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Jack & Joyce Holt

Senior Pastors

Pastor Jack and Joyce started River of Life in October, 1982 in the auditorium of Thomas Jefferson High School in Federal Way, WA. Services grew until the first church building was purchased on 216th street in Kent, WA. In 2002 we opened our doors to our current building which provides state-of-the-art equipment for our services, events, meetings and classes.

Pastor Jack is a graduate of Rhema Bible Institute and has received his honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Bible Focus College. Pastor Jack is the Senior Pastor at River of Life and preaches the word during most weekly services.

Pastor and Joyce love spending quality time together, their kids and grand-kids, as well as ministering as a couple. Joyce is a key leader at River of Life Fellowship, who loves people and has a heart to reach the hurting and the lost.


Administrative Pastor

Pastor Jim has served River of Life in a number of ways over the years as Senior Communications Director, missionary to Japan and now as Administrative Pastor. He loves people, music, and to see the church flourish!


Care Pastor & Women's Ministries Director

Pastor Tracy has served The River in several capacities, including Women’s Ministries, Media and Communications, and as missionary to Japan along with her family. She loves serving the church to help others become spiritually healthy and strong.


Children's Pastor

Pastor Jennifer is the head of The River’s children’s ministry, Kids Life. She is a bright and cheerful servant of God, always looking for new and innovative activities, lesson plans, and events to bring kids closer to God and to teach in a fun and engaging way.


Youth & Young Adults Pastor

Pastor Isaiah has served The River for years as a drummer, youth leader, and intern. His passion is seeing young people saved while establishing a true relationship with Jesus that will last a lifetime. He currently pastors for our 7th – 12th graders in Purpose828 and oversees our young adults ministry.


Men's Ministries & Helps Director

Erik is The River’s director for Helps Ministries and our men’s ministry, Men of Faith. His range of responsibility covers most all of our volunteer frontline base including greeters, ushers, security, and more. Erik’s heart is to serve the Lord by serving the church.


Creative Director

Jonathan has been on staff with The River for many years in various technical roles. He is now serving as our chief Creative Director, overseeing church public relations, social media, graphic content and communications.


Worship Leader

Michelle is a talented guitarist/vocalist whose worship style is heartfelt and intimate. She is serving by leading our congregation into a time of worship, creating an atmosphere for God’s presence to bring life-change.