Our Mission

Our mission is defined by Jesus in the great commission that focuses on the belief system Christ taught, and the great commandment, which focuses on the behavior system that Christ modeled.


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Our Beliefs

The structure and beliefs of RiverLife Church provide the framework to accomplish the vision. They are based on Scriptural integrity and spiritual accountablility. RiverLife Church is part of the Church of God (Cleveland, TN).

In the verbal inspiration of the Bible
In one God eternally existing in three persons; namely, the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost
That Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived of the Holy Ghost, and born of the Virgin Mary. That Jesus was crucified, buried, and raised from the dead. That He ascended to heaven and is today at the right hand of the Father as the Intercessor.
Holiness to be God’s standard of living for His people.
In speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance and that it is the initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost.
Divine healing is provided for all in the atonement.
In the pre-millennial second coming of Jesus. First, to resurrect the righteous dead and to catch away the living saints to Him in the air. Second, to reign on the earth a thousand years.

That all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and that repentance is commanded of God for all and necessary for forgiveness of sins.
That justification, regeneration, and the new birth are wrought by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ.
In sanctification subsequent to the new birth, through faith in the blood of Christ; through the Word, and by the Holy Ghost.
In the baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to a clean heart.
In water baptism by immersion, and all who repent should be baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
In the Lord’s Supper and washing of the saints’ feet.
In the bodily resurrection; eternal life for the righteous, and eternal punishment for the wicked.


Leadership Team

Our team of Pastors and leaders serve the church through inspired vision and direction to equip the members of RiverLife to fulfill the work of the ministry. (Ephesians 4:11-12)

Jerry & Stephanie
Lead Pastors



Ray & Jeannette Kennedy
Youth & Children’s Ministries



Jason & Melinda Jeter
Worship/Media & Children’s Ministries


Barry & Beth Durham
Associate Pastors



Just as every family has their unique history, built on the accumulation of generational stories, so does a church. So we want to briefly share our story with you.

Want to worship with us?

As a vibrant, growing church in the Bradenton/Sarasota area, we recognize that our congregational story is not complete. We believe the best chapters of the RiverLife Story are yet to be written. This is where you come in. We are always looking to connect with new people who will join us as we serve Jesus Christ and share His message with our community and the world.