---Who We Are

The River Church has been called by God to be a center of revival and reformation to our city and the world. Our mission is to reach the world with the Gospel of the Kingdom through every means possible, including television, radio, internet, conferences, crusades and missionary trips. We also desire to equip and commission men and women to go and make disciples expanding the Kingdom of God on earth.
Our mission adheres to our vision which is to Evangelize, Disciple and Send. By living a lifestyle of demonstrating the power of God, many are saved, healed and delivered. After reaching people, our heart is to disciple so that individuals and families can have a firm foundation and a deeply rooted faith in God. And then we want to send these fearless, bold leaders to go do the same.
All together our mandate is to lift, heal, feed, deliver, restore and ignite every believer so they can live out the destiny and purpose for which God has called them for.

---About Us

The River Church services are marked by radical worship and a highly impacting Word. Each weekend, God moves powerfully as we join in unity to worship Him. We believe God has positioned a five-fold team of pastors along with a leadership team that effectively reaches others. Our desire is for every person who walks through our doors to be forever changed as God’s powerful presence brings complete freedom to their lives. This is precisely what The River Church aims to do; we want to always be directed by the Holy Spirit and create an environment where Jesus is welcome.
God had this exact scene in mind back when The River Church opened its doors to welcome its members to their first ever church service in June of 2009. We began our regular services in a renovated barn.
It all began when Joshua Alvarez, our lead and founding pastor, was given a specific mandate from the Lord to start a community of revivalists. One night following a meeting, God clearly said to Pastor Joshua, “It is time!” and he knew exactly what this meant. So with the Lord’s instruction for what was to happen, Pastor Joshua went forward with this word of promise from God and minimal support. The River Church congregation grew and we moved to the heart of Vancouver, Washington in 2009. This location was temporary as the vision God established in us would require a larger facility. This was the very beginning of what was to progress into a community of revival that would touch nations.
As an active and cooperative church body, we have consistent street outreach. It is wonderful to see all ages coming together to take the love of Christ to the streets to evangelize in our area. In addition to just local outreach, we reach an average of 12 nations a year through missions. The Pastors as well as members of The River Church serve in other countries on a large scale by speaking at conferences and seminars, appearing on television, and speaking as guests on various radio programs. On a more personal level, we have also taken time to bless the widow and the orphan, the hungry, the homeless, that is to say, “the least”.
We have brought the Gospel of the Kingdom to prisons, rehabilitation centers and many other places. God has done many incredible things so far in our history as a church, opening unimaginable doors both locally and abroad. We firmly believe God will only continue to sustain this and will bring us innumerable opportunities in the future. The reality is that we, as a body, facilitate a large amount of ministry happening at any given time.
At the commencement as a church body and in many instances after, numerous prophetic words have been released confirming what our vision has been since the start. This is a church that has and will continue to reach the nations across the globe with the objective of witnessing them being filled with the knowledge of the glory of God. (Habakkuk 2:14). We will most assuredly NOT be confined to the four walls of the church building, but will always aim to bring heaven to earth in our partnership with the Holy Spirit.

---Our Mission

We believe the power of God changes lives, and that changed lives change the world. The transformation we experience at TRC expresses itself in compassion and action as we share God’s truth and love with those we encounter daily. Presenting the gospel in the power and demonstration of the Holy Spirit to unreached people, outside of the walls of the church is a way of life. We are seeing lives touched through salvations, healings and restoration as we go out in groups weekly. We take the good news to the brokenhearted and proclaim liberty to the captives. God commissions us to bring His Kingdom to the earth through revival and global harvest.
Our heart is to disciple and see people develop a strong relationship with the Lord as they build a deep rooted foundation in the Kingdom of God. At TRC we are learning at an accelerated rate who God is and who we are as His sons and daughters. Through weekly teaching we embrace what it means to resemble Jesus Christ and walk in His love. Our greatest opportunity to grow in integrity, honor and unity as a body is through our relationships one to another. We meet weekly in house church settings where we fellowship, learn, and grow deeper in the Lord together. As we rise up in power and step boldly into our full authority and identity in Christ, we are being launched into our destiny and calling.
The River Church is raising up a new breed of end time revivalists who are consumed with the passionate fire of God. We are being equipped and empowered through teaching, preaching of the Word and revelation of the mysteries of the Kingdom of God. Holy Spirit is igniting hearts and when we encounter His love we will never be the same. His overabundant love cannot be contained, it is leaking out everywhere we go and lives are being transformed. We are sent as fearless leaders with powerful tools and truths from His Word to radically advance God’s Kingdom on earth.
“And they went forth and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following.” Mark 16:20