A Service will be held at 1:30pm on February 2, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Branson, MO.
Dear Friends and Family,
We want to thank you for the amazing outpouring of love, support, meals, donations and prayers that have upheld us in these last days! We know we have been surrounded with much prayer and are being carried in His arms, because His peace is evident. Phil 4:6-7.
A Celebration of Life Service for Jory Rolf will be held:
Saturday, Feb 2, 2019 at 1:30pm at First Baptist Church in Branson, MO
For those that are not able to make it to Branson, but wanted to see the service, it will be streamed live on the Ozark Mountain Legacy Facebook page. We will also post a video copy on our website a few days after the service: www.joryrolf.info and www.familyanthem.com
To view the service live online on Feb 2, go to: https://www.facebook.com/ozarkmountainlegacy
Below is the obituary for Jory. Thank you again for your amazing prayers and support. We have a long road ahead of us, but we have a faithful God and King that has promised to never leave us or forsake us and we know that we do not walk alone!
In Christ’s Love,
~ tess rolf and banner, nation, anthem, justus, honour and glorye <><
Jory B. Rolf
Jory Brett Rolf, age 48, entered into Glory on January 19, 2019. Born April 9, 1970, at Battaan Memorial Hospital in Albuquerque, NM, to Jim and Darlene Rolf, Jory traveled as an infant to Cheyenne, WY, where he attended school at Buffalo Ridge Elementary School, Carey Junior High, and Cheyenne East High School. Jory was involved in student government, where he became the student body president at Carey. He was also involved in music programs as a member of the Carey Brave Sounds and the East High Singers. He excelled in baseball, where he pitched and played shortstop in Cheyenne Little League and in Junior and Senior Babe Ruth in Cheyenne. After graduating from high school, Jory attended the University of Wyoming where he was a member of the college vocal group, The Centennial Singers. Jory graduated with a degree in Elementary Education.
After graduating, he became a member of the traveling music ministry group, The Continental Singers, where he met Teresa (Tess) Bloyer in Ventura, CA.
Jory and Tess were married on July 4, 1998. They immediately stepped into fulltime ministry and missionary work, founding and directing AIM Around the World (formerly ACTION Ministry), a discipleship and outreach training ministry for young people. Jory’s ministry trained, discipled, and launched individuals and families in mission work around the globe. Jory led or launched over 40 biblical discipleship mission trips throughout the world and over 30 mission outreach teams and family ministries have been trained and launched as a result of Jory’s vision, passion, training and discipleship.
Jory founded Ozark Mountain Legacy in 2007 in Branson, MO. Having moved to Branson in 2003, Jory felt a burden to ensure that the area’s Christian Culture and Core Values were preserved and intact for future generations. Jory and team helped champion bringing nearly 400 community leaders and citizens together to clearly identify and solidify the core values, mission and vision for Ozark Mountain Country to Champion Family, Faith, Friends, Flag and Future – Guided by Christian Biblical Values. Jory also founded Legacy Youth Institute, to help identify, empower, and introduce young leaders to pass on those same core values to the over 200 high school students that have been trained through this initiative.
Jory excelled as an effective thought-leader offering “The Legacy Leader” training to enable communities, organizations and families to discover and deliver their unique and God-given Legacy and Core Values.
Jory and his family began sharing gospel bluegrass music together in 2011. Jory and family have traveled extensively in the US and Canada sharing the gospel through their family music and ministry as Family Anthem. Jory’s love for music was passed on to his children as they continue to share the Good News in song.
Jory was also involved in many community transformational initiatives in Branson, MO. Jory’s passion was to disciple and challenge every individual and organization God brought across his path to shine for Christ in every area of their life and business.
Jory is preceded in death by his mother, Darlene Ann Rolf and his brother, Brett Fleck.
He is survived by his wife, Teresa Rolf, their children, Banner Kalos Rolf, Nation Shiloh Rolf, Anthem Joy Rolf, Justus Amor Rolf, Honour Chrestos Rolf and Glorye Kharis Rolf, all of Branson, MO; his father, Jim Rolf, of Cheyenne, WY; his older brother, Randy Rolf and sister-in-law, Debbie Rolf of Cathedral City, CA; his younger brother, Travis Rolf, and sister-in-law, Jennefer Rolf; his nieces, Addison and Jacksyn Rolf of Magnolia, TX, and many other family and friends. He greatly loved others and was greatly loved and will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and those he encountered on his short journey on earth. He is in his heavenly home and we rejoice that we will see him again in eternity.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, February 2 at the First Baptist Church in Branson, MO at 1:30pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to an evangelistic ministry of your choice to carry on the legacy that Jory began to spread the Gospel.
My Mentor Goes Home
Written January 20, 2019
Dear friends and family in Christ,
I’m writing to you on behalf of Tess Rolf and the Rolf Family. I am very sorry to have to share that Jory Rolf passed away suddenly in a tragic incident while the family was on the road between bookings for their family music ministry. A fuller account can and will be typed up later, but the main thing I want to convey to you in this moment is that the whole family was there and that Banner and Anthem in particular witnessed their father’s passing. It’s a lot to process and I want them to have the time and space to do that. So while I, like you, wonder a thousand things about the details of time, place, context and efforts taken, the bigger concern for the moment is a grieving family.
Tess and the kids are currently at a camp in Central Florida where they are surrounded by supportive friends with family members arriving by the day. They have several pastors from their church and ministry board who are helping care for them and work through the arrangements. Right now they have to wait for the hospital to finish up with Jory’s body and then make arrangements to have it transported back West. Tess thinks it will take till midweek or more before those things are sorted out, so it’s likely to be two weeks from now before a funeral can be arranged in Branson, MO and burial service either there or perhaps in Cheyenne.
In the meantime, I’d like to ask if you would consider making a financial donation to the Rolfs. This would be to help in the immediate expenses which we don’t even know the sum of just yet (medical costs from the road-side efforts, transportation of the body, funeral). I’d also like you to consider that their financial needs going forward will look very different. Anything we can raise beyond the costs of this difficult moment will give them more time and opportunity to walk through the transition that lays before them as a family. Giving can be done online through the link below and those funds will be available to Tess and the kids right away.
Donation link: https://give.cornerstone.cc/makebelievers
As you pray for the Rolfs, I encourage you to pray over each of the Rolf’s by name, even letting their names prompt how we pray over the whole family: Banner Kalos, Nation Shiloh, Anthem Joy, Justus Amor, Honour Chrestos, Glorye Kharis and Tess Rolf.
With a heavy heart but an unshakeable hope rooted in our victorious Savior,
– tim king
Director of Ministries, DRAMA Ministry
Pastor, Christ House