Ministries

Some of the ministries The River is involved with are listed below in alphabetical order along with contact information for each point of contact.

  • Align International

    We are a ministry committed to helping people throughout the world come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, even in the most desperate of circumstances, and we believe every person, regardless of their race, religion, gender, or political beliefs is entitled to basic health, nutrition, and clean water. 


    Our Needs: 

    -Invest in a child through sponsorship.

    -Donate to Christmas in Uganda.

    -Support our scholarship program.

    -Join our team of volunteers.


    Contact: Joe & Barbara Jackson, 310-218-8689, joenbarbara99@hotmail.com

  • Alpha

    Contact: Taylor Jones, 949-632-9169, taylor@riversouthbay.org

  • Baja Bound

    Baja Bound invites you to participate in a life transforming service experience just 90 miles south of San Diego in Ensenada, Mexico. The agricultural areas surrounding Ensenada are characterized by breath-taking beauty, desperate poverty, and a need for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For over 25 years, Baja Bound has served the need of the Baja region through the construction of orphanages, camps, churches, and homes among the working poor. We also offer creative orphanage and food programs for the children in these communities. 


    Our Needs: 

    -Join our next River Church build... kids welcome!

    -Become a donor to build a home for a family in need. 

    -Become a sponsor of a child's education. 


    Contact: Tony and Marina Accardo, 310-855-3557, tony@tonyaccardo.la

  • Bridge 2 Rwanda

    Contact: Tom Allen, 310-880-3096, info@bridge2rwanda.org

  • CRU

    Contact: Matthew and Jackie Brooks - CRU International, 831-621-3834, matt.brooks@ccci.org or Daniel and Margee Curran - CRU US, daniel.curran@cru.org

  • Driving Hope Foundation

    Contact: Manny Garcia, 562-714-0597, toolworks190755@gmail.com

  • FCA

    To see the world transformed by Jesus Christ through the influence coaches and athletes. To lead every coach and athlete in a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His church. 


    Our Needs:

    -Los Angeles Area Directors

          -West Los Angeles

          -South Los Angeles

          -San Fernando Valley

    -Groups of parents to adopt a specific school by doing these 3 things. 

          -Pray for the schools and students in your community. 

          -Provide support to the huddle (pizza and presence).

          -Support, encourage, and get to know the student leadership. 

    -Scholarship Financial Support

          Last year, Los Angeles County gave approximately $150K in scholarships for 297 student-

          athletes to attend Total Athlete Camp at UCLA.


    Contact: Joseph Hamilton, 323-896-4451, steadfast.hamilton@aol.com

  • ISTL International

    Contact: Stefan and Susanne Von Rueti, +41 786870038, stv@gmx.ch

  • Los Angeles Mission

    Los Angeles Mission exists to provide HELP, HOPE, AND OPPORTUNITY to men, women, and children in need. 


    Our Needs:

    -Pray for the work of the mission.

    -Volunteer your time to serve a meal.

    -Participate in student/career mentoring.

    -Become a student scholarship sponsor. 

    -Donate socks and underwear. 


    Contact: Susan Mencinger, 214-724-3987, susanuk12@gmail.com

  • Luis Palau Ministry

    More information coming soon!

  • Martin House

    Contact: Joseph Hamilton, 323-896-4451, steadfast.hamilton@aol.com

  • Oil and Wine Ministry

    Contact: Angel Ruiz, 408-483-0418, westdiv45@gamil.com

  • Passion LA

    Contact: Bobby Lopez, 909-682-1181

  • Watts Powerhouse Foods

    Contact: Russ Hamilton, 310-710-9696, russghamilton@gmail.com

  • Yambi Rwanda

    We are a non profit dedicated to transcending genocide and overcoming poverty in Rwanda through the creation of opportunity and the improvement of lives, with a focus on education, faith, art, micro-finance, and nutrition. 


    Our Needs:

    -A deaf child to attend school for a year - $260.

    -Internet for Sunzu Village Library - $200/month.

    -Egg-a-Day program for preschoolers and deaf students - $200/month.

    -High school student tuition - $1,500/year.

    -Inner city kids art program - $150/month.

    -Provide sewing trainers for co-ops - $100/month. 

    -Purchase fabric and materials for women's sewing co-ops - $75/month.

    -Better nutrition for deaf students - $100/month (fruit and milk).

    -New roof on Deaf School classrooms - $8,000.


    Contact: Julie Virjee,  julesvirjee@gmail.com

  • Young Life - Los Angeles

    Introducing young adults to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith.


    Our Needs:

    -Leaders for both South Bay and LA Harbor Clubs.

    -Support and volunteers for our YoungLives teen mom and college (UCLA) ministries. 

    -Committee volunteers (adults in the community who want to help support the Young Life mission and staff in our area). 

    -Monthly financial partners (to ensure ministry can happen, kids can go to camp). 


    Contact: Brittany Cox, 310-947-9880, brittanycox02@gmail.com

  • Young Life - New York

    Contact: Paul Coty, 917-435-7843, pcoty3@msn.com

  • Young Life - South Bay

    Introducing young adults to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith.


    Our Needs:

    -Leaders for both South Bay and LA Harbor Clubs.

    -Support and volunteers for our YoungLives teen mom and college (UCLA) ministries. 

    -Committee volunteers (adults in the community who want to help support the Young Life mission and staff in our area). 

    -Monthly financial partners (to ensure ministry can happen, kids can go to camp). 


    Contact: Taryl Kiley, 310-561-3448, tarylkiley@gmail.com or Steve and Robin Heffernan, 310-466-3661, rlheff1@cox.net