River History

When Todd and Denise first began to pray about a church, they dreamed of a warm, inviting, and exciting place filled with families, friends and neighbors of the South Bay community. “The River” speaks of movement, life, a journey, and cleansing."

All are welcome to come and learn what it means to have a relationship with God, grow in their spiritual development, and get involved in people-centered causes that show the love of God to people in need. The verse that came to mind when they first began was Isaiah 43:19, “Behold, I will do something new. Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.” The river in the Bible is the idea of God’s provision for thirsty people. That’s what we want to be – God’s spiritual provision to all who are thirsty.


The River started on February 7, 2007 with 8 families joining together to form The River. Each new person and family represents a tributary that feeds into The River. It’s a picture of each of us giving out spiritual refreshment and provision in a dry and weary land where there is no other water. Let’s be The River together. Join us for a cause greater than ourselves, a journey of a lifetime. It’ll be a blast!