Extravagant praise and worship is foundational to our lives both corporately and individually.
We relentlessly pursue the presence of God in everything we do.
Generosity and thankfulness are two gateways for us to experience the promises of God in our lives and in our church.
Honor brings life; therefore we cultivate high levels of respect in all relationships and speak with respect, even if we are in disagreement.
Celebrating joyously in God’s promises and in His goodness (which includes laughing at the lies of the devil) is a secret to our strength.
We have a passion to help people know God intimately and for them to know that what God says about them is true. When our identity is in Christ, and we walk according to the truth of that identity, and in the fulness of the Holy Spirit, our life will align with that truth.
We have been invited to experience the invisible, heavenly realms and been given the authority of the Kingdom to release the realities of that realm here on earth.
There is only one true God who is the eternal King, Creator and Redeemer of all that is. He is perfectly holy, just, loving and truthful. He has revealed Himself to be eternally self- existent – one being in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
The Bible to be the inspired and only infallible and authoritative Word of God.
Humankind was created in the image of God to know and enjoy Him, yet we willfully rejected the Lordship and glory of God for which we were intended. Because of this, sickness, death and judgment entered the world and now creation experiences the effects and consequences of sin.
The Lord Jesus Christ, the one and only Son of God, was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin, Mary, and is God’s Anointed One, empowered by the Holy Spirit to inaugurate God’s Kingdom on earth. He was crucified for our sins, died, was buried, resurrected and ascended into heaven, and is now alive today, in the presence of God the Father and in His people. He is “true God” and “true man.”
We are saved by God’s grace, through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Anyone can be restored to fellowship with God through repenting, believing and receiving Jesus as their Savior and Lord. The Holy Spirit, convicts, regenerates, justifies, and adopts us as we enter the Kingdom of God as His sons and daughters.
In the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live holy and minister super-naturally. The baptism of the Holy Spirit according to Acts 1:4-8 and 2:4 is poured out on believers that they might have power to be witnesses.
The victorious redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides freedom from the power of the enemy – sin, lies, sickness and torment.
The Church consists of all who put their faith in Jesus Christ. He gave His church the ordinances of Baptism and Communion. The Church exists to carry on the ministry of Jesus Christ and further advance His kingdom by undoing the works of the enemy, preaching and living the good news of God’s love, disciple the nations, baptizing and teaching them to love and obey God.
In the ever increasing government of God and in the Blessed Hope, which is the glorious visible return of our Lord Jesus Christ for His overcoming bride – His church. Heaven and hell are real places. There will be a resurrection of the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting death.
Pastor Randy Speed
Dr. Randy Speed is the founder and senior pastor of River of Glory Which started on August 8, 1998. He and his wife Carol have lived in Collin County for over 40 years together, with a heart to see our communities look like the community of heaven.
He received his doctorate of theology from Jacksonville Theological Seminary. He was inducted into the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame, Action Magazine Martial Arts Hall of Honors, and Masters Hall of Fame. He is an 8th degree black belt in Hapkido/Hapkiyoosool, former military police (US Army), has various hobbies, and loves to change mindsets and empower people to believe what God says about them is true.
Pastor Carol Speed
Carol Speed is the senior co-pastor at River of Glory Church. She grew up in Plano and attended college at SFA, Richland, and UTD. She met the love of her life, Randy at college and married him on August 2, 1975. Carol had a life-changing encounter with God in the fall of ’72 at which time she had a strong call from the Lord to pastor.
This didn’t fit into her paradigm at the time, but she began ministering to young people from that point on. Years later, God impressed upon she and Randy individually that they were to start a church in Plano that would celebrate the glory and presence of Father, Son, and Spirit. River of Glory’s first service was on August 8, 1998, and has been touching lives and glorifying the Lord ever since. Her passion is empowering others to walk in the fullness of their destiny in Christ.
Heather Garcia is the director of the Streamers Nursery at River of Glory church. She married Robert in July of 2006. They have two children, their son, Elijah who was born in 2007 and their daughter, Katie who was in 2011. They also have three dogs, Bruce, Jett and Dixie. Heather graduated from New Mexico State University with a degree in Business.
She enjoys teaching the younger children about Jesus and seeing them experience his love for the first time! She also enjoys cycle classes, crafting and spending days with her family.
Robert Garcia is the Children´s Pastor at River of Glory Church. He married Heather in July of 2006. They have two children, Elijah and Katie. Robert served in the United States Army for six and a half years. Shortly after he had an encounter with Jesus that shaped the rest of his life. He realized his passion for bringing Jesus´love to the people he meets. He also loves all Texas sports and anything to do with the outdoors.
Pastor Josh Like
Josh Like is the co-youth pastor of Alive Student Ministries at River of Glory church. He and his wife Megan married in June of 2011 and currently reside in Plano with their dog Shelby. Josh graduated from Riverlife Bible School here at River of Glory in 2009, and was ordained as a pastor in February of 2014.
His passion is to see young people reach their full potential through personal relationship with Jesus Christ. He also enjoys motorcycles, UFC, and anything outdoors.
Megan Like is the Worship Pastor at River of Glory Church in Plano. She and her husband Josh have been married for five years and currently live in Plano with their dog Shelby. Megan attended and graduated Riverlife Bible School in 2008 and was ordained as a pastor in 2014. She is currently re-enrolled in College to further pursue her education in Psychology and Music.
Megan is passionate about creating atmospheres for people to encounter the living God and partnering with Him to change lives. She loves music, reading, spending time with friends and family.