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our church

We are a multi-cultural and multi-generational church committed to reaching our communities. We exist to help you and your family grow closer to your God-given purpose. 

plan a visit

We know meeting someone for the first time can be intimidating, and going to a new church for the first time can be nerve-racking. We want to help make your first experience at The River Church a great one!

build my river

We believe that together we can accomplish and build the vision of The River through everyone doing their own part to contribute to giving above and beyond their tithe and offering.

watch live

Can't make it this Sunday or would like to share one of our services with a friend? Click below to watch our service live.

The river church giving

Giving helps fulfill the mission to propagate the gospel not only in our community, but around the world. We've made giving easy! This safe and flexible option is the easiest way to give at

The River Church! This method allows you to charge to either your debit card, credit card, or your bank account. Click below to give online. 

Josh PAyne

Lead PAstor

Joshua Payne serves as Lead Pastor of The River Church. Before serving as Lead Pastor, he invested several years of ministry into seeing the vision of The River Church expand, from serving in the roles as Student and Assistant Pastors. He attended Jackson College of Ministries for a brief period and currently holds his ordination with the UPCI. He and his wife, Tiffany, are blessed with two children, Londyn and Brantly, and they live in Albany, Louisiana. 

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Sunday Devotional

Since the church is still out of power and has postponed our church services until further notice, a devotional with Pastor has been posted below. Please tune in and allow the Word of God to encourage you! We miss you River Family and can't wait until we can gather again for services.