Come to
The River
“…and everything will live wherever the river flows.”
-Ezekiel 47:9 

Welcome To River of Life

Through the study of God’s Word, worship, and the experience of our faith, we provide an opportunity for others to join us as we grow in Christ.
Welcome new visitors to The River. Our mission is to glorify God through a proper response to the Lordship of Jesus Christ; to express that response through wholehearted obedience to the scriptures, powerful worship, exuberant praise, and faithful service.
Allen King
Lead Pastor
Regina King
Worship Pastor
Michael Ward 
Christian Education
Heather Ward 
Minister of Assimilation
Emily Chester
Media Coordinator
Jeff and Kim Turner
Children’s Pastors

To Be As A Church  Without Walls. 

Our vision at River of Life is for the Lord to build here a church that will reach the lost, the lonely, and the left out. It is our belief that Christ came to give His abundant life to all people. It is our prayer that we would be as a church without walls.

Fulfilling the challenges of Christ to “share His love” with others is our greatest desire. Sharing in spiritual growth and caring for those who are in need provides our church family a sense of meaning and purpose.

We want to epitomize Isaiah 58:12 by raising up the foundations of many generations and being repairers of the breach, the restorers of paths to dwell in.

Our doors are open to people of all backgrounds. Regardless of your need, we stand with open arms to assist you in finding answers to your problems. Through the study of God’s Word, worship, and the experience of our faith, we provide an opportunity for others to join us as we grow in Christ.

Reaching and helping others is an opportunity to make our homes, communities, and the world a better place to live, work, and raise our children.



Flow in The River. Get Connected!

Explore our many life groups and ministries today. Each of our programs are developed to connect you to others in the church and community with similar interests. Check them out today!
Jethro’s Christian Teen Lounge
Frontline Student Ministries
NAME Center
NAME Center 
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Band of Brothers Men’s Fellowship
Life Groups 
GUM Factory
Children’s Church

Worship The Lord In Giving

We give as an act of worship. We ask big, pray big, and expect big things to come out of a people that lives and operates in Kingdom mentality. Jesus is King over our finances and places us as stewards over His income. We give back to launch new Kingdom opportunities for the Gospel to reach to ends of the earth. 


Sunday Worship & Teaching


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Church is not a building. We extend God’s love beyond the four walls to our community and online through all our social media channels. View our new worship videos, teaching and more. Connect and interact in discussion groups. 
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Visit The River This Week


River of Life 

935 Main Street W
Valdese, NC 28690
Phone: (828) 879-9313
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River of Life is a body of believers located in Valdese, North Carolina. We have committed ourselves to worship uninhibitedly, to witness unashamedly, to give unselfishly, and to love unreservedly.