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Michael Ennis, Sr. – Senior Pastor / Karen Ennis – Admin. Assistant

Pastor Mike and his wife, Karen, came to The River in October 2010 from Roanoke, VA where they enjoyed ministry for 12 years. Pastor Mike’s passion is to see people come into a right relationship with Jesus Christ. He lives out The River Mission, “to glorify God by making more disciples for Jesus Christ”, in his life and ministry by sharing the message of salvation through Jesus Christ in word and deed. He has 44 years of ministry experience in several churches and at Southern Wesleyan University.

Karen is the Office Secretary and brings a pleasant voice and presence to those calling and visiting. She has the special gift of communication and is equally a great listener. Her love of people and desire to see lives changed drive her to do whatever she can, wherever she can, however she can to reach her world for Christ.

Pastor Dave is an ordained Wesleyan minister, who studied at Spring Arbor University. While there, he earned his BA in Contemporary Ministries. He also has many years of experience as Youth Pastor and Worship Leader. Each Sunday, Pastor Dave and the Worship Team lead us into the presence of God though music. Dave and his very talented wife, Jennifer, have 3 children, Matt, Ryan, and Jessica.

Dave Zimmerman – Assistant Pastor, Worship Leader

Bryan Sells – Assistant Pastor, Family Ministries, Creative Design

Pastor Bryan Sells is an ordained minister in the Wesleyan Church. He is a graduate of Liberty University. He comes to us with experience in large churches as Youth Pastor, Creative Arts Pastor and Executive Pastor over the past 14 years. Bryan will be over Youth and Family Ministries and Creative Ministries. He also has a degree in Graphic Design and will be helping update The River materials and the design in the building. Bryan and his wife, Heather, are the parents of an eleven-year-old daughter, Lilly. The Sells family brings excitement and new energy to The River.


TJ & Megan have attended The River with their two children, Nathan and Nora, since 2009. God has called them to use their gifts at The River and set a firm belief within them that The River is where they are meant to live out the mission of “glorifying God by making more disciples for Jesus Christ”. Both have shown leadership skills that make them a valuable part of the Leadership Team at The River.

TJ currently leads Adopt-A-Block, feeding the hungry, each month from The River. T.J has a heart for helping those in need.

Megan serves as Children’s Ministry Leader. She has shown a desire to lead and a love for children. Her amazing organizational skills are evident in the Children’s Ministry.

T.J. Bunting – Adopt-A-Block Leader / Megan Bunting – Children’s Ministry Leader

Ron Smith – Wellsprings of Freedom Director

As Director of Wellsprings of Freedom, Ron schedules freedom sessions and organizes the teams in the ministry. Ron also leads the Physical Healing Team.

As Director of Operations, Ted is entrusted with the responsibility of managing the business aspect of The River Church, including, overseeing the annual budget process, managing the day-to-day expenses of Ministry, leading The Board of Trustees, and organizing the use and care of the facility.

Ted Kopey - Operations Director