Letter from John & Debbie

Welcome to the Future! Because we know who holds the future we can always look forward to what God has in store for us.

Almost one year ago we launched the JRC Joplin Campus in a rented facility. Each weekend over 700 people attend the Sunday services. Recently, a building was purchased and plans are underway to make it a permanent home for the JRC Joplin Campus.

It’s hard to believe it was nearly 20 years ago that we moved into the JRC South Campus. Since that time, the church has grown exponentially. As we prepare for this next season of ministry the South Campus is in need of significant updates that will help us to continue to minister to the people God is sending to us.

The purpose of this page is to provide you with the information on the plans for the renovation and updates that will be done. We pray you will join us on this journey of faith and vision.


Welcome Home to James River Church

Mark & Marilyn Paur's Story

A Testimony of God's Faithfulness

Joplin Campus

The Joplin Campus has been meeting in the Victory-Ministry & Sports Complex, but a permanent location is needed. We have purchased a former Price Cutter and are excited to begin transforming this space into a new home for the Joplin Campus.

South Campus

The South Campus opened its doors nearly 20 years ago. Since then, the campus has experienced incredible growth. As we continue to reach young families and the next generation, the South Campus is in need of significant updating to provide for the ministry and the people God continues to bring!

West Campus

The West Campus is 10 years old and in need of some auditorium updates.

North Campus

In 2016 we launched the North Campus. At that time, the building was extensively remodeled and is a beautiful building that helps us minister to people in Springfield's north side.

The Joplin Campus Remodel

The construction will include 50,052 square feet of renovated space for an auditorium, atrium, classrooms, worship venues for James River Kids and James River Youth, and offices. There will also be room for future growth with an additional 24,565 square feet of unrenovated space, bringing the total building area of the Joplin Campus to 74,617 square feet. Convenient parking with 450 spaces will surround the new facility.

The South Campus Remodel

The renovation of the South Campus will include 128,840 square feet of renovated space in the atrium, meeting rooms, common areas, and offices. In addition, the south commons area will be remodeled to house the James River College students and staff.

Building The Future

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Welcome to the Future

Join us as we hear exciting details about what God has planned for the future of James River Church. Our prayer is that this message would speak to your heart and build your faith as you expectantly await new seasons in your life and in the church!

My Commitment To Welcome To The Future

  • Between now and September 2021, I intend to give the amount listed below to the building fund. I understand that this gift is over and above the Lord's tithe and my regular offerings.