From its humble beginnings in the reception area of a dental office in 1988, the "River" has evolved into the oldest church of its kind in the Greater Chattanooga/North Georgia area. The River is Spirit-filled and embraces diversity. Our singular devotion is to JESUS, and our primary purpose is centered around winning SOULS, SOULS AND MORE SOULS. We share one fundamental belief: JESUS IS THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE, AND THERE IS NO OTHER!
In 1980, the Lord illuminated 1 Chronicles 28:10, 20-21 for us. It took eight years for us to fully comprehend its significance! The Lord called us to Pastor a community of individuals ready to extend His power globally, sharing His salvation with every creature. He assured us that we would be a house of prayer for all people, filled with willing and skillful servants.
He guided us to the highways and byways, reaching out to the lost, lame, and castaways, compelling them to His house. Empowered through prayer and evangelism, we are now in our third decade of "Proclaiming God's Word, Touching Lives, and Changing our Communities," actively advancing the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ! Our primary focus lies in personal evangelism and discipleship.
This commitment is woven into every aspect of our involvement. Our missions extend from the streets of Chattanooga to television and the internet, impacting lives nationally and internationally. There is still much work to be done, both in constructing a physical sanctuary to the glory of God and building a spiritual sanctuary in the hearts of believers before the return of Christ.
As you explore our site, remain sensitive to the leadership of the Holy Ghost. You may discover that you are one of the "willing and skillful servants" the Lord promised to send to assist us in fulfilling our God-given assignment.