The River Church

860 Plymouth Dr, Durango, Colorado

(last updated on the 23rd of August, 2017)

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Location of Worship

860 Plymouth Dr Durango Colorado 81301-4755 Jump to map

Service Times

Service Times

Main Service

Sunday 9:30AM

High School Youth Group

Tuesday 7PM

Middle School Youth Group

Wednesday 6PM

Contact Info

Call Pastor: 970.247.7777 Call Office: Send Fax: Email Mark Palmer Visit Website
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About The River Church

  • What We Believe


    Partnering with people to reach their original design, as they connect with God, become like Christ and influence their world.


    The River Church is part of the Foursquare Denomination.


    We value what we believe because it defines how we know God and how we live in relationship together. Below is the list of essential beliefs at TRC!

    The Holy Scriptures

    We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God: true, immutable, steadfast, and unchangeable (2 Timothy 3:16, 17).

    The Eternal Godhead

    We believe that God is triune: Father, Son and Holy Spirit; the Three are coexistent, coeternal, and equal in divine perfection (1 John 5:7).

    The Fall of Man

    We believe that man, created in the image of God, by voluntary disobedience fell into the depths of sin and iniquity, bequeathing sin’s nature and consequences to all mankind, with their accompanying loss of intended meaning and purpose (Genesis 1:27; Romans 5:12).

    The Plan of Redemption

    We believe that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us, took our place, and with His life’s blood purchased the pardon for all who believe in Him (John 3:16; Titus 2:14).

    Salvation Through Grace

    We believe that salvation is wholly through grace; that no human righteousness or merit can contribute to our receiving God’s love and favor (Ephesians 2:8).

    Repentance and Acceptance

    We believe that, upon sincere repentance and a whole-hearted acceptance of Christ, we are justified before God through Jesus’ sacrificial death (Romans 10:6-10; 1 John 1:9).

    The New Birth

    We believe that the change that takes place in people at conversion is a very real one; that having received righteousness in Christ and having received of His Spirit, people will have new desires, interests, and pursuits in life (2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20).

    Daily Christian Life

    We believe that it is the will of God that those who have been born again grow in sanctification, become partakers of His holiness, and daily grow stronger in the faith, power, prayer, love, and service (2 Corinthians 7:1).

    Water Baptism and the Lord’s Supper

    We believe that being baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is an essential response to Jesus’ command, testifying to His lordship as Christ and King (Romans 6:4). We believe in observing the Lord’s Supper, receiving the broken bread and the fruit of the vine with joy and faith as we partake anew of the life and triumph of Christ’s Cross (1 Corinthians 11:24-26)

    Baptism in the Holy Spirit

    We believe that the baptism in the Holy Spirit empowers believers to exalt Jesus, to live lives of holiness, and to be witnesses of God’s saving grace; we expect the Spirit’s incoming to be after the same manner as that in which He came upon believers in the days of the Early Church (Acts 1: 5, 8; 2:4).

    The Spirit-Filled Life

    We believe that it is the will of God that believers walk in the Spirit moment by moment, serving the Lord and living lives of patience, love, truth, sincerity, and prayer (Ephesians 4:30-32; Galatians 5:16, 25).

    The Gifts and Fruit of the Spirit

    We believe that the Holy Spirit bestows enabling ministry gifts upon believers, and that these gifts will build up the Body of Christ through edification and evangelism(1 Corinthians 12:1-11); as evidence of a Spirit-filled life, believers should show spiritual “fruit”: love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance (Galatians 5:22-25).


    We believe a Christians’ moderation should be obvious to others and that relationship with Jesus should never lead people into extremes of fanaticism; their lives should model that of Christ in uprightness, balance, humility, and self-sacrifice (Colossians 3:12, 13; Philippians 4:5).

    Divine Healing

    We believe that divine healing is the power of Jesus Christ to heal the sick in answer to the prayer of faith; He, who does not change, is still willing and able to heal the body, as well as the soul and spirit in answer to faith (Mark 16: 17, 18; James 5:14-16).

    The Second Coming of Christ

    We believe that the second coming of Christ is personal and imminent; the certainty of His coming and the fact that no man knows the hour of His coming prompt our evangelistic efforts; that the Lord Himself will descend from Heaven, the dead in Christ shall rise, and the redeemed will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air (Matthew 24:36, 42, 44; 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17).

    Church Relationship

    We believe that it is our sacred duty to identify ourselves with a congregation of believers with whom we can worship God, observe the ordinances of Christ, exhort and support one another, labor for the salvation of others, and work together to advance the Lord’s Kingdom (Acts 16:5; Hebrews 10:24).

    Civil Government

    We believe that civil government is by divine appointment and that civil laws should be upheld at all times except in things opposed to the will of God (Acts 4: 18-20; Romans 13:1-5).


    We believe that all shall stand before the judgment seat of Christ: the redeemed to be delivered unto everlasting life, and the unrepentant unto everlasting punishment (Revelation 20:11, 12; 2 Corinthians 5:10).


    We believe that heaven is the glorious habitation of the living God and the eternal home of born-again believers (John 14:2; Revelation 7:15-17).


    We believe that hell is a place of darkness, deepest sorrow, and unquenchable fire, which was not prepared for man but for the devil and his angels; yet it will become the place of eternal separation from God for all who reject Christ as Savior (Matthew 13: 41, 42; Revelation 20:10, 15).


    We believe that soul winning is the “one big business” of the Church on earth, and that every hindrance to worldwide evangelism should be removed (James 5:20; Mark 16:15).

    Tithing and Offerings

    We believe that tithing and offerings are ordained of God to sustain His ministry, spread the Gospel, and release personal blessing (Malachi 3:10; 1 Corinthians 16: 1, 2).

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  • Lead Pastor Mark Palmer
  • Phone: 970.247.7777
  • Fax: 970.247.0776
  • Email: Email Mark Palmer

Other Church Leaders

  • Jill Palmer - Director of Women's Ministry
    Steve Quisenberry - Executive Pastor
    Andy Sloan - Youth Pastor
    Susan Williams - Children's Pastor


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Children and Youth Activities

  • Sprouts

    Our vision for Sprouts Children’s Ministries is to partner with parents and families and empower, prepare, and motivate kids to pursue a lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ. Our heart is that they know His character, encounter His presence, and love Him with all their heart. Children learn to know Him through the Word of God (the Bible), they encounter Him through His presence (Worship) and adore Him through a life submitted to God’s perfect plan.

    ROOTS is our YouthGroup here at the River Church. We are a community of young people trying understand and learn who we are and what we have been created for. We have a lot of fun and we love laughing and hanging out! We are learning more about who Jesus is and how to live in His example in our day to day lives. We meet at the River Church a few times each week in our Youth Room called the ‘Underground’ You should come and check it out.

    ROOTS High // Tuesday 6pm – 8pm
    ROOTS Middle // Wednesday 6pm – 8pm

    *On Sunday-morning we have a program for Middle-schoolers in ROOTS while our High-schoolers go to the main service at 9:30am

    For any info please contact our Youth-Pastor Andy: [email protected] // or contact our office (970)-247-7777 and ask for Andy


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