Understanding Christ identity.


“To live out of control, under authority and love people to life”
“To encourage people to dream God sized dreams, equip them with the understanding of their identity in Christ and send them out filled with Holy Spirit power to reach others.”


The River’s overarching purpose is not to be confined to the four walls of a building, but to be a church to the community and a place where people from all walks of life can come and experience the wonder and fulfillment of knowing God personally through His Son, Jesus Christ. We are a training depot for world changers to learn, heal, love and grow, then share with the world their relationship with Christ.


The River Church is located just outside of Williamsburg in Toano Va. The River was founded in 2012 by Pastor Ron Vaught, following a “passing of the baton” of Heritage Church by his spiritual mentor and dearest friend, the late Pastor Bob Atkins.   Pastor Ron started the church with a heart to love people into a relationship with Christ and prepare them for life filled with victory and joy as they spread the good news of Jesus. His heart is that people not just come to church, but to be the church everyday…everywhere!