River of Life Worship Center is a church full of loving people who desire to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with their friends, families, and community. At River of Life, we believe that God still saves, delivers, and heals. We believe and operate in the gifts of the spirit. No matter the age, race, or background, Jesus came to save all people. We welcome everyone at River of Life.
After living in the middle Georgia area all of his life, God called Pastor Jonathan English to River of Life Worship Center in January of 2018 where he now serves as Senior Pastor.
Pastor Jonathan has been in ministry for over 20 years, and brings his experience in service to the Lord as a former Pastor, Assistant Pastor, Youth Pastor, Sunday School Superintendent and Christian School Administrator.
Pastor Jonathan, along with his wife Jessica and their four children, Hannah, Rachel, Sarah and David, live in Commerce, Georgia, and bring their passion to share the gospel of Jesus Christ and connect families in worship.
Mission - What We Do
Simply put, at River of Life Worship Center, we love, serve, and connect. We minister the Gospel message of Jesus Christ through our love for one another, our service to our community and those around us, and by connecting people to God.
Discipling new believers is also a very significant part of what we do. Meeting together on a regular basis for strength, comfort, and discipleship is an important part of helping us connect to the life giving message of Jesus Christ.
Purpose - Why We Exist
In Matthew 28:18-20 Jesus said, "All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world."
River of Life exists to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with the lost and to disciple believers into maturity.
What We Believe
We believe we are justified when we repent of our sins, and believe in Jesus Christ. Mark 1:15; Acts 13:38-39; Romans 5:1.
We believe all who die out of Christ will be punished eternally, but those who die in Him shall share His glory forever. Daniel 12:2; Matthew 25:46; John 5:29; Jude 7.
We believe Sanctification to be a definite work of Grace, subsequent to Salvation. John 15:2; 17:16-17; Ephesians 5:25-27; I John 1:9.
We believe the Holy Bible to be the inspired Word of God. II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21.
There is but One Living and True God, the Great Creator, and there are three persons in the Godhead. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Genesis 1:1-27; Matthew 28:19; I John 5:7.
We believe in the baptism with the Holy Ghost, and speaking with other tongues, as the Spirit gives utterance to be the initiatory evidence of this experience.Acts 2:4; 10:44-46; 19:6. Since the Spirit gives the utterance when one is baptized with the Holy Ghost, we reject the practice of one telling another what to say in order to speak in tongues. We also reject the teaching that one who has received the Baptism of the Holy Ghost can speak in tongues at will, without the Spirit prompting the utterance.
We believe in divine healing for the body. Acts 3:2-12; 9:32-43; 5:15-16; James 5:14. We do not condemn medical science.
We believe every blessing we receive from God including Divine healing, comes through the merits of the atonement. Romans 5:11; James 1:16-17.
We believe in the operation of the nine gifts of the Spirit and encourage our people to so live that these gifts may be manifested in their lives. I Corinthians 12:1-12.
We believe in the imminent rapture of the church, and the personal, pre-millennial Second Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Acts 1:10-11; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 1:7.
We, as a church, believe in the eternal redemption of all saints who are faithful to the end. Matthew 24:13; Revelation 2:10. But we reject the theory of "Once in grace always in grace" regardless of conduct. I Corinthians 10:12; Galatians 5:4.
We believe the Bride of Christ is composed of the entire Spiritual Church. I Corinthians 12:25; II Corinthians 11:2; Galatians 3:28-29; Ephesians 4:16; 5:23-33; Revelation 19:7-8.
We believe in the sacredness of marriage between one man and one woman. We promote commitment to strong family values. Ephesians 5:31-33; 6:1-4; Hebrews 13:4; Matthew 19:5; Leviticus 18:22; Genesis 2:24.