Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to awaken the heart of every person to the love of Jesus and equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.  Let me introduce you to our leadership.

 

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Pastor Mark, Lead Pastor

As the Lead Pastor, Pastor Mark has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture, establishing the vision and direction of the church, and equipping the body of believers for service. He has served ROL Church since February of 2014. Previously he served as an Executive Pastor and Youth Pastor in 14 years of full-time ministry.  He and his wife Cindy have three children. Mark has ministered in many countries and currently is an Ordained Bishop in the Church of God and a member of the Church of God church planting board. Mark has his B.S. in Psychology and his Masters of Theological Studies from Liberty University Seminary.  He loves to fish, hunt, play guitar, and just play. One of Pastor Mark’s favorite quotes states; “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.”
 
 
 
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       Cindy Miller, Family Ministry Director
 Cindy is many times found behind the scenes in ministry functioning in many different organizational roles.  Her importance to the ministry is vital to the success of River of Life and to Pastor Mark.  She is very passionate about outreach oriented ministries and is especially focused on helping kids.  Additionally, Cindy has a creative side which can be seen in the production of the weekly bulletin and in the writing of children’s lesson’s.  She is currently overseeing the 2-5 year old class on Sunday mornings.  On top of being a full-time mom with three children she also enjoys reading books, photography, and going out with friends and family.   
 
 
 
Rev. Lionel “Pete” Matias, Associate Pastor/Elder
 Pete is our Associate Pastor and part of our elder team and is currently an Ordained Minister within the Church of God.  He has a heart for chaplaincy, and is currently serving as our Pastor of Spanish Ministries.   Pete and his wife Mary have two adult children.  His wife Mary is the Director and coordinator of L.I.F.E Groups.  Pete is retired from the armed services but actively seeking to be fully involved in God’s service as he is led to minister in these challenging times.  He brings great wisdom to our team.
 
 
 
 
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Leonard Hoover, Elder
Leonard joined the church in of God in 1963 and came to be a part of the River of Life family in 2002.  He and his wife Lillian have been married for, 50 years and have three sons, one daughter, and ten grandchildren.  Leonard’s desire is to see the church grow and move forward to see souls saved.  Leonard has never officially retired and continues to work operating his own trucking business.
 
 
 
 
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Mark McIntosh, Elder
 Mark is part of our elder team who has both technical, musical, and teaching abilities.  He is our “Jack of all Trades” here at River of Life.  Mark has been a part of the River of Life family for 10 years and has served as an elder for many of those years.  He is deeply devoted to his wife Lashon and is an intregal part of supporting her music ministry.  He loves to play the drums on Sunday mornings among doing many other duties. 
 
 
 
 
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  Lashon McIntosh, Worship Leader
Lashon is the Worship Pastor at River of Life whose primary passion is to lead our community into the presence of God on a weekly basis. She is currently holds her pastoral credentials as an Exhorter and Worship ministry pastor.  Lashon has been part of the River of Life family since 2001 and is married to Mark.   Mark and Lashon have one child who is already beginning to display the same passion for worship.  On top of leading worship, Lashon is also a gifted children’s teacher and has working in our youth ministries.  
 
 
 
 
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Jean McCurdy, Church Clerk
Jean has been a member of River of Life all of her life.  She comes from a large family of 8 brothers and sisters.  She has been married to her husband Ronald for over 45 years and have four children and their grandson.  Jean has served in the role of church clerk faithfully balancing the church accounts and performing other office duties.  Additionally, Jean oversees our Wednesday night Oasis program and enjoys working with the children of the church.  
 
 
 
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