The River

Welcome to The River of Life Christian Fellowship. We invite you to come visit one of our services or local Life Groups. 

Our heart is to Love God, Love like God and Make God's Love known.

3 Days of Renewal

We are setting aside 3 days to gather together in the presence of God. We are asking and trusting that God fill us afresh with His Spirit. Everyone is invited to come!

FEBRUARY 9 – 11, 2020

"And the disciples were continually filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit...

...and spoke in such a manner that a large number of people believed..." – Acts 13:52


The ministry of Dr. Leon van Rooyen has spanned forty years. During this time, Dr. Leon has traveled extensively and preached in five continents. As a respected apostolic leader, he has served as a missionary, pastor, teacher, evangelist, church planter, and relief worker throughout the globe. Dr. Leon’s life message is to promote a love for God, loyalty to the Church, and a passion for souls. Global Ministries and Relief was launched with the mission to reach the lost, equip the saints and build the Church

We are moving to new facilities end of February 2020!

We have purchased property at 58 Gerber Drive in Tolland and are currently renovating them. 

We are planning to move the end of February 2020. Check back for details.

You can help us get there!

Click here to donate to the project


Every Sunday morning the message section of our service recorded in HD and uploaded to our website for folks who want to hear a message again. Visit our Messages page for recent sermon series or our YouTube channel for all our videos.


Want to know what's happening at The River? Check out our Upcoming Events page for all the info about what's happening here at The River. Be sure to subscribe to our weekly bulletin too!

Kingdom Kids

Our Kingdom Kids children's Sunday school program is amazing! At least we think so. We're confident your kids will encounter God's love, learn about His son Jesus and have a lot of fun here on Sunday mornings. Check out our Kingdom Kids page for more details.

Making Disciples

Jesus gave His disciples a mandate to go into all the world and make disciples. We believe this mandate is just as important now as it was when He first spoke it. There is revival occurring here in New England that can only be sustained through discipleship. Check out the Get Involved section of our website to find out how you can grow your faith and walk out your calling as a disciple.


We believe Jesus is on a mission to save the world and bring for His Kingdom here on earth! As the body of Christ we are part of that mission. We participate in this reality by reaching our to our local and global communities with the message of the Gospel.  Check out our Outreach page for more details and how you can participate too!