John Lindell

For the past 27 years, John and Debbie Lindell have served together as Lead Pastors of James River Church, a dynamic, life-filled, multi-site church located in the greater Springfield, MO area and in Joplin that has grown to over 16,000 people in weekly attendance. John and Debbie have 2 married sons, David and Brandon, a daughter, Savannah and 8 grandchildren.

Debbie Lindell

Debbie Lindell is known for her contagious joy and passionate love for God and His Church. As a down-to-earth speaker and the author of She Believes, she loves teaching and encouraging women to believe what God’s Word says about who they were designed and created to be. In 2004, Debbie founded the Designed for Life Women’s Conference and the Designed Sisterhood, a movement that is impacting thousands of women of all ages and walks of life – inspiring them to personally believe God and welcome them to be a part of a sisterhood revolution that is changing the world!

Church & Family

Under the leadership of John and Debbie, James River Church has grown from a small group meeting in a store front into a large, thriving church in the Springfield area. With a boldness and vision for the local church, they continue to build the Kingdom of God to see His people live fully. At home, their family continues to grow. John and Debbie do ministry alongside their two married sons, David and Brandon, and daughter, Savannah. They cherish the special moments of spending time with each of their eight grandchildren.

Join Us This Weekend!

Pastor John and Debbie’s heart is that you would feel welcomed home when you visit us. You’re going to experience friendly people and the love of Christ when you come to James River Church and we absolutely can’t wait to meet you!