Why do we call ourselves
The River Community?

We believe that churches should flow like a river and not sit motionless like a lake.  People who step into a lake generally exit from the same place they entered.  But when a person enters a river they will always exit from a different place, which means that they have experienced movement by the current.  Our goal is to move people further along their spiritual journey than when they first entered The River.

Sunday Gatherings


First Service

9:00 am

Second Service

11:00 am

We gather at:

889 E. Santa Clara Street
Ventura, CA   93001
t. (805) 648-7955

Special Events

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Swoop Brown Leads Worship at The River

9:00 am – 11:00 am

  With a fresh anointing and a true heart for God, Swoop Brown is an ... Read More

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Eve Candle Light Service

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Christmas Eve Service   After you light the tree and hang the stockings, join us ... Read More

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Watch Night Service

Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 9:00 pm – Wednesday, January 1, 2020, 12:00 am

BRINGING IN 2020 The Pastoral staff cordially invites any and all to our annual New ... Read More

Ongoing Events

The Watering Hole (Men's Journaling)

Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 6:30 am – 7:30 am

The Current - Youth Gathering

Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm