God’s love and promises are eternal, unchanging, and available to everyone. Below are several of the tenets of our faith. If you have further questions, please contact our office at (253) 859-0832 (8AM – 5PM Mon – Thurs) or email us at info@theriver.church.

Tenets of Faith

*  = key verse

The Bible is the inspired Word of God
1 Thes 2:13; 2 Pet l:19—21; 2 Tim3:16*

All have sinned and come short of the glory of God
1 John 3:8; Rom 3:23*

Salvation is the gift of God to man by grace through faith in Jesus
John 3:16; Eph 2:1-2,8*; 2 Tim 1:8-9

The new birth, when fulfilled, produces eternal life
John 3:3-5; John 4:13-14; 1 John 5:11*

Water Baptism
Matt 28:19; Acts 2:38; Rom 6:4* (Offered every other month at The River. You can sign
up online or at the Event Center)

The Godhead—The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit
Gen 1:26; Matt 28:19; John 1:1-2,14; John 15:26

It is the will of God that every believer be filled with the Holy Ghost
John 7:37-39*; Acts 2:4; Eph 5:18

Sanctification is a definite, yet progressive work of grace
1 Cor 1:30; 1 Thes 5:23; 1 Pet 1:13-16*

Participation in the Lord’s Supper (Communion)
Matt 26:26-28; 1 Cor 10:16-17; 1 Cor 11:23—34* (Occurs every 3rd Sunday)

Divine healing is provided for every believer in the atonement of Christ
Isa 53:4-5*; Matt 8:17; James 5:14-15

Heaven and Hell
Matt 13:47-50; Rev 20:15*; Rev 21:1-2*

Resurrection of the just and the return of our Lord Jesus Christ
Acts 1:11; 1 Thes 4:l6-17*; Rev 20:4-6


  • Passionate worship

    We love to express ourselves in worship to God. He deserves the highest praise!

  • Practical teaching

    We believe that teaching without application is meaningless. Pastor Jack teaches and preaches in a way that is genuine, practical, and helpful for daily living.

  • Personal growth

    Discipleship is a cornerstone of the Christian life. We offer regular classes to help boost your walk with God, while offering a unique and meaningful way to fellowship with one another.

  • Serving together

    This is why Jesus came, and this is our model, to serve one another in unity.

  • Excellence in everything

    From the tidiness of the foyer to the content of individual classes, we believe in doing all things as unto the Lord Himself, so we do our very best to offer excellence in all that we do!


We say that at The River, we do LIFE together. Our purpose can be summed up within these four statements below. It is our goal to be light in a dark world, and to help with the resources and people that God has provided.

Loving God and loving people

Influencing the world for Christ

Following the Word of God

Empowering people for service



River of Life Fellowship
10615 SE 216th Street, Kent, WA 98031


(253) 859-0832


Church Office
10626 SE 216th Street, Kent, WA 98031

Monday – Thursday, 8AM – 5PM