Our ministry team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.

Pastor Billy Pate, Senior Pastor, has served at The River Assembly of God since November 1, 2009. He and his wife, April have three children, Gabe, Zoe, and Zane. Pastor Pate has earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Leadership with an emphasis in Pastoral Ministries from Ecclesia College in Springdale, Arkansas. He recently completed the Coaching Core for Church Life through Church Life Resources and North Texas District of the Assemblies of God. Pastor Pate is currently enrolled in the Consultant Core for Church Life, working toward a Master’s Degree in Christian Leadership through Valley Forge Christian College. With a heart to reach the community of Burkburnett and the surrounding region with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, he works diligently to equip the church with the necessary tools to facilitate the Great Commission. His passion for the saved and unsaved alike is the driving force for his life’s work.