Our Staff
 
LEAD PASTORS
Greg and Bonnie Temke

Pastor Greg, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, was raised German Catholic,  and met Jesus during his senior year of high school. His wife, Bonnie, grew up in church in the small town of Brinkley, Arkansas. Pastor Greg’s ministry style is relational and his preaching style is a teaching-preaching style where altar calls are given to allow the Holy Spirit the opportunity to move in people’s lives. Bonnie is a compassionate friend that enjoys praying for and encouraging the ladies at River of Life. The Temkes have been married for 37 years and have two incredible children Landon and Lindsie, and three grandsons, Aiden, Conway & Roam.

 
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EXECUTIVE PASTORS
Ben and Tabi Kirk
Pastor Ben Kirk a native of Troy, TN has served with his wife in ministry for over 25 years. He married the love of his life, Tabi, in 1996 and both have faithfully served in church ministry since. They teach everyone to live a Lifestyle of Worship and believe, Upward in Worship , Inward in Commitment , and Outward in Evangelism. Worship Ministry should be united where everyone stands together to uplift the name of Jesus. Tabi is involved in the church ministry but also works as a Real Estate Appraiser in TN. She is also a graduate of Lee University with her Masters of Business Administration. Currently Ben and Tabi, along with their three children, reside in Drummonds, TN.
 
ASSOCIATE PASTOR – RIVER KIDS
Courtney Stafford
Pastor Courtney, a native of Munford, TN, has served in children’s ministry for over 20 years. She married Robert Stafford in 2000 and they have 3 children. Courtney is currently working on getting her pastoral license and she believes that each child is called by God to do great
things for His kingdom. She partners with parents each week to ensure that each child takes a step toward their faith.
 
 
ASSOCIATE PASTORS- RIVER YOUTH
Gunnar and Sydney Franks
Pastor Gunnar, a native of Hendersonville, TN, was an atheist before an encounter with God when he was 17. He met and started dating the love of his life, Sydney in the 7th grade. Gunnar received his Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from SUM Bible College. His wife Sydney holds a Masters degree in Exceptional Student Education. Gunnar and Sydney believe strongly that God has something special in store for the next Generation. They want to see Revival as a lifestyle everywhere they go.
 
 
                    
ASSOCIATE PASTORS -YOUNG ADULTS
Justin & Ashley Kelley
Pastors Justin and Ashley Kelley currently reside in Atoka and have called Tipton county home for almost 20 years. They have 2 amazing children, Jackson 18 and Jenna 15. Justin and Ashley both have their Bachelors in Biblical Studies, and have a hunger and passion to ignite a love for Holy Spirit that leads to a revival for generations.
 
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ASSOCIATE PASTORS
MISSIONS & OUTREACHAmilcar & Grisel De La Rosa
Originally from Belize, a Central American, Griselda and Pastor Amilcar met in 1991 at at the Bible college in Belize. They got married a year later in 1992. In 1993 they began to pastor a church with the leading of the Holy Spirit. That church grew to a ministry of many churches throughout the country of Belize and beyond. They have 3 kids who all currently serve in church ministry in the USA. With Gods help they have been pastoring and leading many teams in Belize and outside of Belize to the nations!
Currently they are serving as Mission and Outreach Pastors. Their mission is to serve and build God’s kingdom on the earth and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 
 
Their favorite scripture is:
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
 
 
 
FINANCE DIRECTOR
Jennifer Poston