WHY WE EXIST

The River Church exists to glorify God by helping others know God, find freedom, discover purpose, and make a difference! 


KNOW GOD

We believe there is nothing more valuable in life than having a relationship with God. At The River Church, we want to do everything we can to help you walk in a deep, life-giving and life-changing relationship with the creator of the universe.

FIND FREEDOM

We believe God wants to set you free from sin, shame, and guilt. For so many of us, after we become a Christian, we continue to struggle. But we believe as you grow in becoming a disciple of Jesus, He wants to set you free!

DISCOVER PURPOSE

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 and abilities God has given you so you can fulfill your purpose in this life.  

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

We believe God has designed us with gifts and abilities so that we can make a difference in this world. We want to give you opportunities to use the gifts God has given you to glorify Him and impact those who are around you!

WHAT WE BELIEVE

We want to be transparent in our convictions and beliefs about the Bible. Please visit our What We Believe page to learn more.

OUR VALUES

Our values determine the culture we desire to cultivate and help us accomplish the mission of The River Church.


  • We want to know God and make him known.
  • Excellence is our standard.
  • We will be known for our Christ-like love.
  • We will work hard with joy, laugh, and enjoy the journey.
  • God's Church is bigger than any one person.
  • We will live out the virtue of grace everyday.
  • Generosity is our privilege.
  • Our ultimate desire is to please God.

MINISTRIES

I LOVE MY CITY

At The River Church, we are passionate about serving our community and bringing hope to people. If you would like to serve in this ministry, please contact us!

COMMUNITY GROUPS 

Community groups are a vital part of community life at The River Church. Please reach out to us, and we will connect you to the perfect group for you!

RIVER KIDS

There is so much fun to be had at River Kids! Each week, our children's leaders pour into the next generation - raising up world-changers who love God and His community of believers. Visit our River Kids page to learn more! 

LEADERSHIP

Michael Gerald


 

 

Michael is one of the founding pastors at The River Church. He and his awesome wife Katie became married in 2011, and together they have two amazing boys, Gideon and Judah.  

 

Church planting had been a dream of Michael's since high school, and although ministry took him to Belize, Mississippi, and Georgia, he finally became given the opportunity to move back to Texas and plant a life-giving church in his home town of Fort Worth in 2015!

 

Connect with Michael:

Mike@theriverdfw.com

Joel Libramento

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Connect with Joel:

Joel@theriverdfw.com