About Us

Our Vision and Faith

The River Church is a Spirit-led, Spirit-filled, Word of Faith Church.


Our Mission at The River Church is to love God, to love others, and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ. The vision of our church is to glorify our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, to make true disciples throughout all the nations by means of missionary activity and support, to minister the ordinances, to edify believers, and to do all that is sovereignly possible and biblically permissible to magnify the name of Jesus.

Leadership Team:
Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal are to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.

  • Pastor Ron Villar, Senior Pastor

    Pastor Ron has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture and teaching the Word to its fullest. His teachings are life-changing and challenge you to want to live a life of abundance in Jesus Christ. He has served in a pastoral role for over 27 years.  Pastor Ron has ministered in over 20 countries and is passionate about missionary work and has a heart for the lost.

  • Pastor Laura Villar, Co-Pastor

    Pastor Laura Co-pastors The River Church with her husband Pastor Ron. She has an active role in the worship team, Kingdom Kids and Administrative responsibilities.  Pastor Laura has a great passion for worship and a desire to equip the body of Christ of all ages to be set on fire for God, sold out for Jesus, as well as being spiritually equipped to fulfill the calling God has for each one of them.

Our Statement of Faith
  • In one God, eternal existing in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit  Genesis 1:26; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14

  • The Bible, in its entirety, is the Divinely inspired, only infallible, authoritative Word of God.  All Scripture is inspired by God, and it was written by human authors under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.  It is the final source for how to live life and what to believe.   2Timothy 3:16,17; II Peter 1:20-21; Psalm 119:105; Psalm 19:7-11

  • The virgin birth of Jesus Christ is the Son of God.  He is co-equal with the Father.   He lived a sinless life and was the perfect sacrifice to atone for our sins.  He rose from the dead, declaring His victory over death, hell and the grave.  He has ascended into heaven, where He is now seated at the right hand of the Father. John 1:1; Acts 2:23-24; Ephesians 1:20; Philippians 2:6-11; Hebrews 1:2-3

  • All have sinned and come short of God’s glory and are in need of forgiveness which is solely available through the shed blood of Jesus.    Genesis 2:15 -17; 33:1-24; Romans 3:23

  • Through repentance and confession of sins to God, every person is forgiven and cleansed from all unrighteousness and is given eternal life.   2 Peter 3:9; 1 John 1:9; Romans 7:7

  • Water baptism is an outward symbolic sign and testimony that demonstrates that Jesus died for our sin and was raised by the power of the Spirit.  In baptism, we are identifying with His death and resurrection.  Matthew 28:19; Acts 8:35-37; Romans 6:3-9; Colossians 2:11-12; I Peter 3:20-21

  • In the regular observance of the Lord’s Supper.  Luke 22:14-20; Acts 2:41-42 1 Corinthians 11:24-25

  • Healing is provided by Christ’s redemptive work on the cross.    Mark 16: 15- 20; 1Peter 2:24

  • The baptism of the Holy Spirit, with the initial evidence of speaking in tongues, will be given to every believer who asks.  In addition, every believer is filled with, and empowered, by the Holy Spirit to live a sanctified and holy life.  The believer is also to be a witness for Christ.  Acts 2:4; 10:44-48; Acts 1:8; Galatians 5:16-25, Hebrews 6:1

  • In the personal and imminent return of the Lord.   Acts 1:9-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

  • The resurrection of both the saved and the lost; believers to everlasting life and unbelievers, to separation from God. Revelation 20:11-15

Our Address

13735 W. Auto Drive Ste. 112
Goodyear, AZ 85338

Office Hours:

Mon. - Fr.  8am - 4pm

Tel: (623) 262-4969

Fax: (623) 243-5597

Email: info@theriverchurchaz.com


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