River is a community committed to loving, knowing, and following God, and we believe the only way to do this is to pursue a deep and personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We believe that God calls us to experience His reality in every aspect of our lives, which brings purpose to our lives and life to our relationships.  We desire to be salt and light in our city, and to be a bridge to the culture in order to share the new life that Christ brings.

Our Staff

Terry Williams


Jim Lewis

Men's Ministry & Small Groups

Brenda White

Women's Ministry & Small Groups

Sherri Brummer

Youth Ministry

Rodney Bartlett

Music Ministry

Trace Kendrick

College Ministry

Erin Bergeron

Children's Ministry

Our Beliefs

Our church holds to the Baptist Faith and Message as a concise and accurate description of what we believe. Within our church there is diversity on theological positions not outlined in the Baptist Faith and Message. Below you will find highlights of some of our beliefs. You can read the entire Baptist Faith and Message online

The Bible

The Bible was written by men divinely inspired by God. It is God’s revelation of Himself to man.  All Scripture is totally true and trustworthy.


There is one and only one living and true God. He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being, the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. The  triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.


Man is the special creation of God, made in His own image. He created them male and female as the crowning work of His creation. In the beginning man was innocent of sin but given freedom of choice by God. By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the world.


Salvation involves the redemption of the whole person, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus.

Our Values