Welcome to the web site for

River of Life Church

If you live in the Oroville/Butte County area, we warmly invite you to come visit one of our services!  This web page is set up to give you updates on what is happening at our growing church and more information about who we are.  We encourage you to go to our "about us" page and watch the video of how God brought our pastors here.  We are a fun loving group of people who love God and love people.  Come check us out and jump into the river, the water is great!!


Service Times

Sunday Service at 10:00 AM

Sunday Prayer group 8:45 AM

Sunday School 8:45 AM

Youth Sunday School: 9:00am

Mid- week Prayer: Thursdays at 4:00

Youth Group: Thursdays at 6:00

Also, quarterly Mid-week life groups

What to expect when you visit River of Life

  1. The decor:  River of Life was built partly in the 60's and then the Sanctuary was built in the mid 70's.  Since 2014 the church has been steadily upgrading much of the church.  In 2020 the church went through a major renovation upgrading the parking lot, and adding more accessability for those with disabilities, as well as new carpet, chairs and HVAC units.
  2. Our family:  We are a mix of both senior adults and young families.  We are a very friendly bunch who love each other and love our guests.  We will try not to embarrass you with our affection. :)
  3. The music:  Our music is a mix of a few older songs with a few brand new songs.  Although we sing some older songs our style is modern/contemporary.  We draw music from Hillsong, Bethel, Chis Tomlin, Elevation worship and a vast arrange of Christian artists and worship leaders.  Although we still have the hymnals, we project the songs on the wall for all to follow along to.
  4. Length of service:  Services typically last around 1 1/2 hrs long.  If you need to leave early, that is ok too.  
  5. We are Pentecostal:  Simply put, we believe God is a supernatual God and He intervenes in the lives of people in supernatual ways.  In our services, people have been healed and found specific words spoken over them that have been a testimony to the reality of God and His love for them.  We do not flaunt the working of the Holy Spirit.  In fact, you may not even notice our Charismatic aspect if you visit, but if you do, we hope you are blessed.
  6. Our pastor:  Pastor Scott Thomson is in his early 40's and came to Oroville in August of 2014 to pastor our church.  he is married to Krista Thomson, who is a graduate of BSSM in Redding, California.  Together they are raising two sweet boys, Isaac and Benjamin.  He is a graduate from Christian Life International Bible College and has been involved in ministry since 1996.  Currently Pastor Scott also serves as our city's vice mayor.  See his Facebook profile to learn more or invite him out for coffee. :)
  7. Kids programs:  We have an amazing children's church progam that serves children from infants up to the 6th grade.  Each of our children's church workers are trained and have been had thourogh background checks done by public safety officials.  Our priority is for our children to learn about the Lord in a fun and safe environment.  Our program runs every Sunday for the duration of the service.  Bring your kids, they will beg to come back next week.
  8. Youth program:  Jonathan and Tracey Leach are our youth pastors and lead a budding youth ministry that currently meets Sunday mornings at 9:00am and also at church on Thursdays at 6:00.  Each year we also take our youth to a larger youth conference where they have a blast, meet new friends and have powerful encounters with God.