John Lindell

John Lindell, pastor, speaker, and author of Soul Set Free, and New Normal, is known for his powerful and dynamic verse-by-verse teaching of God’s Word. For over thirty-one years, John and his wife, Debbie, have served together as the Lead Pastors of James River Church, a faith-filled, multisite church with six campuses reaching the world with the gospel. John and Debbie have two married sons, David and Brandon; a daughter, Savannah; and eight grandchildren.

Debbie Lindell

Debbie Lindell is the author of She Believes and She Prays. She and her husband, John, serve as lead pastors of James River Church in Springfield, Missouri.

In 2003, Debbie launched the Designed for Life Women’s Conference, which today draws over ten thousand women annually from across the nation and around the world. This flourishing sisterhood reflects the passion of her heart—encompassing women from all walks of life who celebrate one another through a life-giving and authentic connection.

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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!