We are an open book. We want to be as transparent as a church as possible. We are very open with our goals and ambitions through Christ. Feel free to ask us anything you need.

It is our hopes that this pages answers three basic questions. We want to make sure that you understand the personality of the church. We love God, love people, and would love for you to join us. 


We exist for to glorify God by helping others Know God, Find Freedom, Discover purpose, and Make a difference! 


None of the rest matters if you don't have a relationship with God.   We want to do everything we can to help you walk in a deep life giving and life changing relaitonship with the creator of the universe.  


We believe God wants to set you free from sin, shame and guilt.  For so many of us after we become a christians we still deal with all of those things.  As you grow in becoming a disciple of Jesus, we believe he wants to set you free!


You are uniquely designed by the God of the universe.  He has given you a purpose in this world.  We want to help you discover the natural gifts ands abilities God has given you so you can fulfill your purpose in this life.  


We believe God has designed us with gifts and abilites so that we can make a difference in this world.  We want to give you oppotunites to use the gifts God has given you to glorify him and make a difference in this world! 


The culture and values we want to chase to help us accomplish the mission of The River Church! 

To know God and make him known.

Excellence is our standard

We will be known for our Love 

We will work hard, have good attitudes, laugh, and enjoy the journey

The church is bigger than any one person

We will live out the virtue of grace everyday

Generosity is our priveledge

Our ultimate desire is to please God



Michael Gerald



Michael is one of the founding pastor at The River Church.  He has been married to his awesome wife Katie since 2011.  Together they have two amazing boys Gideon and Judah.  

Church planting had been a dream of his since high school.  And although ministry took him to Belize, Mississippi, and Georgia, he finally was given the opportonity to move back to Texas and plant a life giving church in his home town!  


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Joel Libramento

Joel along with Michael is one of the founding pastors of The River Church.  He is also married to an awesome Katie!  Together they have a beautiful boy named Manny.  In college he and Michael dreamed about church planting together.  When the opportunity presented itself, he and Katie moved cross country to help make it happen!  

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If you are looking for a church home this is a church that welcomes you like family. The people are wonderful and there is always a great message. Sundays are my favorite day of the week thanks to The River!

Gladys Lopez

"I would highly recommend this church to anyone who is feeling lost, empty, or just looking to connect and grow with God.  At The RIver I have had a chance to build my relationship with Christ. It has been an awesome experience."

David McCloskey