About us

Our Story

The River is all about the power of God’s love.  His love that was demonstrated through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  We teach that love through His word, we celebrate that love through our worship, and we walk that love out through our relationships and service to others.  The River is a church filled with people from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences coming together to discover and embrace gifts, talents, abilities and callings for God’s greater purpose on this earth.


After the home going of our founding pastors, God called us to lead The River into a new season. The mission of the River is to unite the body of Christ through love and discipleship. Although the loss of our founding Pastor’s was heart wrenching to us, God had a purpose in our preparation through love and discipleship with our founding pastors for such a time as this. As a church, we’ve been called to reach, teach, and disciple-We’ve been called to help bridge the separations among Christian churches-We’ve been called to love a hurt and broken world. Now if God is calling you, we’d love to help you answer that call!


“..one body united through love and discipleship…”

 our founding pastors

Ed & Lorri Conover

Founding Pastors of The River A Christian Church
In November 2007 God called Pastor Ed and Lorri along with their seven beautiful children, to launch The River. Just three short years later Pastor Ed went home to be with the Lord.  In that time, the Lord had drawn in and rose up an amazing group of people, a dynamic pastoral team and an Elder Board of mighty men who stood around Pastor Lorri, her children and this church like a fortress of valor! On May 31, 2013 Pastor Lorri went home to be with the Lord.
We love and miss our founding Pastor’s very much. Yet we are so grateful for all that has been instilled in each of us to move forward unified as one body with the specific mission and vision God has for The River …”One body united by love and discipleship.”
our pastoral team
Andre Gray
Timberley Gray
Grady Jones
Gino Quartucci

Senior Pastor

Senior Pastor

Worship Team Pastor & Elder

Worship Team Pastor

Ron Coldren
Ismael Cazares
Martha Cazares

Prayer Team Pastor & Elder

Video Ministry Pastor & Elder

Video Ministry Pastor