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 six grand-children.
For nearly 40 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.


Pastors Steve & Margaret O’Bryant, Associate Pastors
Pastors Steve and Margaret O’Bryant have been an integral part of River of Life Church for nearly 30 years. Pastor Steve retired from the United States Army, where he served our country with distinction. 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 Statement of Beliefs