The vision of River Church Ministries,Inc is to be an expression of the Kingdom of God to the community here and an outreach center to those who are outside our geographical realm. These areas of ministry will cover a House of Praise and Worship, hosting the manifested presence of God, as well as inspired Biblical teaching, and hands-on instruction relating to the various ministries of the gifts of the Holy Spirit that support the overall calling of this ministry.

The Mission of River Church is to fulfill the mandate given by the Lord has three main aspects


A place that exalts God in the midst of His people

A house of Prayer, through intercession, and spirit led declarations.

Praise and worship that  cultivates the spiritual atmosphere needed for God to move among His people.

There is a strong emphasis of personal devotion to the Lord, and a disciplined plan for daily personal time with God.



– A place of Biblical Instruction, Practical Equipping, and nurturing  a “family” atmosphere honoring the Lord among His people. Tools of this ministry will  include but not be limited to organized Bible training, prophetic instruction and activations, on site special meetings held to emphasize the visions, purposes and goals of River Church Ministries, Inc. personal evangelism, internet mnistry


– A place that reaches beyond the natural walls and geographical boundaries to touch the lives of those in great darkness and need. There is a strong emphasis of personal evangelism.

“I will look for those who are lost, bring them back, those who wander off, bandage those who are hurt, and heal those who are sick;..”

“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,  because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.

He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,  to proclaim freedom for the captives  and release from darkness for the prisoners,to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor   and the day of vengeance of our God,” ( Isaiah 61:1-3)

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 is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.



Rich and Linda Gatto, Senior Pastor

Rich and Linda have been in the ministry for over 35 years, both as pastors  and ministers to the Body of Christ in various locations.  They are the founders of River Church Ministries, Inc and their desire is to see God’s people rise up and take their place in the kingdom of God on earth.

Some of the strongest “tools” of ministry that the Holy Spirit has equipped them with is an anointing in revelatory instruction with a prophetic edge.  They emphasize the presence of the Holy Spirit and the Holy Spirit  power gifts, especially of healing, deliverance and miracles.

Another tool of ministry is prophesy, both personal and corporate. From time to time they are sent out to minister to the Body of Christ prophetically, imparting vision and wisdom to the hearers.

Powerful healings and miracles have followed the ministry of the Holy Spirit with wonderful testimonies of God’s grace in individual lives through their teachings, prophetic ministry and prayers.  


Sam & Anita Unberhagen


Sam and Anita are used by the Lord in the ministry of

encouragement through the prophetic word and in dance and counsel. 

They assist with the day to day functions of the church life.

Tony and Trish EditedTony and Trish Hopper


The Hoppers are used by God in a wonderful evangelistic gift and Intercessory Prayer.

They move in hospitality and help bring a wonderful atmosphere of love and acceptance to those who visit.