Jim Duran, Lead Pastor
cell: 805-302-7711
work: (805) 648-7955
Email: JDuran@TheRiverCommunity.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jim.duran.39
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jduran1013
 
Jim Duran was born and raised in Ventura and has a passion for this city.  Jim currently serves as the Lead Pastor of The River Community Church in Ventura, a ministry his team began in 2004.  Jim is also the Executive Director of The City Center Transitional Living.
 
In 2014, The Ventura Family YMCA presented Jim The Golden Triangle Award, one of its most prestige’s honors. In 2010, The California Assisted Living Association selected Jim as “Executive Director of the Year”.  He was honored with the 2010 “Hometown Hero” award for the city of Ventura, and in 2009, Jim was selected as Ventura’s Citizen of the year by the Ventura Chamber of Commerce. 
 
Jim serves on the Board for the Ventura Chamber of Commerce and the Ventura Family YMCA.  He is the Vice President of the Ventura Buccaneer youth football organization and serves on many other committees.  He is actively involved with the Homeless to Home collaboration, Ventura Social Service Task Force, Project Understanding and others.  in 2012, Jim earned a Masters of Arts in Theology from Channel Islands Bible College and Seminary.  Jim is an ordained minister with The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel.
 
Jim and Pam have been married for over 26 years and have six children, a daughter-in-law and a brand new grandchild. Jim’s passion is to serve the community and to be a blessing to his neighbors. 
Pastor Jim Duran
PO Box 3622
Ventura, CA 93006