Taking the compassion, power, and presence of God to our city and to the nations….
“Swarms of living creatures will live wherever the river flows. There will be large numbers of fish, because this water flows there and makes the salt water fresh; so where the river flows everything will live.”
Our City and the Nations
In Ezekiel 47 a river flows from under the door of the temple out into the land where it brings life to the trees along its shore. As our church is named River of Glory, we have named our missions and outreach ministries River Reach because God’s compassion, power, and presence flow from His church, bringing revival to our city and to the nations. With this in mind, everything we do our first and foremost desire is that the Father’s Kingdom would come and that His will would be done on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 5:9-10). We desire with all of our hearts to establish His rule and domain on the earth by displaying His compassion, His power, and His presence to those we come in contact with.
Below are global ministries that we help to support:
YESHUA ISRAEL–Jerusalem, Israel
Jim & Shani Ferguson
Jim and Shani have been ministering to Israelis together since 1998, and for the past 8 years, their hearts have been burning more and more to see Israelis come to the kingdom of God, established in local congregations, being discipled and mentored to be more like Yeshua, their Jewish Messiah, and to take this message to “Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Jim and Shani currently live in Jerusalem and are working to build the Kingdom in several multi-faceted ways including 24 hour worship and prayer, as well as planting congregations. They will be working closely with the youth in Jerusalem, who are experiencing the beginnings of revival not seen in Israel since the times of the early church.
GENTLE HANDS–Manilla, Philippines
Evan & Charity Graff
Evan and Charity are serving in the Philippines in children’s social ministries. They also direct the Gentle Hands ministry to the poorest class of society. Started in 1990 by Charity’s mother, Gentle Hands employs a staff of 15 and has frequent short-term missionaries that come from all over the world to lend a hand.
Through Jason’s Home, Gentle Hands exists to provide short-term care rehabilitation services, including basic education, nutrition and general health care to children in physical danger, those severely ill, malnourished, abandoned or in other crisis situations as a result of poverty, uncaring family environment and other related problems until such time as they can be re-united with their family, transferred to another care facility or placed in foster or adoptive homes.
Through the DAVID Boys Residential Program, Gentle hands provides rehabilitation and/or long-term care and education to marginalized children and youth, including those who are orphaned, abused, neglected, drug-users and out-of-school.
When these children come to Gentle Hands, they are introduced to the Lord and are discipled and trained to become effective leaders for the Kingdom of God.
Local and National Outreach
Our local outreach team schedules 3-4 major outreaches a year that seek to impact our community with the Kingdom of God. We do this through personal relationship, praying for the sick, preaching the Gospel, as well as meeting physical needs. We currently have a food bank on the campus of River of Glory that seeks to meet both the needs of those in the community as well as those in our church body.
We help to financially support these local and national ministries:
Bob C. Ross Ministries — Plano. TX.
Bob C. Ross
Bob C. Ross Ministries has a vision for the world and the future. It performs ‘hands on’ minstry work on three continents. The ministry focuses on teaching Christians about their Jewish background, bringing water purification to a thirsty world and taking the Gospel to Israel and the nations through various outreaches and missions trips.