Leadership Team

The Leadership Team of The River Assembly of God consists of both men and women with a heart and desire to see our city transformed by the power of God. Their purpose is to equip, empower, and release people into the ministries of Christ present in the Church. They are committed to facilitating the various ministries of the Church with passion and excellence.



Mission Statement: To assist the various ministries of The River in helping them reach their full potential.
April Pate, Administrator
Richard Dean, Finances





Betty Dean, Special Projects

Betty Dean oversees and manages The River’s various special projects.

River Worship

Mission Statement: To create an atmosphere that initiates worship and praise in the life of the believer and creates a place for the Spirit of God to dwell.


Caleb & Morgan Hester, River Worship Directors

Caleb and Morgan are passionate about leading people into the presence of God and into a deeper experience of worship. Their greatest desire is to see people transformed by the love of God.


River Kids

Mission Statement: To create a fun environment where kids can learn about Jesus and develop their relationship with Him.

Josh & Carolyn Jimenez, River Kids Directors

Josh and Carolyn love kids and desire to see them grow in their relationship with the Lord. They have a heart for kids and their families.

Wednesday Night Kids


Royal Rangers

Mission Statement: Royal Rangers is a mentoring program for future men. We provide Christlike character formation and servant leadership development for boys and young men in a highly relational and fun environment. Our mission is to evangelize, equip, and empower the next generation of Christlike men and lifelong servant leaders.



Mission Statement: To see every girl moving toward a deep relationship with Jesus Christ. We seek to empower girls to realize their importance and potential in the kingdom of God.

Nancy Howell, Missionettes

Celebrate Recovery

Mission Statement: To be a safe place to share, a place of belonging where respect is given to each member and confidentiality is highly regarded.




Carl & Laurie Lamb, Celebrate Recovery


Sunday School Department

Mission Statement: To disciple the people of The River through Biblical teaching that is both practical and doctrinal.

The department leader maintains records and supplies the department with curriculum.

River Men’s Ministry






Steve Waddell, River Men’s Director


River Women’s Ministry

Mission Statement: To provide opportunities for women to relate to Christ and to one another. To provide teaching that enhances the role women play in their personal, spiritual, and ministerial lives.





Cindy Waddell, River Women’s Director



River Senior’s Ministry

Mission Statement: To provide fellowship activities for senior adults and care for their overall needs.

The department leader schedules fellowships and activities for the seniors.