A Letter from Pastors John & Debbie Lindell

Hello Friend,

We are so excited to be connecting with you! If you are searching for a church home, we invite you to come and be a part of all that is happening at James River Church. Whether you live near one of our four campuses or choose to join us online – we welcome you! It is our prayer as you connect with us today, that you will encounter God’s amazing grace, your faith will be strengthened, and you will find hope for whatever you are walking through.

And always remember, you were created to belong to a life-giving community of people who believe in you – and there is a place for you here.

Welcome home!

Pastors John & Debbie Lindell

Welcome Home to
Church Online!

Watch LIVE every Sunday at 9am, 10:45am, 12:30pm, and 7pm as well as every Wednesday at 7pm. Join us for life-giving worship, encouraging stories and testimonies, and a powerful message from Pastor John. You don’t want to miss it!

Welcome Home to Church Online!

Watch LIVE every Sunday at 9am, 10:45am, and 12:30pm as well as every Wednesday at 7pm. Join us for life-giving worship, encouraging stories and testimonies, and a powerful message from Pastor John. You don’t want to miss it!

Get Connected

We can’t wait to connect with you! For more information about James River Church and to get connected, click the link below!

Discover James River Church

Through this virtual meet-up, you will get to know others who are new to James River Church as well as learn about the history, vision, and mission of the church.

Seven Core Values

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Reach The Lost

God has us on this earth to see people meet Jesus. We strive to make the most of every opportunity to invite people to encounter God's grace.

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Expository Preaching

People are transformed by the living and enduring Word of God. We preach through the Bible verse by verse, book by book.

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Prayer & Worship

Connecting with God through prayer and worship is absolutely essential. Our prayer meeting is our most important service of the week and passionate praise is at the forefront of our gatherings.

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Discipleship

Every Christian should be growing in their walk with Jesus. We equip believers to become fully-devoted followers of Christ.

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Children & Youth

Raising up the next generation is a significant part of our calling. We are deeply committed to pouring into our children and youth.

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Involve People In Ministry

The church is strengthened when people get involved. We encourage every person in the church to find a place to use their gifts.

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Encourage People

The best is yet to come. We want to inspire people to trust God for big things.

What We Believe

The doctrine and beliefs of James River Church

We believe the Bible is God’s Word. It is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our everyday lives.

We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy. The Lord Jesus Christ is both God and man and is the only one who can reconcile us to God. Each time we partake of communion we remember Jesus lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life.

We believe sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives. In order to receive forgiveness we must repent of our sins, believe in Jesus Christ and submit to His will for our lives. God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and powerful lives in order to help others more effectively. In order to live the holy, fruitful, and power-filled lives God intends for us, we need to be baptized in water, set our mind on Him and His purpose, and be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit.

We believe God has individually equipped us and corporately gathered us as His living body so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives, which is to worship God, strengthen the Church, and share the Gospel with the community in which we live.

We believe the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised and will rule and reign on this earth. History will conclude as the wicked are judged and the righteous enter a new heaven and a new earth.

Connect Centers

Located at all James River Church campuses, our Connect Centers are the place where you can grab a free cup of coffee, ask questions and get a tour of the campus. We would love to get to know you there. Just look for the blue tents as you come on campus and one of our friendly hosts would love to make you feel at home.

New People Party

We always look forward to the New People Party! It’s a chance for those new to the church to meet the pastors and staff as well as hear about the heart of our church. RSVP for the next New People Party today!

Our Beliefs for the Church

We believe the church is a family. We love welcoming people home and inviting them to become part of the family. Our passion is to show people Jesus’ love as they experience His power at work in the church, because we know that there is no limit to what God can do!

Early Childhood

Children, ages 3 months to preschool, are welcomed at Zooper Church. An engaging and fun experience where toddlers learn how much God loves them, what a special creation they are, and how Jesus wants to be their best friend forever.

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Elementary

Kids, grades Kindergarten through 5th grade, experience God in a way they will never forget through exciting series they won’t want to miss. It is our goal for every kid to realize that Jesus loves them and has an incredible plan for their lives.

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Jr High & High School

Students in grades 6-12 have a place all to themselves at James River Youth. It’s a place devoted to teenagers encountering God, making friends, growing together and making a difference.

Parent Rooms

We offer parent rooms and nursing rooms with play areas for the kids along with TV monitors of the service so you don't miss what's happening. If your child is with you in service and is becoming too active or fussy - for the courtesy of those seated around you - we kindly ask that you take advantage of these options.

James River Church Service Times

Service Times

Sunday Mornings

Service times are the same at all campuses unless listed otherwise.

Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting

Service times are the same at all campuses.

  • 7:00pm

Online Campus

If you can’t join us at one of our physical locations, people are tuning in every week from all over the world through our online campus. We offer several options to engage with James River Church online:

  • Jamesriver.tv
  • Livestreaming Sunday & Wednesday services as well as a rebroadcast of the Sunday sermon throughout the week

  • James River Church YouTube Channel
  • Livestreaming of the Sunday and Wednesday service as well as a full archive of all James River Church sermons, promotions, and video content

  • James River Church Facebook Page
  • Livestreaming of the Sunday and Wednesday service and be sure to follow the Facebook page to stay up to date on all the latest updates, events, and announcements from James River Church. You can join the James River Church Community group to get connected with James River family from all over the globe!

Children & Youth Programs

Available during all services, ages 3 months – Grade 12

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