We exist to help people experience, know & share the love of Jesus.
Jesus is at the center of everything we do at The River, and we simply want people to find Him and experience and share that love with the world.
Some things to know:
– We have two campuses with services on Sunday mornings
-There are kids ministries available for your family during the service
-The service contains singing, teaching, multi-media, humor, and prayer.
-We provide an outline for the message and scripture passages are shown on screens and included in the outline. Of course, you are always encouraged to bring your own Bible.
-Dress is casual
-We welcome everyone no matter if you have gone to church your whole life, given up on church or this is your first time in a church.
Where We Began:
Early in 2004, a handful of people met together in the living room of Dean & Leslie Ward’s home in New Kensington. We considered what it would be like to begin a new church in our community—a church dedicated to helping people on their journey back to God—a church that reaches out and runs deep. The River – Community Church was born and held its first service on Sunday, December 5th, 2004. 
What We Believe:
At The River, we hold to a historic, orthodox
our mission understanding of biblical Christianity. The Bible is the inspired, infallible Word of God, and the supreme and final authority on all matters upon which it teaches. There is only one God, creator of heaven and earth, who exists eternally as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe all people are created in God’s image and loved by God. We believe that we are all sinners, and that God gives salvation and eternal life to anyone
who trusts in Jesus Christ and in His sacrifice for our sins. Salvation cannot be earned through
personal goodness or human effort. It is a gift that must be received by humble repentance and faith in Christ and His finished work on the cross.