is committed to making an impact for Christ in Rochester and the surrounding area.  We’re confident you’ll find Mercy Hill feels like home – a place where you and your family matter and can grow.  We’d be honored if you would be our guest!

We look forward to seeing you!
Pastor Fred & Kelly Shirley
Mercy Hill Pastors
Our Mission
Mercy Hill Church exists to make a measurable impact for Jesus in Rochester, Southeastern Minnesota and the world.
Our Vision
To know Him (God) and to make Him known.
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You can find out more about who we are and what we’re doing through our social media:
Church is about knowing Him (Jesus)
                                and making Him known.
Church may look a little different lately (due to a mask and social distancing request from our governor) but we are still meeting in person for Sunday services each week at 10 am. 
Here’s what you can expect on a Sunday morning:
  • You’ll be greeted by a friendly face at the front doors
  • Once you enter the church building we ask you to put your mask on (not required for children under 5). 
  • You’ll be handed a church bulletin by one of our friendly helpers and you can find a seat in one of our rows (that are 6 feet apart) 
  • Once you’re seated, you can remove your mask when you’re in your chair (we ask you to put your mask back on when you’re moving about the building). 
  • Gradeschool Kids ministry is safely open again – they can get their name tags and check in starting at 9:45 am and join their friends in the ClubHouse!
  • We’ll have worship, a great teaching from our pastor and a time of prayer. We’ll end the service with a time of giving and we have “touch free” giving stations in the back of the sanctuary. 
  • We’re usually finished with our services in about an hour and you can take a moment to say hi to others and fellowship.  
  • If you’ll be a guest of ours, please do us a favor and fill out a “Connect Card” so we can send you an email or give you a call to thank you for coming and answer any questions you may have. 
If you’re not comfortable joining us in person, please enjoy our services weekly on our Facebook page or our YouTube Channel
Service Times: 
– Sunday Worship Service at 10 am
– All Church Prayer on the 1st & 3rd
   Saturday of each month at 6 pm 
6301 34th Avenue NW – Rochester, MN
RISE Youth Group on Wednesday Nights at 6:30 pm 


There’s a ministry for every age group at Mercy Hill Church.  We know that every generation is important to what God is doing in our church and throughout our city.  Click on the ministry logo to learn more about what is offered.  
Playhouse Kids
This is our Nursery & Preschool Ministries.
We minister to the babies (up to 3 years old) in one classroom.
We minister to the preschoolers (ages 3-5) in another classroom with Bible lessons that are designed to reach them at their own age and stage.
ClubHouse Kids
This is our gradeschool ministry for kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Pastor Jon & Tammy aim to make the Word of God come ALIVE for the kids at Mercy Hill.
You can see what they’re teaching on YouTube each week at The ClubHouse Kids.
RISE Student Ministry  Our Student ministry is led by Zack & Ashley Puza and they meet on Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm along with Life Groups and events throughout the month. RISE is for students in 6th through 12th grade and friends and guest are always welcome.  Each week starts with fun and games, a time of worship and a message that every youth needs to hear.
Check out their Facebook page for more info.
Looking for some peace in your day? 
We have just the radio station for you – with no commercials or fundraising. 
KNLW is programmed to play contemporary Christian praise and worship music in the Rochester area.  The goal of the radio station is to support the vision of Mercy Hill Church to make a measurable impact for Jesus in Rochester, southeast Minnesota, and the world.
KNLW 98.9 is a low-power FM radio station owned, managed, and produced by Mercy Hill Church.
KNLW is broadcast from the cross tower at the church in northwest Rochester just off Hwy 52.  KNLW has been on the air in Rochester since August 22, 2007.

We’re happy to offer our sermons for you to listen to all week long.  We’re praying that you’ll hear the Lord speak to you while you listen.  At Mercy Hill…we like to be real.  So – if you have a question…we want to hear about it.  Feel free to email your questions to  

Feb 28, 2021
Vision Sunday
Series: (All)
Pastor Fred and Pastor Kelly share from the heart.
  • Feb 28, 2021Vision Sunday
    Feb 28, 2021
    Vision Sunday
    Series: (All)
    Pastor Fred and Pastor Kelly share from the heart.
  • Feb 21, 2021Legends Of The Faith; Abraham
    Feb 21, 2021
    Legends Of The Faith; Abraham
    God's promise is always found through steps of obedience
  • Feb 14, 2021Legends of the Faith: Jacob
    Feb 14, 2021
    Legends of the Faith: Jacob
    I am who GOD says I am! Pastor Fred shows how Jacob had to learn this lesson and how it applies to us today.
    Genesis 32:24-31
  • Feb 7, 2021Legends of the faith – Pt 1 Noah – pt2
    Feb 7, 2021
    Legends of the faith – Pt 1 Noah – pt2
    Today Pastor Fred starts the Legends of the faith series by telling us about Noah.
  • Feb 7, 2021Legends of the faith – Pt 1 Noah – pt1
    Feb 7, 2021
    Legends of the faith – Pt 1 Noah – pt1
    Today Pastor Fred starts the Legends of the faith series by telling us about Noah.
  • Jan 24, 2021Five Signs of Pride
    Jan 24, 2021
    Five Signs of Pride
    Series: (All)
    Do you think that you are proudful? It might surprise you how insidious pride can be. Pastor Fred points out five signs of pride that can crop up in your life.
    Luke 6:37, 38
    Proverbs 29:23
  • Jan 17, 2021Compassion
    Jan 17, 2021
    Series: (All)
    God can and will respond to your need. He will move when there is no faith. Do not lose compassion for people.
  • Jan 10, 2021Foundations, Pastor Fred
    Jan 10, 2021
    Foundations, Pastor Fred
    By: (All)
    Series: (All)
    Luke 8:48
    Jesus responded, "Beloved daughter, your faith in me has released your healing. May you go with my peace,"
  • Jan 3, 202121 Days of Prayer and Fasting 2021
    Jan 3, 2021
    21 Days of Prayer and Fasting 2021
    Today Pastor Fred talks to us about starting the 21 days of prayer and fasting for 2021
  • Dec 27, 2020Keys to Finishing Well – Lessons from Caleb
    Dec 27, 2020
    Keys to Finishing Well – Lessons from Caleb
    Series: (All)
    Are we going to label this year by what we lost or by what we gained? When we compare our "giants" to our experience and what we can do, it isn't enough. But when we compare them to God, He is always enough.
    Psalms 37:25
    Numbers 13:1-3, 6-8, 30
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