Our Story

Like many journeys, ours has been a great adventure. Like yours, our story is part of a much bigger story with Jesus as the main character and God's rescue and salvation of the world as the main narrative. May your story and ours will come together for such a time as this.

Our story began with a home bible study in Tolland with a few other families in 1999 with the belief that, “If this is God it will grow.” And it did. In late 2000 the growing community, now at over 40, moved to larger space in the Twin Pond Complex in Tolland, CT.

In 2010

Weston & Karen Brooks

After spending 15 years in business, finance and investments, Weston accepted the role of Lead Pastor at The River. He gets most excited about the presence of the Lord, genuine community and the mission to share God's love and salvation through Jesus Christ. And, of course, he loves being with his own family and....fishing.

Love A Lot Home

In 2011 we partnered with The Happy Church in New Haven to support Love A Lot Children’s Home in Ghana, Africa with a vision to raise orphans in the love of Jesus and, where possible, work to see them adopted into loving families. Eight children have now been successfully adopted and the home is currently caring for another 8 children. We have purchased land and have constructed a new home that can house 30-40 children.