Our Mission & Vision

Our mission is to encourage spiritual growth, to build strong relationships with God, restore ministries and to prepare individuals to “go into all the world and preach the gospel”.

Leadership Team:
 
Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We devote ourselves to the ministry of the Word and service to our local communities. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all reach maturity in the fullness of Christ.

 

 
Pastors Tom & Barbara Jeffery, Senior Pastors

In addition to being the Senior Pastor, Pastor Tom is also the founder of River of Life Full Gospel Church. He founded the church in 1981 with the help of his family and many friends. Pastor Tom and Barbara married in 1982. They have three adult children and four (soon to be five) grand-children.
 
For over 35 years, Pastor Tom & Barbara Jeffery ministered to other pastors, men, women, couples and youth. They took part in mission trips to many locations throughout the world, including Honduras, Mexico, and the Appalachian Mountains. Pastor Tom also ministered in several nations outside the United States including Great Britain and Mauritius.
 
Over the years, Pastors Tom & Barbara conducted many revivals and pastoral conferences which included a 1989 revival in Louisville’s historic Freedom Hall. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) broadcast portions of the revival, which featured Jeff Fenholt, formerly of the band Black Sabbath and Broadway’s
Jesus Christ Superstar
and Christian recording artist Karen Wheaton.
 
Pastor Tom and Barbara have hosted many outstanding ministers through the years such as Charles & Frances Hunter, Mike Adkins, John Starnes and Adam Crabb, just to name a few.

 

Pastors Steve & Margaret O’Bryant, Associate Pastors
 
Pastors Steve and Margaret O’Bryant have been an integral part of River of Life Church for over 25 years. Pastor Steve retired from the United States Army, where he served our country with distinction. Pastor Margaret lived and fully understands the challenges of being a soldier’s wife and managing a large family. Pastors Steve and Margaret have a heart for military families and couples. Throughout their years of service at River of Life, they served in virtually every role of ministry. Their wisdom, joy and experience are truly an asset to our organization.
 

What we believe:

River of Life Church Statement of Beliefs