Who we are...

Roxbury Church wants to make a lasting difference in your life, in our community, and in the world.  Our greatest desire is to see people transformed by Jesus!  We want to walk beside you on this journey.

Your life

Wherever you are in life, you matter and you have a purpose. We want to help you become the person God has created you to be. Your journey has a next step and we'll help you find it. You don't have to take the next step alone. With a strong community of friends, you can laugh, grow, and serve with people who genuinely care about you. We hope that you will join us so we can meet and join you in your journey.

Your family

Strong families start with solid foundations. That's why we partner with parents to help raise the next generation to become followers of Christ. Your children and teens have opportunities throughout the week to grow relationships with each other and with God.

Our community and world

We are passionate about serving the global community and demonstrating God's love to others. Whether in person or online, individually or in groups, within our church and around the world, we are focused on supporting and engaging in relationships that provide relief and restoration to a hurting world.

Our Background

Roxbury began in 1952 and relocated in 1962 to our current location.

We are non-denominational in two ways:

1.  Jesus prayed that His followers would be in unity (John 17).
2. There is no structural “hierarchy” above the local church.

We are a part of a fellowship known as: 

“Christian Churches/Churches of Christ.”  

Historically, we grew out of what’s been called the “Restoration Movement”...

originally devoted to reaching the lost through mission and uniting the church based on “essentials.” 

A slogan we have adopted:

“In Essentials Unity
 In Non-Essentials Liberty
In all things Love”

What to Expect

Come as you are...

If church is a new experience or a regular habit for you, we encourage you to come as you are.  Some dress up a bit, others don't.  Some have things relatively together, others worry that things are falling apart.  The fact is, we ALL need God's help; that's why we come.  So if you are open to a God who persistently loves you and people who genuinely care, expect to find both here.

What happens during a typical Sunday Service?

We have two Sunday Morning Services at 9:00 am & 10:30 am.  Each service lasts about an hour.  While some Sundays may look a little different and offer elements like video or drama, a typical Sunday will include:


One way we worship God is through music and song.  The songs may be new to you, but feel free to listen or to jump in and participate.  God cares about the "heart before the art."


We offer Communion or "The Lord's Supper" each week.  This observance of remembrance and worship is open to all who believe in Jesus Christ and follow Him as Lord.  Each week, we also share cheerfully from our financial resources.  We do this out of gratitude rather than compulsion or guilt.  As a guest, feel no obligation to participate, though you may wish to fill out a Welcome Card and drop it in the offering plate.

Preaching and Prayer:

Each Sunday, our Pastors or guest speakers will teach faithfully and practically from the Word of God.  There will also be time for personal and corporate prayer.

Baptism/Time for Response:

Baptisms often take place at the beginning of services; while a time of response is always available at the end.  If at the close of a service you choose to respond to God's leading, our Pastors or Prayer Partners will be available to meet you where you are and help you in anyway they can.

What about kids?

At Roxbury, we love kids!  We offer a well-staffed nursery for children from birth to 3 years old; Pre-school for children from 3-PreK; and KidStuf for kids in K-6th grade.  All of our staff and volunteers have a heart for kids and have been trained and have gone through background checks for the safety of your children.  If your child will be attending one of our classes, stop by the children's Check-In desk in the Main Hall to register your child. There you will also receive a name and Security Label.

If you would rather your children sit with you during the worship service, you are more than welcome to do so!  In fact, we feel that this is one of the best ways to impress faith upon a child.

Our Team

Our Staff

Jon Grice

Lead Pastor

Jon began ministry full-time again in 2007, having served here from 1987 to 2000.  It's been a long and rewarding relationship.  He and his wife, Mary Beth, are a blended family and have four grown children and eight grandchildren.  They love to hike, read, dote on their grandkids and every fall become a house divided (Jon grew up in Minnesota and still cheers for that other team).

Marc and Denise Grindle

Family Pastors

Marc and Denise came to Roxbury in July of 2008 as Roxbury's first Family Pastors.  Prior to this, they ministered in central Minnesota for 8 years.  Originally from Wisconsin, they both love the Packers and enjoy spending time with their family.  Marc and Denise  have a passion to help build strong, healthy, godly marriages and families.  They would love to help you and your family in whatever way they can.

Connie Mowry

Office Manager

Connie has been attending Roxbury since she moved to Janesville in 2005 after marrying her husband, Ron. She enjoys taking vacations with Ron, hiking and biking.  She believes one of the best ways to get closer to God and others at Roxbury is by joining a small group.  Ron and Connie have a heart for the married couples of Roxbury and want  to see them grow closer to God and to each other.  They teach a marriage enrichment class and are marriage mentors.

Brenda Brotzman

Children Discipleship Director

Brenda and her husband, Isaac, met when they both started attending Roxbury as grade-schoolers.  After earning a degree in Elementary Education from Judson College, Brenda returned to Janesville and Roxbury where she married Isaac and began a family.  As the mother of 4 young children, her hobbies include reading books in 5-minute increments and enjoying scenic drives to and from school.  She also loves board games, card games and anything Disney.  But her greatest joy comes from witnessing children develop a real relationship with Jesus, and her goal is to enrich that and help create lifelong disciples with a strong faith.

Our Elders

Top Row - Left to Right

Al Siljenberg

Don Hochmuth

Ron Mowry

Wayne Endthoff

Bottom Row - Left to Right

Chuck Kemper

Sam Pessoa

Craig Bergum

What We Believe


We believe that we must be united in the essentials of our faith, while in non-essential matters there is freedom to disagree.  

In all things, we practice love (Ephesians 4:2-6).​


We believe in an eternal God who has always existed as Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1-2, John 1:1,14, Titus 3:4-7).


We believe in Jesus--God come in the flesh, who is the only Savior and Lord, having died for our sins according to the scriptures, was buried and raised on the 3rd day according to the scriptures (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, 1 Corinthians 15:3-7).


We believe the Holy Spirit is God Himself encouraging, guiding and transforming us in the way of Christ (2 Corinthians 13:14).

We believe that God, through His Spirit, calls the people He saves into discipleship with Christ.


We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God.  As a result, it is entirely authoritative and practical for "teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." (Psalm 119; 2 Timothy 3:14-17)


We believe that though all human beings are created in the image of God and therefore valuable to God, sin has separated us from our perfect Creator (Genesis 1:27; Romans 3:23; 6:23).


We believe that God desires a personal relationship with every human being (Luke 15; 1 Timothy 2:4; 2 Peter 3:9).

We believe that salvation from our sin and for transformation is found only in Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 4:12).

We believe that salvation is a free gift received by personal faith and repentance which is confessed in Christian baptism (Acts 2:38; Romans 6:1-5, 23).

We believe the Spirit transforms the people He saves into the likeness of Christ (Luke 9:23; 2 Corinthians 3:17-18).


We believe the church is the family of God and the light of the world (Ephesians 2:19; 4:4-6; 5:8-10; 1 Peter 2:4-9).

We believe that every Christian is a disciple (follower), equipped by God's Spirit with specific gifts and sent into their world to love God, love people and make disciples.  We don't all do the same thing but we do serve the same God, are members of the same Body and are empowered by the same Spirit (1 Corinthians 12).


We believe that Jesus will return and make all things new (Acts 1:11; 2 Peter 3: 8-14; Revelation 21:1-5).