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The Bible

The Holy Bible, and only the Bible, is the authoritative Word of God. It alone is the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths. In its original writing, it is inspired, infallible and inerrant.

2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; Romans 16:25-26


There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three are coequal and co-eternal.

I John 5:7; Genesis 1:26; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6; Hebrews 3:7-11


Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. On earth, Jesus was 100% God and 100% man. He is the only man ever to have lived a sinless life. He was born of a virgin, performed miracles, died on the cross for mankind and thus, atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood. He rose from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power and glory.

John 1:1,14, 20:28; I Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians 2:5-6; I Timothy 2:5


Man was created good and upright, but by voluntary transgression he fell; his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

Gen. 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21

Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is manifested through a variety of spiritual gifts to build and sanctify the church, demonstrate the validity of the resurrection, and confirm the power of the Gospel. The Bible lists of these gifts are not necessarily exhaustive, and the gifts may occur in various combinations. All believers are commanded to earnestly desire the manifestation of the gifts in their lives. These gifts always operate in harmony with the Scriptures and should never be used in violation of Biblical parameters.

Hebrews 2:4; Romans 1:11, 12 :4-8; Ephesians 4:16; 1 Timothy 4:14; 2 Timothy 1:6-7; I Corinthians 12:1-31, 14:1-40; I Peter 4:10


The church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of Jesus’ Great Commission. Every person who is born of the Spirit is an integral part of the church as a member of the body of believers. There is a spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23; John 17:11, 20-23


Following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the new convert is commanded by the Word of God to be baptized in water in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:12, 36-38; 10:47-48


We are a Bible-based community of believers committed to exalting Jesus and advancing His Kingdom throughout the earth. We get that purpose from the word of God in Philippians 2:9-11 where it’s written “God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave Him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth. . .” We desire that everyone would come to live in the power of God’s grace as their life is transformed through a relationship with Christ. We are all about God and people.

Our Values

Worship We value worship. We gather together as one Body to celebrate the love of God and to exalt His name through dynamic praise and worship.
Instruction We value discipleship. Our goal is to equip believers for the work of the ministry.
Fellowship We value relationships. We meet in small groups to encourage one another in our faith toward God.
EVANGELISM We value the Gospel. It is our mission to share the good news of Christ with people around us and people around the world.
Lead pastor


Keith has been lead pastor at The River since it launched December 28, 1997. He leads The River with fresh vision and passion to see our city won for Jesus and experiencing His resurrection life. He believes God is working through The River to bring restoration to the Church in preparation for the return of Christ. Keith is married to Amy and they have three wonderful children: Cara, Tyler and Christen.


Carl Medley

Carl serves as our Discipleship Pastor. He and his wife, Linda Medley have been serving at The River since 1999. Formerly, Carl served as Arkansas state manager for Promise Keepers. His heart’s desire is for people to receive and embrace their true identity in Christ as they grow in knowledge and relationship with him. Carl and Linda have been married 27 years and have three wonderful children: Kayla, Halle, and Simon.


Jarred Moss

Jarred calls The River home. He came as a teenager and was radically saved during high school. Directly after graduation, he went to the 220i Internship at Bethany Church. After returning, he began working with The River. Jarred and his wife Evelyn oversee the student ministry at The River and seek to lead students into a vibrant, real, and fruitful relationship with Christ. They are parents to one beautiful toddler named Addi-Drew.


Mary Myers

Mary Myers was one of the original 120 members of The River. Her passion is to disciple women who have walked through tragedy. She serves as the church’s administrative assistant and is happy to serve however she can.

Sunday Services & Location

SUNDAY - 10:00AM


389 CW ROAD | Judsonia, AR

HWY 67/167 | EXIT 48

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