Howard & Joanne Jones have been the lead pastors at The River since 1987. They are passionate about people embracing all that Jesus did on the cross for us!
Pastor Jones became a Christian at the age of 19. He has an urgency to reach people with the knowledge of Jesus. Three close encounters with death have given him an awareness that time is short and to do all he can do for the gospel of Jesus Christ. His testimony is incredible; from being shot at and stranded in a third world country to a diagnosis and healing from cancer. The Jones family knows the faithfulness of God and teach this truth at The River!
Joanne Jones is a visionary for the youth of our area. She is the director of the Damascus Road House Youth Center and the pastor of P.U.L.S.E. youth group. She oversees the River Bible College and the RUTH widow ministry.
Pastor Howard & Joanne Jones have been pastoring the River for over 30 years. The church was founded in 1948 and has outgrown two buildings. You will find the The River Church (formerly known as Trinity Gospel Tabernacle) has a desire to live out loud and share the love and saving/healing/delivering power of Jesus Christ in this region.