Pastors and Team Members

Pastor Lisa Marie Tihen

I believe that the most important thing for each of us to understand is how much God loves us.  If we truly understand and receive God’s love for us, every fear will be rooted out of our lives.  Fear comes from feeling that we will not be taken care of in some area of our lives (emotionally, spiritually, or physically), so we must fight for ourselves.

The truth is that God has already fought for you, and He won the battle.  He sent Jesus Christ to suffer and die in order to let you know how very much He loves you.  Then Jesus descended into hell and defeated every enemy of God’s love.  Christ was resurrected into eternal victory so that each one of us could rest in the precious, limitless, unconditional love of God, in fellowship with Him forever! 

No matter what you have done or not done, God loves you!  Nothing you do or do not do will ever change that.  I hope you will join us at River City Church so that we can discover together the love of God for each of us – a love that never fails!  I invite you to discover God’s great love for you!

Ken Tihen

With God, all things are possible. ~Matthew 19:26

Worship Team


The joy of the Lord is your strength. ~Nehemiah 8:10


Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. ~Joshua 1:8-9

Anna Marie

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God. ~Matthew 5:9


Greater is He Who is in you than he who is in the world. ~1 John 4:4


You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast because they trust in You. ~Isaiah 26:3


Then He said to them all: “Whoever wants to be My disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow Me.” ~Luke 9:24

Youth & Children’s Ministry

Altered Youth

Altered by the Love of Christ

Youth Pastor April Meyer

At River City Church, it is our mission to equip our youth with the Word of God and to help them walk with the Holy Spirit in order to strengthen them in their walk with God.  We intend to help them discover how much God loves them and who they are in Christ.  We desire to help them become overcomers by faith in God in their personal lives and to then impact their friends, community, and the world for Christ.

Join us every Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m.

Assistant Youth Pastor Wesley Smith

Associate Youth Pastor Carolyn Panhorst

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer. ~Psalm 19:14

Associate Youth Pastor Sue Damrell

Trust is the Lord with all your heart; lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will set your paths straight. ~Proverbs 3:5-6

River City Champions

Children’s Pastor Patty Femmer

I BELIEVE John 14:6 – And Jesus said to him, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life:  No man comes to the Father but by Me.”

I BELIEVE the Way Jesus made on our behalf is found in Romans 10:9 which reads, “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved.”

I BELIEVE I John 5:4 – For whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world:  And this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith.

I BELIEVE the Word of God and the precious leading of the Holy Spirit always agree.  I believe that every believer, young and old, and everyone in-between who hears and does the Word of God will never fail.

For God is love (I John 4:8), and love never fails (II Corinthians 13:8).

Children’s service begins immediately after Sunday worship.

Share the Word and Prayer

Prayer Pastor Sharon Skaggs

This is what I, Sharon Skaggs, saw in the Spirit. 

I saw a prayer room at River City Church.  I saw its purpose and what the room should contain.  I saw a room with chairs, an altar, and a prayer basket to hold prayer requests.  A scripture was on the basket which read, “Let your requests be made known to God” (Philippians 4:6).  I saw a board on the wall with pictures of the people for whom we are praying, especially people with strongholds.  I saw a board on the wall for praise reports for our answered prayers.  Then, I saw something with which to play music.

The purpose for this room was to give everyone at River City Church an opportunity to become prayer warriors. We are to invite the community, friends, and relatives to come and pray with the praying believers from River City Church.  We are also to be there to pray for those who want to come, those who need prayer. We are not only to pray for people but for all needs.

The goal of the vision is to have prayer five days a week, eight hours a day with two people each hour, the latest hour being 7 p.m.  Zechariah 4:10 reads, “We do not despise the day of small beginnings.”

Habakkuk 2:2-3 declares, “Write the vision, and make it plain upon the tables, that he may run that readeth it.  For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but the end, it shall speak and not lie; though it tarry, wait for it; because it shall surely come.  It will not tarry.”

Join our prayer teams:

Thursday mornings at 10 a.m.

Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m.

Ministry of Helps

Lead Greeter Linda Kemp

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. ~John 14:27

Holy Grounds – Kay Nieves

He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. ~RevelatIon 21:4

Holy Grounds – Peggy Clarke

Captain Audio J.R. Jones

Media Outreach – Rich & Yvonne Sorensen

Yvonne – To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified. ~Isaiah 61:3

Landscaping/Grounds – Dave Femmer