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 Prayer group 8:45 AM

Sunday School 9:15 AM

Sunday Service at 10:00 AM

Mid-week life groups

What to expect when you visit River of Life

  1. The decor:  River of Life was built in the 1970's and it still kinda shows.  We are in the process of planning upgrades but you may step back a few decades when you enter our doors.  However, as you look past the blue shag carpet you will also sense the sweet presence of God.
  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:  No, we don't play with snakes.  It means we believe, reach for and move in the power of the Holy Spirit.  That means, you may hear someone speak in tongues, prophesy and we pray for healing and miracles.  We believe the church should look like that of the book of acts.  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 late 30's and came to Oroville in August of 2014 to pastor our church.  He has two boys, Isaac and Benjamin.  He is a graduate from Christian Life International Bible College and has been involved in ministry since 1996.  Ask him about his 2 years that he lived in Vladivostok Russia planting churches and a bible college there.  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, except on the last Sunday of the month the kids worship together with their families and are dismissed to the kids program after worship ends.  Bring your kids, they will beg to come back next week.